SHONDA RHIMES - SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR, AND PRODUCER, creator of hit TV shows such as “Scandal” (ABC), “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Private Practice” (ABC), and the forthcoming TV show “How to Get Away with Murder,” starring Viola Davis, which will premiere on ABC on September 25, 2014.
She also wrote screenplays for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) starring Halle Berry, Crossroads (2001) starring Britney Spears, and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway.
In 2007, she was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 people who help shape the world. She has been nominated and/or won a few awards including Golden Globe, NAACP’s Image Award, Emmy, Black Reel Award, and WGA Award by the Writers Guild of America.
She also runs her own production company, ShondaLand, which produces the tv shows that ABC has picked up for airing rights.
The Los Angles Times just published a new article, hailing her for building a TV empire in spite of white men running Hollywood.
BETTY BOOP - The Original Story
Ms. Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem.
Ms. Jones singing style went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer cartoon character’s voice and singing style of “Betty Boop”.
YES: “Betty Boop” was a black woman.
Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and copied it, stole it. Ms. Jones’ “trademark” singing style for a recording of, “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” with interpolated words such as ‘Boo-Boo-Boo’ & ‘Doo-Doo-Doo’ in her songs at a cabaret was a style all her own.
An early test sound film was also discovered, which featured Baby Esther performing in this style, disproving Kane’s claims. During the $250,000 infringement lawsuit, Esther’s manager testified that , “Helen Kane & her manager saw Baby’s act somewhere between 1928-1929.Baby Esther’s manager also testified that Helen Kane had saw Baby Esther’s cabaret act in 1928.”
Supreme Court Judge Edward J. McGoldrick ruled: “The plaintiff has failed to sustain either cause of action by proof of sufficient probative force”. In his opinion, the “baby” technique of singing did not originate with Kane.
As an added note, scholar Robert G.O’Meally said, Betty Boop, the WHITE CARTOON character herself had, as it were, a BLACK grandmother in her background.
Baby Esther was presumed dead by 1934, just when the lawsuit had ended.
the full photo Michael Hamm posted, deleted, cropped out the good bits, and reposted.
I don’t know how this fell in my inbox. Michael Hamm is a very attractive guy and I would love to meet him one day.
YO!!!! I didnt even know he was gay! lol. well congrats to him!!!!!!
One day in Disneyland I decided to hunt down all the Princesses because I was so inspired with this photo series “#followmeto.” So I present to you the DISNEY PRINCESS VERSION OF IT!
It took me a day to find 8 of them, and two of them took me the next day because all the Princesses leave once the sun goes down in Disneyland. BUT I HAD A BLAST WITH ALL OF THEM! I HAD SO MUCH FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN with these photoshoots. If you want me to post the ones with the Classic characters and the other ones too just message me! PLEASE DON’T REPOST! JUST REBLOG! OR IF YOU DO, JUST TAG, @frncissdominc! I HOPE YOU GUYS ENJOY THESE AS MUCH AS I HAVE TAKEN THEM! :D!
OMG SO JEALOUS
I think we all got a little bit more gay this year
Am i a womfn? Am i a womfn?
even tho im a dude and laughing at this, i seriously felt attacked tho, like i felt her pain.
Whos gonna watch this with me?