• #BlackGirlMagic,  E books,  Of interest

    Gentlemen prefer Bronze

    I enjoy during research, and so I thought I’d share more vintage ads and photos portraying the beauty of black women that were produced by us and for us. Black folks reclaimed our image (see the ad below for an example) even during segregation.

    Aunt Jemima mystique


    There’s still a misconception out there regarding how black folks used to live. Far too many times Hollywood and even books portray us as downtrodden and usually in the position of a domestic.

    No matter what (segregated) society may have thought or stated erroneously about black culture, we did our own thing. Part of which meant black women were thought of as sex symbols in our community even though mainstream media ignored beautiful sistas as cover girls.


    Bronze Thrills
    Cover girl for Bronze Thrills mag



    This publicity photo was used for the cover of the book Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer. The book can be purchased on Amazon. Click the photo to be redirected.



    Singer Joyce Bryant and Eartha Kitt_sex symbols of the 1950s
    Singer Joyce Bryant and Eartha Kitt, sex symbols of the 1950s