grapnel:

hollyhocksandtulips:

Bathing beauty - 1948 

Photographed by Peter Stackpole

Pat Hall on a diving board in her terrycloth bikini.

arcadepenny:

Disco Dressing: A Complete Guide to Creating Seven Smash Disco Looks by Leonard McGill 1980

vintageblackbeauty:

Pearl Primus, Ph.D., dancer, choreographer and anthropologist

circa 1940s

didierleclair:

The dance is strong magic. The dance is a spirit. It turns the body to liquid steel. It makes it vibrate like a guitar. The body can fly without wings. It can sing without voice. The dance is strong magic: The dance is life…
PEARL PRIMUS

(pic: Pearl Primus)