Monday, April 12, 2010

Nina for Monday

Here is the beautiful and talented
Nina Mae McKinney to serenade you on
this Monday. Nina was an
actress and singer. She starred
in Hallelujah!(1930) one of the first
Black musicals made in Hollywood.
She is considered one of the first
Black beauties of Film. A title well
deserved.




Shellsigna

7 comments:

clairedulalune said...

Thank you Shell for sharing that. I have not heard of the lovely Nina before and you have introduced me to music I really enjoy listening to. (my friends say i am very "old fashioned")Nina was beautiful! hope all is well!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

WOW!!!! Thanks so much for that wonderful treat. Now I'm all interested and everything. This was great. I just love her name, Nina Mae!! We sure know how to through the Mae's around LOL!! Great post girl. Hope all is well with you.
Hugs
V

Laurie said...

Dear Shell,
How have you been doing? Spring fever got to you yet? Everyone seems to be in a bit of funk ~ myself included.
Thanks for sharing the video ~ I am ashamed to say I never hear of Nina Mae McKinney.
Hope your day is a good one.
Hugs))

tea time and roses said...

Hello Dear Shell!

Beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing! I too love her name, I once knew a wonderful lady name Nina, a good name for sure.:o)

Enjoy a beautiful week!

Smiles...

Beverly

Tracy said...

How BEAUTIFUL is she!! Wow... I must confess though, I'd not heard of her before. Must brush up on my oldies films! Happy Day, Shell :o) ((HUGS))

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Girly, I just wanted to thank you again for your very kind words that touched my heart so much. Thanks for that. I send you get big hugs from Jersey and maybe we need to get together soon??? I can take the path in! Let me know. Later this summer would be great.
V

Don said...

I haven't any knowledge of Nina before watching the video. My earliest of black actresses is probably Dorothy Dandridge. Although, judging from the film, I can definitely see why she would be considered as the first beauty of film musical.