Found this adults only record today a ! Only mildly risque by today standards but a really cool record nonetheless.
Dorothy Dandridge and Pearl Bailey in Carmen Jones. By many accounts, Pearl was jealous of Dorothy. She thought that she should have played the role of Carmen, and she later thought that she should have played the role of Bess in Porgy and Bess. "It was obvious to all of us that Pearl was jealous of Dorothy. Most of us were theatre trained, including Pearl, and Dorothy was from a different tradition. She was a very fine actress for film--she let the camera come for her. But Pearl didn't think Dorothy was a good actress or singer." Olga James who played the role of Cindy Lou in Carmen Jones. Pearl Bailey as Carmen? I think not! Nothing against Ms. Bailey, but I can't cant picture that. She was better suited for the role of Frankie.
Look what I found! Strange combination of genres, but hey. :D ...now I just need a record player... :P
"A man without is dead. A man with ambition but is . A with ambition and for his here on is ever so alive." -
Photo. Legendary Pearl Bailey. Giving face. Walls of The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.