Reel Beauty | Throwback Edition

11 03 2013

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In July 1974, JET Magazine ran a cover story about Hollywood Beauties rapping about the sensual side of Black dudes. While the article was about the men, the brothers were staring at one of the magazine’s most memorable covers featuring beauties Jayne Kennedy, Freda Payne and Eartha Kitt.

While their insights faded into memory, the vision of their loveliness remains forever etched in the minds of men from that time until today.

Kennedy was notable for being the first Black woman to be crowned Miss Ohio in 1970 and later went on to become a sportscaster. She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture award for 1981’s Body and Soul.

Payne was best known for her million selling, 1970 hit single, “Band of Gold”. She was also an actress in musicals and film, as well as the host of a TV talk show, Today’s Black Woman. She is the older sister of former Supreme Scherrie Payne.

Who can forget the legendary Kitt who made here name as singer, actress, and cabaret star. She gained early notoriety for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of “C’est Si Bon” and the enduring Christmas novelty smash “Santa Baby.” Once called the “most exciting woman in the world” by none other than Orson Welles, Kitt took over the role of Catwoman for the third and final season of the 1960s Batman television series, replacing Julie Newmar, who was unavailable due to other commitments. Of course, Kitt brought her distinct style to character making it her own. She earned five Emmy Awards during her lengthy career, the last shortly before her death.

Check out more images in our gallery of the talented and beautiful ladies, below:




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