SAMMY DAVIS JR AND MAY BRITT | BRIAN DUFFY | 1960

Real love knows no boundaries.
Sammy Davis Jr (American singer, dancer and entertainer) and May Britt (Swedish actress) met in 1959 and married in november 1960. At that time interracial marriage was forbidden by law in 31 of the Unisted States of America. Prior to the wedding, Britt even had to convert to Judaism. They had one natural child and adopted two others. This is what I call a special couple.

Brian Duffy is a British photographer. After studying design, he started his career as a fashion stylist, at first for Couture Houses, and then for Harper’s Bazaar. This is how he discovered photography and decided to learn the job through being a photographer’s assistant. Then he was hired by British Vogue in 1957. Along with fellow photographers David Bailey and Terence Donovan, he captured, and in many ways helped to create, the “Swinging London” of the 1960s. He also portrayed David Bowie, John Lennon, among others.


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