Category: 1949

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Nat King Cole Quartet photographed by Herman Leonard in New York, 1949.   

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Josephine Baker backstage with French hair stylist Jean Clement in Venice, 1949.

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Arthur Weegee, 1949.

Marilyn Monroe, 22, takes dance lessons, Hollywood, 1949. Ph. J. R. Eyerman

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

Marlon Brando

ph. Ed Clark, 1949

Man Lighting Girl’s Cigarette (Jean Patchett), New York,1949, photo by Irving Penn

Lisa Fonssagrives in Chicken Hat photographed by Irving Penn, New York, 1949

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Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., talking with singer Ella Fitzgerald during opening night of Bop City in 1949.

(Photo by Martha Holmes/The LIFE Picture Collection)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Arthur Weegee, 1949.