Billie Holiday and Lester Young.
Billie Holiday, 1954
Billie Holiday, The Blues Are Brewin’
Billie Holiday at the d’Orly airport, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958.
Billie Holiday backstage at Carnegie Hall.
“…the lascivious gardenia, worn like a large, white, beautiful ear, the heavy laugh, marvelous teeth, and the splendid archaic head, dragged up from the Aegean.” — Elizabeth Hardwick
“[on Billie Holiday] She was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.”
Billie Holiday photographed by Roy DeCarava in 1952
Billie Holiday on stage during a jam session in March 1954. Photo: Apic/Getty Images.
Style Inspiration > Billie Holiday
Famous Ladies in Sunglasses part one
row one: Marilyn Monroe, Billie Holiday and Shirley MacLaine
row two: Bette Davis, Gene Tierney, and Audrey Hepburn
row three: Jane Russell, Jayne Mansfield and Natalie Wood