Vintage Black Glamour (2 book set)


A two book Vintage Black Glamour gift set. A copy of both the special editions of Vintage Black Glamour and Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters, presented in a classic black hard slipcase with gold foiling.

Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters


Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters has the same lush silk cloth cover and sumptuously printed pages as the original Vintage Black Glamour, and is just as desirable. Alongside profiles and photographs of world-renowned Black stars such as Duke Ellington, Sidney Poitier and Muhammed Ali, Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters —like the first book—contains biographies and images of less-known but hugely influential artists. Gentlemen’s Quarters includes pioneering photographer Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris, Flournoy Miller, the writer behind the original Broadway version of “Shuffle Along” the first black musical on Broadway, the magnetic 70s actor, Calvin Lockhart and many, many others. Their stories — often neglected in mainstream histories of their profession — are revealed in this groundbreaking book.

Vintage Black Glamour


The original, highly acclaimed, silk-covered edition of Vintage Black Glamour. Packed with rarely seen photographs of Black actors, models, writers and entertainers of the early part of the 20th century, many of whom have been sorely neglected—until now—it was judged by Oprah.com to be one of their top ten books to buy & keep.

Alongside profiles and the photographs of world-renowned Black stars such as Josephine Baker, Dorothy Dandridge and Diana Ross are less-known but hugely important artists such as opera singer Margaret Tynes, Cotton Club star Margot Webb, pioneering model Ophelia De Vore, and many, many more.



Meet nichelle

Nichelle Gainer is the author of Vintage Black Glamour and Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters, coffee table books that celebrate some of the most glamorous, inspiring and groundbreaking black women and men – legendary and obscure – of the 20th century. // Read More



NEWS & Press

“The book’s many images represent men at the epitome of success and glamour: Richard Wright, cigarette in hand, dressed in a crisp white suit; a pensive James Earl Jones, hands gracefully folded over the back of a chair; the suave singer Nat King Cole, standing on a pier, the wind ruffling his stylish raincoat…”  // Read More