Saturday, January 31, 2009


It's a little-remembered fact, but for a number of months in early 1964, white people in America firmly believed that black women only came in threes. This so-called "Supremes Syndrome" was almost completely dispelled when Lena Horne guest-starred on A Very Special Episode of The Lucy Show.

Even today, however, isolated pockets of the upper Midwest are convinced that Dionne Warwick was a trio.


  1. She was only one person??? Not anymore.

  2. Oh, but there *were* three. Dionne number 3 brutally murdered the last one (Dionne number 1) quite brutally sometime in the mid eighties.

    A medium sized beige column from the set of Solid Gold was involved I've heard.

  3. My goodness - the things one can find out on blogs these days!

    What I really want to know, though, is: which one of them murdered her career? Rarely has a performer gone from the sublime to the cheese with such RobertGouletische finality.