Item #19781 Harry Belafonte Photo Archive 1957-1964. Harry Belafonte.
Harry Belafonte Photo Archive 1957-1964
Harry Belafonte Photo Archive 1957-1964
Harry Belafonte Photo Archive 1957-1964
Harry Belafonte Photo Archive 1957-1964

Harry Belafonte Photo Archive 1957-1964

Photo Archive

[African American-Film] Harry Belafonte Photo Archive of 8 Original Photographs. 1957-1964. Each black and white photograph ranges from 7" x 9.5" and 10" x 8". Harlem-born Harry Belafonte was a folk singer, civil rights activist, actor, and producer. He popularized Carribean folk music, calypso, and it played throughout in nightclubs and theatres; his attractive appearance added to his appeal as a frequent performer on television variety programs. Even so, he became a prominent civil rights activist, and close confidant to Martin Luther King, Jr. In the 1960's he became the first African American television producer and continued this path for a substantial time. In one photograph, Belafonte smiles towards the camera as he holds a guitar, whilst another portrait features him smiling without the guitar. Three photographs are dramatic theatrical shots of him, one depicting him singing on stage, another capturing him onstage on bended knees. There is also one original photograph of him and Dorothy Dandridge from their 1958 film, Island in the Sun, and one original photo lobby card from The World, The Flesh and The Devil, where he's captured tugging a wagon in a suit. All photographs bear name and date stamps on their versos from the publishers. This archive is expressive and in very good condition.

Item #19781

Price: $580.00