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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Bethann Hardison

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Fashion expert and Bethann Hardison was born on September 30, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from George W. Wingate High School, Hardison attended the New York University Art School and the Fashion Institute of Technology. During the 1960s, Hardison became the first African American to work in a showroom. In 1967, she was discovered by designer Willi Smith. She appeared in Allure, Harper's Bazarre, and Vogue throughout the 1970s. She was featured in the 1973 international Versailles Fashion Face Off and then joined Click Model Management in 1980 as a booking agent. In 1984, Hardison formed Bethann Management to manage and develop African American models, and joined forces with Iman to form the Black Girls Coalition in 1988. In 1996, Hardison co-executive produced television sitcoms "Between Brothers" and "Livin Large". She received the 1999 Vibe Style Lifetime Achievement Award, and was named 2010 Vogue Italia editor at large.
Performers
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
322 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Bethann Hardison
Bethann Hardison
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded New York, New York 2013 July 15.
Description
1 online resource (11 video files (5 hr., 21 min., 32 sec.)) : sound, color
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