11
Feb
11

Black History Beauty: Vonette McGee

We made it to Friday, Love Bunnies!!!

We are going to wind down our Black History Salute to Blaxploitation Sirens today honoring Vonette McGee.   Did you know there were quite a few tremendously gorgeous black actresses gracing the silver screen back in the seventies?  The overwhelming beautiful Miss McGee was able to break-out of the blaxploitation mold of Blacula, Hammer with Fred Williamson and Shaft in Africa with Richard Roundtree to more ‘mainstream’ hollywood starring with Clint Eastwood as a double agent in The Eiger Sanction.  This was a huge step.  With respect to the Passions including the topic of Blaxploitation icons during Black History – I took a quote from Fred Williamson that basically summed up my feelings on it.  Fred Williamson, who knew Vonetta before they costarred, recalled, “Vonetta McGee was like a lot of actors and actresses at that time, like myself, Jim Brown, Richard Roundtree, Billy Dee Williams and Pam Grier, in that we had more talent than we were allowed to show because everything was perceived as a black project. Once they categorize you, your marketability becomes limited.”  So respectfully, we honor this courageous, remarkable and incredibly sexy black actresses who embraced her blackness while parlaying an immense talent, however controversial, and gave us something to look back on and to hold on to – to reflect the complexities of those times.  We’ll never, ever forget.  

The incredibly talented and beautiful Vonette McGee passed on just last year.  RIP.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Black History Beauty: Vonette McGee”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow The Passions of Lust Noir

  • RT @JoyAnnReid: Watching the mayor of an American city, San Juan, literally begging for her people's lives, is a national humiliation. For… 2 months ago
  • RT @discomfiting: "How horrible! Assad is killing his OWN people!" said the U.S govt as they take healthcare away from 22M people and put l… 5 months ago
  • RT @MichelleObama: Excited by the potential of the Obama Pres. Center. Barack & I will continue to champion the issues close to our hearts,… 7 months ago
  • RT @christeelove1: @ceetamtam003 @repjohnlewis Their hatred 4 Pres. Obama's accomplishments overrides their common sense of decency for cit… 7 months ago
  • RT @repjohnlewis: Never have I seen legislative action that reveals such clear disdain for the human dignity of the most vulnerable among u… 7 months ago

Calendar

February 2011
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28  

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 22 other followers


%d bloggers like this: