Lena Horne was such an influence on this generation of young black female vocalists!
One of the things that startled me reading Horne's bio a while back was just how much she resented that - she really believed that Uggams, Carroll, Warwick - hell, even Lainie Kazan (!) were flat out stealing from her. Too bad, as they all more or less worshipped her, and she could never understand that.
Just like Billie Holiday believed that Lena was cloning her and again that was Lena's sincerest form of flattery.
I really want that dress. I really do.
Oh, honey, you would look so good in it!
She's got a right to wear heels!
Leslie's good and all, but that dress is sensational! LOVE that particular period of clothing & hair.
Say no more, It's yours! BrianB
The above post only makes sense if it's responding to tula, but you knew that!BrianB
I did! And it does!
The dress actually reminds me of something a "Dawn" doll would have. And I know you know what I'm talking about!