Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Marlon Brando, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Charlton Heston, Joseph Mankiewicz , and Sidney Poitier discuss the Civil Rights Movement, on the same day as Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech. August 28, 1963.

Eartha Kitt and James Dean taking Katherine Dunham’s dance class.

You know that question?

Who would you want to have a conversation with dead or alive?

Awesome People Hanging Out Together answers that age-old pontification. Showing us that those people did indeed hang together; Shared inside jokes; You were so not invited. That is not to say that the hipster Polaroid your friend just snapped of you reading this will not someday land on the cover of Time. I'm simply stating that at this moment you wish Eartha Kitt was at your weekend lyrical jazz class. Not him.

Frida Kahlo and Josephine Baker.

No judgments. I spent the past fifteen minutes envisioning a dinner party with James Dean and Josephine Baker. It was actually terrible. They bemoaned the state of humanity for hours. But then it got better. James Franco and Beyonce appeared. Dean and Baker just stared. And laughed. I laughed. It was funny. You had to be there.

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