Category: 1950s music

Nat King Cole photographed by Eliot Elisofon for LIFE magazine, 1954.

Debbie Reynolds with her husband Eddie Fisher and their daughter Carrie Fisher in 1957.

Debbie Reynolds with her husband Eddie Fisher and their daughter Carrie Fisher in 1957.

Billie Holiday and her pet chihuahua Pepi photographed by by Isaac Sutton, circa 1957.  

Mickey & Sylvia circa 1958

Singer Joyce Bryant photographed by Carl Van Vechten on May 28, 1953.

Opera singer Margaret Tynes photographed by Carl Van Vechten on September 29, 1959.

Liberace and Elvis Presley at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas on November 16, 1956

(Original Caption) This combination is surely enough to bring down upon us a mass epidemic of teenage swooning spells. Doing the double switch are Liberace, just back from a European tour, and Elvis Presley. Liberace gave up his piano and gold sequined jacket to Presley for the latter’s guitar and striped sports coat in an impromptu jam session backstage after Liberace’s appearance at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.

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Elvis Presley on the set of “Jailhouse Rock” (1957)   

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Ebony magazine covers – 1951