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Lingerie Sale : B-Cups / All brand new / DM if interested / Payment by Paypal :

1/ Olga by Princesse Tam.Tam / Cat-print / 32B / 12€ + shipping

2/ Cirque Magique by Valisere / 32B / 15€ + shipping

3/ Black set with gold polka dots by Duet / 34B and S-M / 12€ + shipping

4/ Fifi by Agent Provocateur / 32C (runs a cup small) and 3 / 30€ + shipping

5/ Molly by Agent Provocateur / 32B / 25€ + shipping

Favorite Classic Black Female Stars Josephine Baker (1906-1975)

 “Baker was a woman torn between multiple identities and multiple loves. She lived for her loves and in a certain sense, died as a result of them. It seems to me that as a key to understanding her destiny, nothing is more important than the song ‘I Have Two Loves,’ which became her theme song and was associated with her throughout her life. In my opinion, everything is contained in the song’s assertion, ‘I have two loves, my country and Paris,’ which goes far beyond its apparent simplicity. In these few words, Baker transcends herself and reaches out to the destiny of an entire generation. It is in this far-reaching influence that we can see the startling modernity of this woman, who resembled and even surpassed Colette and George Sand. She wished to be free all her life, and she was always guided by that passion and commitment.”  

 Simon Njami in Bennetta Jules-Rosette’s Josephine Baker in Art and Life: The Icon and the Image

retroannamae  asked:

Hi! I love your blog! Can you recommend some good B/W movies starring Black actresses?

Thank you so much! :)

And indeed I can! There are so many, but here are some links to movies starring or featuring “more popular” actresses—including ones who were popular in the 1920s, 30s, and/or 40s, but whose names are somewhat obscure now. Every actress has their IMDb page linked to their names, as well.

Evelyn Preer (referred to as “The First Lady of the Screen” by race movie-goers):

Within Our Gates (1920)

Christie comedies (shorts) (1929)

Nina Mae McKinney (the first Black woman to have a principal role in a Hollywood film):

Hallelujah! (1929) < her film debut, the role that made her a star

Pie, Pie Blackbird (short)(1932) 

Sanders of the River (1935) 

The Black Network (short) (1936)

The Devil’s Daughter (1939)

Josephine Baker (La Baker, Bronze Venus, et cetera, et cetera) 

Zou Zou (1934) (French language)

Princesse Tam-Tam (1935) (French language)

Lena Horne (probably the “biggest” Black actress in Hollywood since Nina Mae McKinney):

The Duke is Tops (1938)

Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Stormy Weather (1943)

Francine Everett (known as “The Most Beautiful Girl in Harlem”):

Paradise in Harlem (1939)

Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. (1946)

Fredi Washington (Entertainer-turned-activist/journalist):

Black and Tan (1929)

Ethel Waters (Legend! Pioneer!):

Rufus Jones for President (1933)

Bubbling Over (1934)

Cabin in the Sky (1943) (link in Lena Horne list)

Sheila Guyse (I took it upon myself to dub her “The Sweetheart of Race Movies”):

Boy! What a Girl! (1947)

Sepia Cinderella (1947)

Miracle in Harlem (1948)

Dorothy Dandridge (first Black actress nominated for the Best Actress Oscar; first Black person nominated for a Leading Role Oscar period):

Malaga (1960)

Jeni Le Gon (A solo tap dancer—it was rare to see a black woman (a woman period) tap dancing/hoofing without a partner):

Double Deal (1939)

Hi-De-Ho (1947)

Other actresses to check out:

Madame Sul-Te-Wan

Iris Hall

Eartha Kitt

Hattie McDaniel

Louise Beavers

Ruby Dandridge

Marguerite Whitten

Theresa Harris

Laura Bowman

Mildred Washington

Dorothy Van Engle

Bee Freeman

Ruby Dee

Lucia Lynn Moses

Also check out:

The Riverbends Channel (YouTube channel)

Brown Sugar: Eighty Years of America’s Black Female Superstars (YouTube video)

The films of Oscar Micheaux and Spencer Williams, Jr.

Unsung Black Beauties of the 1930s and 40s (this YouTube video introduced me to so many great women and along with many other factors, inspired me to create this Tumblr)

Exposition Lingerie Française

  • Half-cup bra with a dotted-print cup and a top panel in Calais lace by Lejaby (2011)
  • Half-cup bra in white lambskin (cough) by Lise Charmel
  • Underwired bra in white cotton with black dots Princesse tam.tam (1989)
  • Half-cup bra in white-striped black cotton by Passionata (2010)
  • Panties in ivory striped and dotted silk by Lou (1980s)
  • Black garter belt by Implicite (2011)

06.10.2015 // 5/100 days of productivity:
Had a good day today and got a lot of work done 💪
Thought I’d show you what’s in my pencil case:
(the pencil case itself is a makeup bag from Princesse Tam Tam)
-my beloved Muji pens
-LOTS of highlighters (these aren’t even all I own 😅)
-a ruler
-pencil and eraser
-ball point pens
-lip balm
-single hole punch (to put things into my kikki k)
-this really smooth stone-thingy, calms me down when i’m super stressed (and it’s pretty)
-many many different post-its/page-flags