Lena Horne waits backstage at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles where Dorothy Dandridge appeared in the musical “Sweet n’ Hot” (1944)

1944 Lena Horne backstage at Sweet and Hot

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  1. January 30, 2013

    I took my mother and Granny to see Lena at the Golden Gate theater back in the 1980’s. Lena came out in a floor length sable sang a song…then took it off and dropped it on the stage and kicked it aside. “It’s mine so I can do that…” she said. We loved the show.

  2. January 30, 2013

    I love this!! Do you mind if I post this to my Dorothy Dandridge tumblr?

  3. May 18, 2014

    This picture is simply amazing. I too have a blog dedicated to Dorothy Dandridge and I would to post this. Would that be okay?

    • May 18, 2014

      Khaela, please go right ahead, I wish I remembered the photographer’s name. I think it must be from one of the Los Angeles newspapers, either the Herald-Examiner, or the Times 🙂 .

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