I never get tired of this photo.
Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race. Then, one of Ella’s biggest fans made a telephone call that quite possibly changed the path of her career for good. Here, Ella tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe changed her life:
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt… she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him – and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status – that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”
#uglychristmassweater #mistletoe #nutcracker
Lazy days, soup slurping with my grandmother. #campbells #tomato #nomz #ihatewinter (at Haus Of Archer)
O u kno, just freezing to death. #rednosed #winter #shitidontlike (at Akard Station (DART Rail))
Ebenezer is my homeboy. 😍 #scrooge #noholidayspirit #bahhumbug (at Renaissance Tower)
Can we bust these open already? #alchy #bored #nonfestive
Coworker surprised me with this just now. 😍 #mexicancoke #deliciosa #realsugar ~ (at Renaissance Tower)
I rule at #twister. 👏 #undefeated🏆🏆🏆 #uselesstalents #getonmylevel #pretzel (at Haus Of Jenny)
A composition piece I made. A few effects/filters added into the mixture, nothing real intricate. Inspired by the music in my ears. Share if you wish.
#dorothyparker #agreed (at Barnes & Noble)