December 16, 2010

Portrait of Billie Holiday and Mister

I normally do not post two by the same photographer so closely together, but fuck it. I saw this one and had to grab it.

Downbeat, New York, N.Y.
1947, photographer William P Gottlieb

7 comments:

Steph(anie) said...

I love her face.

And what's with the shovel?

downtown guy said...

They must have been somewhere in the bowels of the club.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

She was beautiful. My grandmother adored her. So do I. Her voice is lived in.

Ms. Moon said...

Billie, her Boxer and a coal shovel.
Wow. And the gardenias in her hair.
Wow. Wow.

downtown guy said...

Someone commented on this picture where I found it that this reminds them of a Frida Kahlo painting. I could see that.

May said...

This, I would hang on my wall. Good find, sir.

downtown guy said...

Thank you. I sort of love it.