FAKE: This is often presented as being a photo of Billie Holiday. FACT: It's definitely not Billie but there's an argument over who it is. One camp says it is Lorraine (Yourna) Byrd, wife of trumpeter Donald Byrd on 48th St. Others insist it's Lorraine Glover in a photo by William Claxton. Both say it was taken in 1960.
Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson were the first inter-racial couple to dance on screen together. D.W Griffith could be quoted as saying; There is nothing, absolutely nothing, calculated to raise the gooseflesh on the back of an audience more than that of a white girl in relation to Negroes. After being introduced to each other in 1935, in the pre-production of The Little Colonel, Shirley would hold Robinson’s hand