It provides the history of minstrel shows, the ubiquitous nineteenth-century pop culture phenomenon which combined song, dance, and comic sketches based on racist stereotypes. This history of minstrelsy in 19th-century America, written by the son of a well-known black-face performer, is lavishly illustrated with images of playbills, cartoons and minstrelsy troupes, along with portraits and […]
The AMC Hornet is a compact automobile, manufactured and marketed by American Motors Corporation (AMC) in a single generation from model years 1970 through 1977 — in sedan, wagon, and hatchback coupe configurations. … The Hornet was also the basis for AMC’s Gremlin, Concord, Spirit, and all-wheel drive AMC Eagle.
Blackface is a racist form of theatrical makeup used in minstrel shows.
Virginia “Ding Dong” Bell (August 14, 1934 – July 18, 2010) was a topless model and actress. Bell’s bustline was 46 inches.
The Manson cult incised a terrible, indelible black mark on the late 1960s.
Wendy Orlean Williams (May 28, 1949 – April 6, 1998), better known as Wendy O. Williams, was an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Webster, New York, she first came to prominence as the lead singer of the punk rock band Plasmatics. Her infamous stage theatrics included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing […]
Busty Lili St. Cyr was a notorious striptease artist of the 1940s and 1950s.
Party boy is an American fixture from the 80’s and 90’s – see him go!
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. The band got its name, at Morrison’s suggestion from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception, which itself was a reference to a quote made […]
Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was an African-American religious leader, who led the Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1934 until his death in 1975. He was a mentor to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Muhammad Ali, and his son, Warith Deen Mohammed.
Audrey Landers (born July 18, 1956) is an American actress and singer, who is probably best known for her role as Afton Cooper in the television drama series Dallas and her role as Val Clarke in the film version of A Chorus Line.
The gun is a God in America. Bow down in prayer and worship.