From Baldwin, To Baker And More, The Myth Of A Colorblind France On Virtual Cinema

First Run Features is proud to present the release of Myth of a Colorblind France on Virtual Cinema, opening nationwide on September 25, 2020. Continue Reading →

Dorothy Dandridge In The Mermaid Gown, By Harlem’s Diva Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1953

Here’s Dorothy Dandrige swerving, doing the robot and dancing in two dresses by Harlem fashion designer to the stars Zelda Wynn Valdes.

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HW Picks: The Best Candles, According To Hyper Harlem Scented Candle Enthusiast

Like so many things, scented candles aren’t just for Christmas. To light a luxury candle when it’s still warm and bright outside, and to fill your living room with the smell of citrus and jasmine, and rum and oranges, and of gardens recently rained on, is one great luxury. Continue Reading →

Celebrate Harlem With A Renaissance Tour, A Drag Brunch And Vogue Dancing

The Black and LGBT community had a tremendous impact on not only the trajectory of the Harlem Renaissance but on the type of community Harlem would grow into as well. Continue Reading →

Nana Camille Yarbrough On The Danny Tisdale Show (Audio)

Join Nana Camille Yarbrough, as she talks Katheryn Dunham, Josephine Baker, Paris, her recent reading “Celebrating Nana Camille’s Journey as an Artist and Cultural Custodian at the Schomburg in Harlem and more with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show. Continue Reading →

In 1949, Hugh Hefner Commissions Harlem’s Zelda Wynn Valdes To Design The Playboy Bunny Custome

The legendary Harlemite Zelda Barbour Wynn Valdes (June 28, 1905 – September 26, 2001), was an African-American fashion designer and costumer based in Harlem who designed the original Playboy Bunny costume. Continue Reading →

“Drop Me Off In Harlem,” By Guinness Book Of World Record Holder Adelaide Louise Hall

Adelaide Louise Hall was a dynamo, she was born on the 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Continue Reading →