The True Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald StoryElla later praised Marilyn for personally calling Charlie Morrison, owner of Mocambo nightclub to ask if Ella could play there. In return Marilyn promised that she would sit in the front row every night, which she did. Unfortunately, in the years since then it had been presumed that the reason Ella Fitzgerald had never previously been allowed to play Mocambo was because she was black. This is not true, as a variety of black entertainers had been booked there before Ella, including Dorothy Dandridge in 1951 and Eartha Kitt in 1953. The truth is that while Charlie Morrison encouraged and applauded performers of all races in his club, he didn’t see Ella Fitzgerald as being glamorous enough to bring the crowd. It would take Marilyn to change his mind. - MM Private and Undisclosed by Michelle Morgan
Pictured (top to bottom)- Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, c. 1955 and below, Eartha Kitt at Mocambo in 1953 and a photograph of Dorothy Dandridge with Phil Moore looking at their names outside of the Mocambo nightclub in 1951 [x]
I’m soooo in love with this !!!!!
I was speaking to a friend in Gaza and he told me that his little cousin is writing her name all over her body with her markers, just in case she gets blown up and no one can identify her. She is 11 years old. 11. The psychological pain and trauma the Palestinian children go through is absolutely repulsive.
celebrities that get more shit than they should:
- nicki minaj
- miley cyrus
- lindsay lohan
- taylor swift
celebrities that don’t get enough shit:
- justin bieber
- nash grier
- justin bieber
notice how the first list is all women leading the industry. notice how the second list is two teenage boys who think they run shit but they’re hurting people.