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Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald at Bop City nightclub (NY, 1947)

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Billie Holiday’s glamorous, dramatic style enhanced the message of powerful music: she favored sweeping gowns and floral prints, by brandi

Barney Bigard with Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong ( from the 1947 movie "New Orleans" )

Louis Armstrong (left), Billie Holiday (middle) and Barney Bigard (right) perform on the set of the musical 'New Orleans' in 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Billie Holiday Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Ladies of Jazz:  Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Pearl Bailey

Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 1917 - June Billie Holiday (April 1915 - June Thelma Carpenter (January 1922 - May Lena Horne (June 1917 - May Sarah Vaughan (March 1924 - April Pearl Bailey (March 1918 - August

one of my favorite photos of Billie Holiday. I used to have a copy of it, but I've moved so often I lost it. #BillieHoliday

one of my favorite photos of Billie Holiday. Alas this is not her but someone dressed and made up in her images in honour to billie. It is very beautiful.

Billie Holiday.  Gardenia's in the hair.

Strange Fruit”, the song about black lynching in the south made famous by blues singer Billie Holiday, was originally a poem written by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx.

hennyproud: “ “Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong taking a break and fooling around during a Decca recording session, c. 1949 ” ”

hennyproud: “ “Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong taking a break and fooling around during a Decca recording session, c.

Today in 1952, Billie Holiday married mafia enforcer Louis McKay

If you were born in that year singing great Billie Holiday married Mafia enforcer Louis McKay - she passed away in 1959 - they had no children.

Photographed by Phil Stern. Day in Jazz: Vocalist Billie Holiday records “I’ll Never Be The Same” on June 1937 with a band led by pianist Teddy Wilson, including tenor saxophonist Lester Young.

Undeniably gifted and extraordinarily talented, Billie Holiday was one of the most important singers of the Twentieth Century. She sang and co-write songs that have become no less than jazz standards, like "God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit." She's inspired singers across genres and generations with her innovative, fully original vocals

Vintage Vamp: Billie Holiday

Undeniably gifted and extraordinarily talented, Billie Holiday was one of the most important singers of the Twentieth Century. She sang and co-write songs that have become no less than jazz standards, like "God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit.

Billie Holiday at home by Herman Leonard ... Brought to you in part by StoneArtUSA.com ~ affordable custom pet memorials since 2001

) Billie Holiday cooks a steak for her dog Mister in her apartment in the Harlem neighborhood of New York Photo Herman Leonard 1949

#LouisArmstrong & #BillieHoliday, 1947

Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday on the set of Arthur Lubin’s New Orleans - So much musical genius in one photo!

Billie Holiday photographed by Dennis Stock, 1958.

axsbp: “ Portrait of Billie Holiday by Dennis Stock, 1958 © Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos ”

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