Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sammy Davis Jr. Goes To Washington

Here's a picture of Sammy Davis Jr. at a party in Washington, D.C. in 1964. Sammy was very involved in politics, fighting for civil rights for all Americans. He also was a supporter of other causes as well. I wish I could have been at this party. He definitely had to be a star attraction there.

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44 comments:

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I would have walked side by side with Sammy.

Wolf Boy said...

They are totally paying attention to him.

Gabbi said...

Amazing photo Keith, I love your Sammy posts. Such a fascinating and interesting guy.

Amy said...

I think I would've been involved in civil rights as well back then, who is the lady next to him?

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. I would definitely have given him my support.

Keith said...

Hey Wolf. They do seem to be checking him out.

Keith said...

Hey Gabbi. Thanks. I appreciate that. I really love doing posts on Sammy.

Keith said...

Hey Amy. I would have wanted to have been involved in fighting for civil rights. I think the woman is Ethel Kennedy.

Scott (gotankgo) said...

always appreciate the b/w photography - well done

JamiSings said...

I wish someone would invent a time machine. I'd love to go back and meet Sammy.

I can remember as a kid my friends being afraid of him. But to me he was the coolest man alive. Michael Jackson could never compare.

Apparently when I was 3 I just had to learn to snap my fingers because of Sammy.

Terence Sambo said...

love how sleek his hair looks :o]

janettaylor said...

Nice photo from Sammy...as always...I really enjoy Ur blog Keith!

Have a great day!
XoXo

Protege said...

I like this picture, as he seems to have enticed all the people in the room.;))

JFK Jean said...

Sammy, always lighting up a room!

Frank&Rémy said...

Well take about paying attention to someone :D

I like how the girl in white dress looks a little bit disgusted, looks hilarious!

Keith said...

Hey Scott. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed this photo.

Keith said...

Hey Jami. Thanks for commenting. He's definitely one of the top people I would want to meet if I could go back in time.

He's one of my favorite entertainers of all time. He could do it all, whether it was singing, dancing, acting, telling jokes, doing impressions, etc.

Most of the kids I knew, both black and white, made fun of him. It always ticked me off.

Keith said...

Hey Terence. I know. He had some cool hair.

Keith said...

Hey Janet. Thanks so much. I'm happy you enjoy my blog. I'm glad you liked this pic of Sammy.

Keith said...

Hey Protege. Thanks. So true. They look to be under his spell.

Keith said...

Hey JFK. Yeah. He definitely has that room lit up.

Keith said...

Hey Frank & Remy. Thanks for commenting. I know what you mean. He always knew how to get some sort of reaction out of people.

insideratbjornborg said...

cool picture, he certainly caught my eye!

Keith said...

Thanks Insider. Glad you liked the pic.

KIRAFASHION said...

Politics always have been into fashion!

Great post Keith!
You are really cool :)

meraldia said...

I also wish I could be at this party!

Erika said...

He looks so slick and dapper compared to everyone else! :)

Keith said...

Hey Kira. Thanks so much. I think you've very cool. I always love seeing these pictures of the Rat Pack mixing it up with politics.

Keith said...

Hey Erika. So true. You can tell who's is entertainment and who's in politics.

Keith said...

Hey Meraldia. It would have been so cool to have been at the party.

dapper kid said...

Absolutely amazing. He was such a great guy. Hope you're having a wonderful day :)

Keith said...

Hey Dapper. Thanks. Sammy was quite amazing. Such a wonderful man. I'm having a good day so far. I hope you are too.

Mondo said...

Another killer pic Keith - what a crowd - he's the centre of attention

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks. Glad you liked it. Sammy definitely should be the center of that crowd.

kpeach said...

amazing-although that woman looks taken aback by whatever mr.davis jr. is saying:)

Heavenly Housewife said...

He looks pretty cool :D

Ela said...

Oh to be a fly on the wall at this party! Hope you're having a fantastic week, Keith!

clarewbrown said...

Ahhh I love these Sammy posts! Hurray for Civil Rights and people that had the courage to take charge!

Keith said...

Hey kpeach. Thanks for commenting. With Sammy there is no telling what he was talking about.

Keith said...

Thanks Housewife. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Ela. I would love to have been a fly on that wall. Thanks. I'm enjoying my week. Hope you are too.

Keith said...

Hey Clare. Thanks. I'm glad you are a fan of Sammy. I adore that man. I applaud all those who fought for civil rights.

Cheryl Lynn said...

His life and his talent were amazing. Truly an entertainer's entertainer!

Hope you have a great weekend, Keith. Wonderful post as per usual.

Keith said...

Hey Cheryl Lynn. Thanks. I totally agree with you on Sammy. I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Cheers!