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Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters (Hardcover Edition)

Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters (Hardcover Edition)

Nichelle Gainer

Nichelle Gainer filled the original Vintage Black Glamour book with the stories and photographs of the women who epitomised black glamour. Now it’s the turn of the men to show off their style, glitz and panache.

Alongside profiles and photographs of world-renowned Black stars such as Duke Ellington, Sidney Poitier and Muhammed Ali, Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters – like the first book – contains biographies and images of less-known but hugely influential artists. Gentlemen’s Quarters includes pioneering photographer Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris, Flournoy Miller, the writer behind the original Broadway version of “Shuffle Along” the first black musical on Broadway, the magnetic 70s actor, Calvin Lockhart and many, many others. Their stories – often neglected in mainstream histories of their profession – are revealed in this groundbreaking book.

Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters is now back in print and this hardcover edition has the same sumptuously printed pages as the original Vintage Black Glamour, and is just as desirable.

About the author

Nichelle Gainer has contributed to many major magazines and websites, including InStyle, Essence and Glamour. She has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, BBC News, the Guardian and NPR. Born and raised in New Jersey, she lives in New York.

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Nichelle Gainer

Press reviews

Black male glamour as style and substance

New York Times


208 pages
Trim page size (H × W)
10.8 in × 9.4 in
Stock status
In stock