i hate when people say that women should dress more modestly in order to “leave something to the imagination”. leave what to the imagination? what do people think is under my clothes? a mass of algae? memes? shinji ikari?
Billie Holiday at record producer Harry Lim’s jam session, photographed by Life photographer Charles Peterson, c. 1939
Other musicians in attendance include Duke Ellington, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Johnny Hodgers, J.C. Higginbotham, Hot Lips Page and Chu Berry among others.
See it today! Sebastian Masuda | Colorful Rebellion - Seventh Nightmare at Kianga Ellis Projects, 516 W. 25th Street, Studio 306B NYC. Gallery hours: Wed - Sat, 11am - 6pm. Photos by GION.