I thought I’d share one more picture from this extraordinary collection that will soon be featured in an exhibition in London. I think some of these fabulous vintage Black people, like boxing champion Peter Jackson, are worthy of their own movie. Where are you Idris Elba? Jamie Foxx? From The Guardian:
"Peter Jackson, December 2, 1889. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images.
"I slept in Frank’s pajamas, at least the top half of them, and the next day we walked along the empty beach, me in the bottom half of my travel suit and Frank’s jacket. Naturally a photographer was lying in wait and snapped a shot of us, barefoot, holding hands. I’ve always thought it was a sad little photograph, a sad little commentary on our lives then. We were simply two young people so much in love, and the world wouldn’t leave us alone for a second." – Ava Gardner
"There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand."
Photo session of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. (Mclennon)
"I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything."
The greatest terror a child can have is that he is not loved, and rejection is the hell he fears. - John Steinbeck, East of Eden
"One of the dearest and sweetest women that ever lived. She was a wonderful wife, and an extraordinary girl in every way.”- Orson Welles, 1985
"I’m not tough, and I never have been. I suppose over the years I’ve built up kind of a veneer to protect myself because I have functioned on my own for a long, long time, and I have never had a lot of flunkies preceding me to clear the way."
Happy Birthday, Lauren Bacall (16th September, 1924 - August 12th, 2014)