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Saturday, August 18, 2012

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Dorothy's apartment was crammed full of health foods, vitamins and iron.  She is seen here with her secretary Verda Cleveland.


Beauty blessed her,but disaster was her constant companion.























Despite rumours at the time, Dorothy and Lena were not rivals...Here is Lena with her husband at the Premier of the 1954 film 'Carmen Jones'.
w / Vivian and Otto




A movie was suppose to happen starring Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando and Dorothy Dandridge.  Both men were to vie for Dorothy in the film.  The project never came to fruition.  That would have been a great movie!
Jack Denison


Dorothy had regrets that she did not have a baby with Otto.  Otto did not want a child together, but still she could have had a child with him had she put her selfless ambitions aside.  Dorothy cared more about his career than her own desires to have a child with him.
Dorothy's Foot Injury





A prince once offered Dorothy $100.000 to go to bed with him.  


Rudi Genreich, pants ensemble (1952)

w/ Harolyn (Dorothy's most treasured photo)

Ruby Dandridge


Ruby Dandridge





w/ Jack Denison




w/ Jack Denison




Walter Saxer, World's top body culture expert at that time.

A workout in a gymnasium caused actress to break her foot.  w/Walter Saxer, World's top body culture expert at that time.






Sitting next to Rita Moreno at one of the biggest Civil Rights rally. Rita accepted the role of 'Tuptim' in the highly successful film "The King and I" (1956), after Dorothy turned down the role because of Otto's advice that it was beneath her due to her being a leading actress in the 1954 film'Carmen Jones'. In my opinion it was a great mistake not to take the role.  No one would ever forget the talent and brilliance she brought to "Carmen Jones'.  Sometimes it seemed as though Otto forgot that he was living in one of the most racist countries at the time. 

w/ Harold
w/ Ruby and Vivian


Dorothy and husband Jack at her friend's Maria Cole's (Nat's wife) home.

Laverne Andrews (The Andrews Sisters).  At the Mocambo.  Dorothy wore four $1,000 gowns for her performance that night.




Explaining her fear of photographers "I can't help it, I'm terrified of photographers and their cameras.  The motion picture camera doesn't bother me at all.  But the minute I 'm asked to pose for a layout, I want to run the other way."


Bankruptcy

w/ Joel Fluellen and Burt Lancaster


Her wardrobe was insured for $250,000.  56 gowns around $3,000 each.  




"People just seem to like to look at me" - Dorothy


Dorothy got a bigger ovation at the Cannes (France) Films Festival than Oscar winner Grace Kelly, causing columnist Sheila Graham to comment that Dandridge  "seems to have what the French want."















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Dorothy Dandridge, Angel Face

Portrait in Black

Articles






Dorothy's apartment was crammed full of health foods, vitamins and iron.  She is seen here with her secretary Verda Cleveland.


Beauty blessed her,but disaster was her constant companion.























Despite rumours at the time, Dorothy and Lena were not rivals...Here is Lena with her husband at the Premier of the 1954 film 'Carmen Jones'.
w / Vivian and Otto




A movie was suppose to happen starring Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando and Dorothy Dandridge.  Both men were to vie for Dorothy in the film.  The project never came to fruition.  That would have been a great movie!
Jack Denison


Dorothy had regrets that she did not have a baby with Otto.  Otto did not want a child together, but still she could have had a child with him had she put her selfless ambitions aside.  Dorothy cared more about his career than her own desires to have a child with him.
Dorothy's Foot Injury





A prince once offered Dorothy $100.000 to go to bed with him.  


Rudi Genreich, pants ensemble (1952)

w/ Harolyn (Dorothy's most treasured photo)

Ruby Dandridge


Ruby Dandridge





w/ Jack Denison




w/ Jack Denison




Walter Saxer, World's top body culture expert at that time.

A workout in a gymnasium caused actress to break her foot.  w/Walter Saxer, World's top body culture expert at that time.






Sitting next to Rita Moreno at one of the biggest Civil Rights rally. Rita accepted the role of 'Tuptim' in the highly successful film "The King and I" (1956), after Dorothy turned down the role because of Otto's advice that it was beneath her due to her being a leading actress in the 1954 film'Carmen Jones'. In my opinion it was a great mistake not to take the role.  No one would ever forget the talent and brilliance she brought to "Carmen Jones'.  Sometimes it seemed as though Otto forgot that he was living in one of the most racist countries at the time. 

w/ Harold
w/ Ruby and Vivian


Dorothy and husband Jack at her friend's Maria Cole's (Nat's wife) home.

Laverne Andrews (The Andrews Sisters).  At the Mocambo.  Dorothy wore four $1,000 gowns for her performance that night.




Explaining her fear of photographers "I can't help it, I'm terrified of photographers and their cameras.  The motion picture camera doesn't bother me at all.  But the minute I 'm asked to pose for a layout, I want to run the other way."


Bankruptcy

w/ Joel Fluellen and Burt Lancaster


Her wardrobe was insured for $250,000.  56 gowns around $3,000 each.  




"People just seem to like to look at me" - Dorothy


Dorothy got a bigger ovation at the Cannes (France) Films Festival than Oscar winner Grace Kelly, causing columnist Sheila Graham to comment that Dandridge  "seems to have what the French want."















2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where is her daugther Harolyn today 2013?

Karmen Hose said...

She has passed on :/

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