Mae West’s Harlem State Of Mind, 1930’s (video)

d6Harlem has always been a combination of high and low, from the 1920’s to the 1930’s Mae West made a name for herself on the Vaudeville circuit with plays as a connoisseur of Harlem culture. Continue Reading →

Zelda Barbour Wynn Valdes, The Great, 1905 – 2001

Zelda_MAIN2_gallery-cover_6355Before she created the original, legendary Playboy Bunny outfit, Zelda Barbour Wynn Valdes (June 28, 1905 – September 26, 2001), designed for divas like Dorothy Dandridge and she created the stage costumes for the Dance Theater of Harlem. Continue Reading →