Darling Dorothy Dandridge

A tumblr dedicated to preserving the image of Dorothy Dandridge /
P.S. I have another blog called Violet Darling dedicated to movies and fashion

dorothydandridge:

Dorothy Dandridge was Black Hollywood’s greatest symbol. No Black woman in the history of films, not even Hattie McDaniel or Lena Horne, had garnered such attention. She proved that dignity, style, and class could be brought to mainstream movies by a Black performer in a serious role. Within Black America, there was a tremendous excitement and optimism about Dorothy. As actress Nichelle Nichols once said, she was quite simply OUR queen.

dorothydandridge:

Dorothy Dandridge was Black Hollywood’s greatest symbol. No Black woman in the history of films, not even Hattie McDaniel or Lena Horne, had garnered such attention. She proved that dignity, style, and class could be brought to mainstream movies by a Black performer in a serious role. Within Black America, there was a tremendous excitement and optimism about Dorothy. As actress Nichelle Nichols once said, she was quite simply OUR queen.

dorothydandridge:

"Dottie Taught Me"

dorothydandridge:

"Dottie Taught Me"

blackhistoryalbum:

LOVE STRUCK | 1954

Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in Carmen Jones, 1954. Produced and directed by Otto Preminger

Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in Carmen Jones (Otto Preminger - 1954)

(Source: mabellonghetti)

dorothydandridge:

Young Dorothy.

dorothydandridge:

Young Dorothy.

sagemintiart:

Here’s a portrait of the gorgeous and talented Dorothy Danridge~
This was supposed to be a quick sketch paint, in the same painting style of the Merida portrait from a few months back but this came out a bit more refined than I thought it would. I think I captured her likeness pretty well, but then again I plan to do this over someday.
Materials: Photoshop CS5
Duration: 5 hrs

sagemintiart:

Here’s a portrait of the gorgeous and talented Dorothy Danridge~

This was supposed to be a quick sketch paint, in the same painting style of the Merida portrait from a few months back but this came out a bit more refined than I thought it would. I think I captured her likeness pretty well, but then again I plan to do this over someday.

Materials: Photoshop CS5

Duration: 5 hrs

dandridgelove:

Dorothy Dandridge beautifully graces the October 1952 cover of Bronze Thrills magazine.❤️

dandridgelove:

Dorothy Dandridge beautifully graces the October 1952 cover of Bronze Thrills magazine.❤️

dorothydandridge:

Dorothy Dandridge photographed in New York with Pierre Salinger (President John F. Kennedy’s Press Secretary) during one of her club engagements. According to Dorothy’s manager Earl Mills, Mr. Salinger was a loyal fan of Dorothy Dandridge.

dorothydandridge:

Dorothy Dandridge photographed in New York with Pierre Salinger (President John F. Kennedy’s Press Secretary) during one of her club engagements. According to Dorothy’s manager Earl Mills, Mr. Salinger was a loyal fan of Dorothy Dandridge.

dandridgelove:

More photos of Dorothy Dandridge at the Confidential Magazine trial on September 3,1957 in Los Angeles,CA.

dandridgelove:

More photos of Dorothy Dandridge at the Confidential Magazine trial on September 3,1957 in Los Angeles,CA.

dorothydandridge:

Baltimore Afro-American newspaper (April 12, 1955).

dorothydandridge:

Baltimore Afro-American newspaper (April 12, 1955).