Category: 1940

Betty McLaughlin, ca. 1940 – Ph. Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Ethel Waters photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1940.

She was the first black performer to have her own TV show, The Ethel Waters Show, which aired on NBC in 1939.

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Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten on January 19, 1940.

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

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Anna May Wong and her brother Richard photographed by Carl Van Vechten on September 13, 1940.

Model wearing a coral pink dress with a hood and purple gloves, c.1940. Photo by Horst P. Horst

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten on January 19, 1940.

Hattie Carnegie for the cover of Vogue, photographed by Horst P. Horst,1940

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten on January 19, 1940.

Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman on their wedding day on January 26, 1940.