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"True, there is silver under/ The veils of the darkness./ But few care to dig in the night/ For the possible treasure of stars"

--Gwendolyn Brooks, "Intermission"
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yvngxdij:

today in Leimert Park, South Central, CA.
yvngxdij:

today in Leimert Park, South Central, CA.
yvngxdij:

today in Leimert Park, South Central, CA.
yvngxdij:

today in Leimert Park, South Central, CA.
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beatnikdaddio:

Muhammad Ali embraces a 3 year old Dave Chappelle (left) and his brother Sedar during a visit Dave and his parents paid to the champ’s hotel room after a training session for his fight with Jimmy Young for the heavyweight title. 1976.
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pnug:

Idris Elba
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stagesandpages:

Angela Bassett photographed by Robin Black for Violet Grey

V.G. WHAT KIND OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ACTORS JUST STARTING OUT IN THEIR CAREER? A.B.: It’s the same with everything: You have to study your craft. Actresses make it look easy because that’s the way it should look—effortless. When a great actor does their job they’re leaving a piece of their soul in the room. It takes a little out of you, but that’s okay. Life will take a little out of you, love will take a little out of you. We’re talking about demonstrating the best and worst of the human experience.

Angela Bassett interviewed by Lexy Lebsack for Violet Grey
stagesandpages:

Angela Bassett photographed by Robin Black for Violet Grey

V.G. WHAT KIND OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ACTORS JUST STARTING OUT IN THEIR CAREER? A.B.: It’s the same with everything: You have to study your craft. Actresses make it look easy because that’s the way it should look—effortless. When a great actor does their job they’re leaving a piece of their soul in the room. It takes a little out of you, but that’s okay. Life will take a little out of you, love will take a little out of you. We’re talking about demonstrating the best and worst of the human experience.

Angela Bassett interviewed by Lexy Lebsack for Violet Grey
stagesandpages:

Angela Bassett photographed by Robin Black for Violet Grey

V.G. WHAT KIND OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ACTORS JUST STARTING OUT IN THEIR CAREER? A.B.: It’s the same with everything: You have to study your craft. Actresses make it look easy because that’s the way it should look—effortless. When a great actor does their job they’re leaving a piece of their soul in the room. It takes a little out of you, but that’s okay. Life will take a little out of you, love will take a little out of you. We’re talking about demonstrating the best and worst of the human experience.

Angela Bassett interviewed by Lexy Lebsack for Violet Grey
stagesandpages:

Angela Bassett photographed by Robin Black for Violet Grey

V.G. WHAT KIND OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ACTORS JUST STARTING OUT IN THEIR CAREER? A.B.: It’s the same with everything: You have to study your craft. Actresses make it look easy because that’s the way it should look—effortless. When a great actor does their job they’re leaving a piece of their soul in the room. It takes a little out of you, but that’s okay. Life will take a little out of you, love will take a little out of you. We’re talking about demonstrating the best and worst of the human experience.

Angela Bassett interviewed by Lexy Lebsack for Violet Grey
stagesandpages:

Angela Bassett photographed by Robin Black for Violet Grey

V.G. WHAT KIND OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ACTORS JUST STARTING OUT IN THEIR CAREER? A.B.: It’s the same with everything: You have to study your craft. Actresses make it look easy because that’s the way it should look—effortless. When a great actor does their job they’re leaving a piece of their soul in the room. It takes a little out of you, but that’s okay. Life will take a little out of you, love will take a little out of you. We’re talking about demonstrating the best and worst of the human experience.

Angela Bassett interviewed by Lexy Lebsack for Violet Grey
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vh1:

Today would’ve been Whitney Houston’s 51st birthday. RIP Whitney ❤ We’ll always love you. 
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Jimi Hendrix at a private session in London, 1968. Photo by Chris Walter.
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entrelacave:

Langston Hughes, Charles S. Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Rudolph Fisher, and Hubert T. Delany circa 1924 at a Harlem party.
Follow: http://entrelacave.tumblr.com/
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twelvehouses:

House of Gemini.
jolyswittygirl:

Zouzou (1934)
Directed By: Marc Allégret 
Cast: Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin, Pierre Larquey, Yvette Lebon, Illa Meery, Palau, Madeleine Guitty, Claire Gérard, Marcel Vallée
The fabulous Josephine Baker as Zouzou tries to help her childhood friend prove his innocence after he’s accused of murder.
As children, Zouzou and Jean are paired in a traveling circus as twins: she’s dark, he’s light. After they’ve grown, he treats her as if she were his sister, but she’s in love with him. In Paris, he’s a music hall electrician, she’s a laundress who delivers clean underwear to the hall. She introduces him to Claire, her friend at work, and the couple fall in love. Jean conspires to get the show’s star out of town and for the theater manager to see the high-spirited Zouzou perform. When Jean’s accused of murder and Zouzou needs money to mount his defense, she pleads to go on stage. Her talents may save the show, but can anything save her dream of life with Jean?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N5RI1S1PnY
twelvehouses:

House of Gemini.
jolyswittygirl:

Zouzou (1934)
Directed By: Marc Allégret 
Cast: Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin, Pierre Larquey, Yvette Lebon, Illa Meery, Palau, Madeleine Guitty, Claire Gérard, Marcel Vallée
The fabulous Josephine Baker as Zouzou tries to help her childhood friend prove his innocence after he’s accused of murder.
As children, Zouzou and Jean are paired in a traveling circus as twins: she’s dark, he’s light. After they’ve grown, he treats her as if she were his sister, but she’s in love with him. In Paris, he’s a music hall electrician, she’s a laundress who delivers clean underwear to the hall. She introduces him to Claire, her friend at work, and the couple fall in love. Jean conspires to get the show’s star out of town and for the theater manager to see the high-spirited Zouzou perform. When Jean’s accused of murder and Zouzou needs money to mount his defense, she pleads to go on stage. Her talents may save the show, but can anything save her dream of life with Jean?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N5RI1S1PnY
twelvehouses:

House of Gemini.
jolyswittygirl:

Zouzou (1934)
Directed By: Marc Allégret 
Cast: Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin, Pierre Larquey, Yvette Lebon, Illa Meery, Palau, Madeleine Guitty, Claire Gérard, Marcel Vallée
The fabulous Josephine Baker as Zouzou tries to help her childhood friend prove his innocence after he’s accused of murder.
As children, Zouzou and Jean are paired in a traveling circus as twins: she’s dark, he’s light. After they’ve grown, he treats her as if she were his sister, but she’s in love with him. In Paris, he’s a music hall electrician, she’s a laundress who delivers clean underwear to the hall. She introduces him to Claire, her friend at work, and the couple fall in love. Jean conspires to get the show’s star out of town and for the theater manager to see the high-spirited Zouzou perform. When Jean’s accused of murder and Zouzou needs money to mount his defense, she pleads to go on stage. Her talents may save the show, but can anything save her dream of life with Jean?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N5RI1S1PnY
twelvehouses:

House of Gemini.
jolyswittygirl:

Zouzou (1934)
Directed By: Marc Allégret 
Cast: Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin, Pierre Larquey, Yvette Lebon, Illa Meery, Palau, Madeleine Guitty, Claire Gérard, Marcel Vallée
The fabulous Josephine Baker as Zouzou tries to help her childhood friend prove his innocence after he’s accused of murder.
As children, Zouzou and Jean are paired in a traveling circus as twins: she’s dark, he’s light. After they’ve grown, he treats her as if she were his sister, but she’s in love with him. In Paris, he’s a music hall electrician, she’s a laundress who delivers clean underwear to the hall. She introduces him to Claire, her friend at work, and the couple fall in love. Jean conspires to get the show’s star out of town and for the theater manager to see the high-spirited Zouzou perform. When Jean’s accused of murder and Zouzou needs money to mount his defense, she pleads to go on stage. Her talents may save the show, but can anything save her dream of life with Jean?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N5RI1S1PnY
twelvehouses:

House of Gemini.
jolyswittygirl:

Zouzou (1934)
Directed By: Marc Allégret 
Cast: Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin, Pierre Larquey, Yvette Lebon, Illa Meery, Palau, Madeleine Guitty, Claire Gérard, Marcel Vallée
The fabulous Josephine Baker as Zouzou tries to help her childhood friend prove his innocence after he’s accused of murder.
As children, Zouzou and Jean are paired in a traveling circus as twins: she’s dark, he’s light. After they’ve grown, he treats her as if she were his sister, but she’s in love with him. In Paris, he’s a music hall electrician, she’s a laundress who delivers clean underwear to the hall. She introduces him to Claire, her friend at work, and the couple fall in love. Jean conspires to get the show’s star out of town and for the theater manager to see the high-spirited Zouzou perform. When Jean’s accused of murder and Zouzou needs money to mount his defense, she pleads to go on stage. Her talents may save the show, but can anything save her dream of life with Jean?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N5RI1S1PnY