I have shown a few of these pictures in earlier theme posts, but I think Dorothy Dandridge deserves a post of her own.
I haven’t seen any of her movies yet, but I think she’s incredibly beautiful and has amazing style. I think there is something similar about her and Marilyn Monroe, not so much their looks as the kind of feel about them.
I also have a another post lined up of a Dorothy Dandridge photo series I found in the LIFE archive!
I love those shoes.
1954 photo by Allan Grant, who took the Showgirls in Florida photos. Source: LIFE.
One of my favourite Dorothy Dandridge photos.
How amazing is this outfit? Absolutely perfect.
Just gorgeous in another amazing dress. Source: Vintagegal.
Dorothy at a beauty pageant. Source: Vintagegal.
Perfect outfit! Source: LIFE.
These beautiful photos of Dorothy posing by a piano were taken in 1953 by Ed Clark. Source: LIFE.
I love these photos of her in costume from Tarzan’s Peril. Taken in 1951 by Ed Clark. Source: LIFE.
Another photo by Ed Clark from 1951. Source: LIFE.