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60 Timeless Photos Sure To Cause Major Nostalgia

Uncategorized | March 1, 2018

In the '60s, Lena Horne's style was mature, refined and glamorous.

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Pictured here is Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, she was a jazz and pop singer and dancer, as well as an actress and civil rights activist. Horne's career spanned over 70 years and began when she joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood.

She started gaining more substantial parts with role in the 1943 films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Unfortunately, McCarthyism was at its finest and the Red Scare was well underway. Because of her political activism, she found herself blacklisted in Hollywood like many other stars.

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Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".