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Inspired by her family history, Gainer has unearthed a revealing treasure trove of historic photographs of famous actors, dancers, writers and entertainers who worked in the 20th-century entertainment business. In her books, alongside the familiar images and stories of renowned performers such as Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Harry Belafonte, and Sidney Poitier, are those of less well-remembered figures such as Bricktop, Pearl Primus, Diana Sands, Nipsey Russell, the Nicholas Brothers, Stephen Burrows, and Donny Hathaway. Vintage Black Glamour and Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters (Rocket 88) are unique, sumptuous and revealing celebrations of the lives and indomitable spirit of black women and men of a previous era who continue to inspire to the present day. —Event page