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A series of photos of the immortal Billie Holiday by Carl Van Vechten 1949.

Carl Van Vechten ~ Billie Holiday , 1949 If I had to sing Doggie in the Window , that would actually be work. But singing songs like The.

Billie Holiday, foto de Herman Leonard

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

Billie Holiday. Last recording session on March 3, 1959.

Billie Holiday during her last recording session on March 1959

Billie Holiday listening to records with her dog Mister. Ca.1945

Billie Holiday playing records and hanging out with her dog Mister circa Photo by Metronome/Getty Images.omg she had a big dog too!

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

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.

Sampling New York’s Musical Buffet - NYTimes.com

Sampling New York’s Musical Buffet

Gjon Mili Billie Holiday, The Metropolitan Opera House, New York City 1944 "I’ve been told that nobody sings the word ‘hunger’ like I do.’" Billie Holiday, "Lady Sings the Blues" 1956

Billie Holiday  Such a class act!

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday.

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

Billie Holiday  photographer unknown

Herman Leonard, Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC (and John Coltrane died 42 years ago today.

While Billie Holiday’s short life was filled with hardship, Jerry Dantzic documented not the tragic torch singer of myth but a middle-aged woman finding simple comforts from the maelstrom.

Photos That Show a Different Side of Billie Holiday