Celebrity Homes

Throwback Thursday – Iconic Celebrities At Home

Celebrities at Home.  Home holds a special meaning for each of us.  It’s a place of refuge, dreams and memories.

Today’s flashback is from the 1950’s.  I hope you enjoy a look at these celebrities quiet moments at home with some of America’s iconic African Americans from the arts.


Sammy Davis Jr. as "Sporting Life" from Porgy & Bess


Sammy Davis Jr. as “Sporting Life” from Porgy & Bess

Sammy Davis Jr with son Mark at home 1956

Sammy Davis Jr. playing with his son Mark in his living room.  Looks like Mr. Bojangles enjoyed the simple pleasures of being a dad.

Dorothy Dandridge as "Bess" in Porgy and Bess

Dorothy Dandridge as “Bess” in Porgy and Bess in 1956

Dorothy Dandridge at home 1950's

Dorothy Dandridge perched on the floor in the living room of her Los Angeles home that she shared with her mother, sister and daughter.

Nate King Cole with a young Natalie ColeNate King Cole with a young Natalie Cole, his daughter.

Nat King Cole & wife at home 1950's

Nate King Cole and his wife Maria in their boudoir.  With all the pink – walls, satin chaise and carpet it looks like this room was all about Maria.

Ralph Ellison writer Invisible Man

Writer Ralph Ellison published Invisible Man in 1952 – chronicling the black experience.  It’s still relevant today as then.

Ralph Ellison at home in 1950's

Ralph Ellison surrounded by books at home in his library.

I get another perspective of these celebrities from a peek inside their inner sanctum.  How about you?

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