words kill, words give life

style inspiration – Sammy Davis Jr.

Posted in fashion, movies and television by Kaitlin on June 15, 2009

Sammy Davis Jr., singer, dancer, movie star and Rat Pack member, inspires me.

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He used his talent as a weapon against racial prejudice. Even when offered exorbitant amounts of money,  Sammy would not perform at casinos or clubs that did not allow African Americans. Unlike many other black performers, he refused to base his acts around ebonics. He married a white woman when interracial marriage was still illegal in 30 states.

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I’m also inspired by his fashion. He was always impeccably dressed, and arguably the most talented member of the Rat Pack. From a childhood in vaudeville with spats and top hat to a adult career with tailored suits and handmade dress shirts, Sammy was always stylin’. I tip my hat to Sammy Davis Jr., the G-est of  us all.

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