(Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Wallace Seawell via warnerarchive)“She [Dorothy Dandridge] wanted life to be just the way she pictured it in the schoolbooks. She wanted to be happy and surrounded by happiness. This was always my feeling of Dorothy. She was such a delightful, beautiful, generous giving soul. But she really only wanted to have life and love around her. And because of her desire to have this, she wasn’t always able to reason logically and make the best decisions.” - Dorothy Nicholas Morrow, former sister in law of Dorothy Dandridge
Josephine Baker was born 108 years ago today in St. Louis, Missouri. She was photographed here by the wonderful Eve Arnold at the “Josephine Baker Day” celebration in New York in 1950. Photo: Magnum Photos.