vintage dancers

Portrait of dancer Pearl Primus. Stamped on back: “Pearl Primus. Austin Wilder, artist management, promotion. 745 Fifth Avenue, New York City.” Handwritten on back: “Primus, Pearl.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
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You know Dasher, and Dancer, and
Prancer, and Vixen,
Comet, and Cupid, and
Donner and Blitzen
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer!!


  I can finally post what I’ve been working on all through the month of November! I did all of Santa’s reindeer as  retro-y/pinup/centaur ladies!! I had a lot of fun with this ;3; 


**They are now on my redbubble!! http://www.redbubble.com/people/savannahsparrow

Gene Kelly promoting his latest film Singin’ in the Rain, 1952

“There was no model for what I tried to do with dance … and the thing Fred Astaire and I used to bitch about was that critics didn’t know how to categorize us. They called us tap dancers because that was considered the American style. But neither of us were basically tap dancers.”

View of dancer Pearl Primus performing with musicians. Handwritten on back: “Prayer of thanksgiving. Belgian Congo, 1949.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library