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#Howdoyousleep? #Nude -Joyce Bryant

Although Joyce Bryant is dubbed as being the “Black Marilyn Monroe”, I’d like to think of Marilyn Monroe as the “white Joyce Bryant”. The bronzed skin, metallic haired bombshell made her way to stardom by way of her four-octave range and her distinct sex appeal. 148 more words


St Louis History "The Social Evil Hospital " Found Very Interesting

September 26, 1872 – 142 years-ago today, the Social Evil Hospital opened in St Louis. Shortly after the Civil War, the StL Police Chief estimated that there were 5,000 prostitutes working in the city, & on July 10, 1871, the St Louis City Council passed the “Social Evil” ordinance, authorizing the Board of Health to license and regulate prostitutes. 219 more words

Historic Places

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: Josephine #nfpb2014

My favorite reading challenge in 2014 is Kid Lit Frenzy’s Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge.

This week, I’ll also be linking my post to Aarti’s… 434 more words

Reading Challenge

A History of the Miniskirt: How Fashion's Most Daring Hemline Came To Be

From super-short python dresses that came down the runway at Gucci to the pastel quilted minis at Miui Miu, one thing’s for sure: Fall fashion is all about thinking short—and we mean… 931 more words


dancing, dazzling Josephine Baker

by Wendy Lawrence

I love a book that you can’t easily categorize, and this is one of them. At first glance, you think it’s a picture book, bright and boldly covered. 387 more words

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Legendary dancer Carmen De Lavallade visits with her one-woman show

By Steve Sucato

Pittsburgh dance audiences are treated to a host of great performances annually from new and established artists, some with global renown. Rarer are visits by living legends. 413 more words

Pittsburgh City Paper