In honor of Black History Month, I'm devoting today to images of black sex symbols of the 1950s. Most of the images came from a magnificent catalogue of African American magazines, which a caring individual culled and scanned from her massive private collection. To see the entire collection, visit 1954 Black History As Seen Through Magazines
In addition to a couple of dozen beautiful black pin-up models and actresses, I was fascinated to find several images of black drag queens, with text and descriptions that were respectful. So sit back and enjoy this peek into the sexy side of black American life, ca. 1950s.
The brilliant photography of fetish master Eric Kroll really deserves a complete show, but after all my posts about body parts and lingerie, this seemed like the ideal way to end the day. Love the angle and suggestiveness of this. KNEEL and behold Kroll's girdled goddess.