Gaga who? … Josephine Baker in a typically extravagant costume. Another outfit featured a skirt made out of jewel-encrusted bananas. The beauty industry used the erotic dancer in its adverts, highlighting the fact that jazz age symbols and figures had the power to cut across social barriers
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Tony Curtis: Hollywood's most famous 'pretty boy,' a moniker he spent his whole life running from, but there was nothing effeminate about him. Even in Some Like It Hot, where he was prettier than Marilyn Monroe, whom he was courting while being forced to dress in drag, he was hysterically macho. - Ronni
Rosa McCauley Parks (1913–2005) was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement". She is famous for her refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man. She was arrested & tried on charges of disorderly conduct & violating a local ordinance. Found guilty, she appealed & formally challenged the legality of racial segregation. After the boycott, she became an icon & spokesperson of the civil rights movement.