then if he just kissed her like 6 more times she would figure out who killed jason blossom, get the drive-in back in business, reunite the 7 kingdoms and sit on the iron throne, develop the nightblood cure to save everyone from radiation, find both carmen sandiego and waldo, win the great british bake off, and become america’s next top model
Carmen explains that she’s her own woman in Carmen Jones (1954). For her performance in this role, Dorothy Dandridge became the first African-American woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
“The nine of spades…” - a scene from Carmen Jones (1954) with (bottom, left to right) Diahann Carroll, Carmen de Lavallade (?), Pearl Bailey, Dorothy Dandridge, (top, right to left) Joe Adams, Roy Glenn, and Nick Stewart.
African American singer, television and stage actress known for her performances in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts (Carmen Jones-1954, Porgy and Bess-1959). Played the main character in Julia (1968), one of the first series on American television to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role and was followed by her portrayal of Dominique Deveraux in the primetime soap opera Dynasty over three seasons.
Portrait of soprano Carlotta Franzell. Printed on front: “J. Abresch, N.Y.” Stamped on back: “Kindly give credit to James Abresch, 200 West 57th St., N.Y.C.” Label on back: “Carlotta Franzell, who originated the demure little Cindy Lou in the Broadway production of Carmen Jones returns in the role when Civic’s final offering opens at Masonic, Monday, February 28.” 1949.
Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library