75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

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Thierry Mugler Haute Couture, S/S 1999

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Thierry Mugler Haute Couture, S/S 1999

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“Self Portrait (Eyes Closed)”. Taken by Warhol in 1979.

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- Styling by LEONID GUREVICH for GLASSbook // DOE DEERE photographed by JASON SETIAWAN -

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She invented bitch face.

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She invented bitch face.

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Freddie with his cats, Oscar and Tiffany.

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Old Hollywood hairstyles through the decades.

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the only feminism i ever want to be associated with is 100% trans inclusive feminism 

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Andy Warhol and Lou Reed at a David Johansen show.

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Andy Warhol and Lou Reed at a David Johansen show.

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1956

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1956

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Isabella Blow wearing an acrylic disc hat by Philip Treacy, 2003

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