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Recommended Resource - Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer


Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer

Using rarely accessed photographic archives and private collections, inspired by her family history, Nichelle Gainer has unearthed a revealing treasure trove of historic photographs of famous actors, dancers, writers and entertainers who worked in the 20th-century entertainment business but rarely appeared in the same publications as their white counterparts.


Vintage Black Glamour is a unique, sumptuous and revealing celebration of the lives and indomitable spirit of Black women of a previous era. Although talented, successful and ground-breaking, many of the women in these pages were ignored by mainstream media, but their life's work and attitudes stand as inspiration for us still, today.



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