Category: 1970s

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Michelle Pfeiffer photographed by Jim Britt, 1979.

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Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris photographed by Ed Thrasher, February 1978.

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Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Jr. photographed by Milton H. Greene, 1976.

Portrait of musician Micky Dolenz, member of the pop group ‘The Monkees’, photographed for Radio Times in connection with the television show ‘The Persuaders’, July 1979.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor photographed by Wallace Seawell in her closet, 1974.

Aretha Franklin photographed by Barry Feinstein in Los Angeles, 1972.

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Dolly Parton performing in Detroit, September 1977.

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Priscilla Presley and boyfriend Robert Kardashian pose for a photo session at her home in Beverly Hills, California on March 27, 1976.

Photos by Ron Galella

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Lola Falana photographed by Harry Langdon circa 1977

Born Loletha Elayne Falana on September 11, 1942 in

Camden, New Jersey, Falana was the product of an industrious family. Her father left Cuba to become a welder in the United States where he met her mother.

She spent most of her earlier years in Philadelphia as an up-and-coming dancer while also singing in the local church choir. Lola was discovered in Harlem by Sammy Davis Jr. who her perform in 1964, he cast her as the lead dancer in his Broadway musical The Golden Boy .

She recorded her first single My Baby in 1965 for Mercury Records. Sammy Davis cast her in his film, A Man Called Adam, her first film role. In 1975 she was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Theater World Award

for the Broadway musical Dr. Jazz.

She went on to become the first black woman to model for a line of cosmetics that was not targeted solely at blacks, in the successful Faberge Tigress perfume ads. By the late 1970’s, Lola Falana became known as the “Queen of Las Vegas”. She performed for sold-out crowds

at The Sands, The Riviera, and the MGM Grand hotels. The Aladdin hotel offered her $100,000 a week to perform. At the time, Lola was the highest paid female performer in Las Vegas.

While still performing in Las Vegas, Lola joined the cast of a short-lived CBS soap opera, Capitol, as Charity Blake, a wealthy entertainment mogul. In 1983, she was appearing at Bally’s hotel and casino in Atlantic City and, while playing baccarat, won a minority stake in the New York Mets, a stake Lola held until she sold it in 1988 for $14 million dollars to Frank Cashen.

Bobby Womack photographed by Bobby Holland

at home in Los Angeles, 1978.