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Ella Fitzgerald: “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt it was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him - and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status - that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, & Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard".

Marilyn Monroe with Ella Fitzgerald at the the Mocambo. A popular Hollywood night club at the time. That would not book Ella because of segregation. Marilyn told the manager that she would reserve a front row table every night Ella performed there.

Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald. afrobella

MARILYN MONROE~Ella Fitzgerald wanted to play at Mocambo, a very popular club in the but they wouldn’t book her because she was black. Marilyn Monroe called the owner & said she would sit at the front table every night Ella sang. And she did.

You Don’t Need Them | think and speak peace

Marilyn Monroe quote, ' A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her'

Ladies of Jazz:  Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Pearl Bailey

Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 1917 - June Billie Holiday (April 1915 - June Thelma Carpenter (January 1922 - May Lena Horne (June 1917 - May Sarah Vaughan (March 1924 - April Pearl Bailey (March 1918 - August

"keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about" - Marilyn Monroe

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. 5 Marilyn Monroe Quotes You’ll Love.Also why I believe she did not commit suicide.

The real-life Django: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot.

The real-life Django. Bass Reeves, born a slave in broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Became a Deputy U. Marshal in 1875 at the age of During his career he arrested felons, killed 14 men, was never shot.

Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald at Bop City nightclub (NY, 1947)

Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald, Bop City Nightclub, New York,

Marilyn 1957. Love the colors in the picture

A girl just wants to feel like she is the only one for a guy. Gosh Marilyn Monroe was so gorgeous. I love her!

"The Black Pearl" American-born French dancer, singer, and actress Josephine Baker (1906-1975). Photographer unknown. via trip down memory lane

Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.

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