An Unlikely Sisterhood: Marilyn Monroe & Ella Fitzgerald - Woman of Colour
Sometimes you run across a story that completely changes the way you thought about a person. I see Marilyn Monroe in a whole new light now. Read on to find out why… Apparently in the 50s, a popular nightclub, Mocambo would not book Ella Fitzgerald because she was black. Fortunately for Ella, she had a powerful and unlikely benefactor, “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…
Frank, Bing, and Dino in "Robin and the Seven Hoods"
1964 --- Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin stand behind a singing, dancing Bing Crosby in a show number from . --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS