julicious:

Dorothy Dandridge made history with her role as Carmen in the movie Carmen Jones (1954). It wasn’t just one of the best roles offered to a black actress at the time, it also made Dandridge the first African American nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1954.

julicious:

Dorothy Dandridge made history with her role as Carmen in the movie Carmen Jones (1954). It wasn’t just one of the best roles offered to a black actress at the time, it also made Dandridge the first African American nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1954.

vintageblackglamour:

Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Charles Williams in an offstage moment from “Carmen Jones”. A very similar shot from this session appeared in the September 30, 1954 issue of Jet magazine. H/T to African Heritage City for sharing this iconic photo.

vintageblackglamour:

Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Charles Williams in an offstage moment from “Carmen Jones”. A very similar shot from this session appeared in the September 30, 1954 issue of Jet magazine. H/T to African Heritage City for sharing this iconic photo.