- Exhibition Label
- Born Detroit, Michigan
- Diana Ross achieved international stardom as the lead singer of the Supremes, the most successful female group in pop music history. Along with trio members Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard, she made such songs as "Stop in the Name of Love" an indelible sound of her generation; during the 1960s, only the Beatles sold more records. Described as a "total entertainer," Ross electrified audiences with a voice that could put "swerves into the most unsupple lyrics." In 1970 she left the group to pursue a solo career as a singer and an actress.
- The vivacious singer needed no identifying name in this Blackglama advertising poster. A highly successful use of celebrity endorsement, the fur campaign was launched in 1968 with a simple formula: a black and white photograph of a glamorous, recognizable star wrapped in mink with the tantalizing caption "What becomes a Legend most?"
- Data Source
- National Portrait Gallery
- Bill King, 1939 - 1987
- Diana Ross, born 26 Mar 1944
- Associated Institution
- Credit Line
- National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
- Photolithographic halftone poster
- Sheet: 70.3 x 55.2 cm (27 11/16 x 21 3/4")