Supreme Actresses: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Hollywood By Marcellas Reynolds

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From the author of Supreme Models comes the first-ever art book dedicated celebrating Black actresses and exploring their experiences in acting. Through stunning photographs, personal interviews, short biographies, and career milestones, Supreme Actresses chronicles the most influential Black actresses who have worked in film, television, and theater. From Hattie McDaniel, the first actress of color to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1939, to Dorothy Dandridge, the first actress of color to be nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards in 1954; and from Ethel Waters, the first African American actress to featured in an American sitcom in 1950, to Cicely Tyson, the first African American star of a TV drama in 1963. The performances by these talented actresses are ingrained into our memories. We experiences laughter, love, and loss with these women. But how did they begin their acting careers? Who were the first Black actresses who paved the way? What are their defining moments? What effects did racial prejudice have on their careers? Supreme Actresses remembers and celebrates the groundbreaking women who have ben influencing culture for decades, reshaping the very standards of beauty in modern society.  

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Size and Specification:

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher, Abrams
  • 224 Pages
  • 9 x 12 inches

About the Author

Marcellas Reynolds is an entertainment reporter and former model whose work as a fashion stylist is featured in ELLE, British GQ, Grazia, InStyle, British Vogue, and more. Reynolds regularly appears on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and the UK's ITV as an entertainment reporter. His recent appearances include Access Hollywood, Daily Mail TV, E! Live from the Red Carpet, and Tamron Hall. Residing in Los Angeles, Reynolds is also the Executive Producer of the upcoming documentary Supreme Models, based on the bestselling book of the same title.