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Great Blog with loads of pics of Vanity and other associates

http://forevervanity.tumblr.com/archive

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Reply #1 posted 08/09/17 11:29pm

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Thank u so much for the ForeverVanity link thumbs up! I have never seen this pic before......

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Reply #2 posted 08/09/17 11:30pm

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Or this one with Eddie Murphy.....

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Reply #3 posted 08/09/17 11:35pm

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Or this one.......this is like finding burried treasure......

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Reply #4 posted 08/09/17 11:38pm

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Is this Vanity with a member of Tears For Fears?

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Reply #5 posted 08/09/17 11:40pm

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Another great pics of Vanity with Michael Bolten & Paula Abdul......

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Reply #6 posted 08/09/17 11:45pm

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Outtake pics With Billy Idol......I wish there were more pics of Vanity with Prince sigh

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Reply #7 posted 08/09/17 11:51pm

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Wow. Thank you!
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Reply #8 posted 08/09/17 11:59pm

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I wonder who these people are with Vanity?

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Reply #10 posted 08/10/17 12:04am

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Now this pic with Vanity 6 totally SLAYS worship

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Reply #11 posted 08/10/17 2:55am

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Now this pic with Vanity 6 totally SLAYS worship

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That woman was way before her time!

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Look at her striking THAT pose. As Prince said she was indeed "the finest woman in the world"

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Reply #12 posted 08/10/17 3:35am

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Thank you Laura. I knew about this blog. I've been following it for the last year. There are many more Vanity blogs like it. This one is really good though, it always has unseen pics. I wonder where she finds them!
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
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Reply #13 posted 08/10/17 4:03am

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luvgirl said:

Thank you Laura. I knew about this blog. I've been following it for the last year. There are many more Vanity blogs like it. This one is really good though, it always has unseen pics. I wonder where she finds them!

Maybe people just send them to her. I would love it if someone would get in touch with Allen Beaulieu I am sure he must have unreleashed promo pics from the 80s. I would be great if the estate ever gets around to doing anything with the pre Purple Rain albums and much better than the mess of packaging that was done for PR. Allen has the rights to those photos.

http://www.imgrum.org/tag/allenbeaulieu

Dirty Mind in COLOR @prince #WB #PROMO #ALLENBEAULIEU #ALLENBEAULIEUPHOTOGRAPHY#warnerbrothers #warnerbros #PRINCE #ICON #LEGEND #GOAT #PRINCE4EVER #COLOR

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Reply #14 posted 08/10/17 5:05am

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luvgirl said:

Thank you Laura. I knew about this blog. I've been following it for the last year. There are many more Vanity blogs like it. This one is really good though, it always has unseen pics. I wonder where she finds them!

Maybe people just send them to her. I would love it if someone would get in touch with Allen Beaulieu I am sure he must have unreleashed promo pics from the 80s. I would be great if the estate ever gets around to doing anything with the pre Purple Rain albums and much better than the mess of packaging that was done for PR. Allen has the rights to those photos.

http://www.imgrum.org/tag/allenbeaulieu

Dirty Mind in COLOR @prince #WB #PROMO #ALLENBEAULIEU #ALLENBEAULIEUPHOTOGRAPHY#warnerbrothers #warnerbros #PRINCE #ICON #LEGEND #GOAT #PRINCE4EVER #COLOR

Breathtaking.. ..

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Reply #15 posted 08/10/17 12:50pm

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Is this Vanity with a member of Tears For Fears?

"Time is space spent with U"
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Reply #16 posted 08/10/17 12:54pm

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http://www.imgrum.org/tag/allenbeaulieu

Dirty Mind in COLOR @prince #WB #PROMO #ALLENBEAULIEU #ALLENBEAULIEUPHOTOGRAPHY#warnerbrothers #warnerbros #PRINCE #ICON #LEGEND #GOAT #PRINCE4EVER #COLOR



Aww man ... just love.



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Reply #17 posted 08/10/17 6:50pm

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Another rare Vanity pic from the awesome worship Prince Nelson.‏ @BestPrincevids

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Reply #18 posted 08/10/17 7:33pm

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Another Vanity (rare) interview.......

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Reply #19 posted 08/11/17 3:40pm

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Another Vanity (rare) interview.......

Those lips . . . no fillers . . . all Vanity.

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Reply #20 posted 08/11/17 6:48pm

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luvgirl said:

Thank you Laura. I knew about this blog. I've been following it for the last year. There are many more Vanity blogs like it. This one is really good though, it always has unseen pics. I wonder where she finds them!

Maybe people just send them to her. I would love it if someone would get in touch with Allen Beaulieu I am sure he must have unreleashed promo pics from the 80s. I would be great if the estate ever gets around to doing anything with the pre Purple Rain albums and much better than the mess of packaging that was done for PR. Allen has the rights to those photos.

http://www.imgrum.org/tag/allenbeaulieu

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This is another great blog. http://yesgalak.tumblr.com/ She always has unseen pics as well, and for those that are fans of Vanity, she is more dedicated to Vanity alone.

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Reply #21 posted 08/11/17 10:39pm

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And the fabulous Miss TLC (and huge Prince and Vanity fan) is posting about Vanity 6 today.....why??? because its the 35th Anivesary of the Vanity 6 album nod music cloud9 worship

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35 yrs ago 2day (8/11/82), Vanity 6's selftitled album was released. The Prince-produced debut was their 1st & only album.

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Prince also kept his relationships private. But his bond with lead singer Vanity was real.

had an intense relationship & he continued 2 use her voice in his music 4 yrs.

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Releasing the Vanity 6 album on 8/11/82 was only Prince's first move in a musical chess game where 1999 represented the eventual CHECKMATE.

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Once he had his sexy girl group established, and The Time was recognized as a funk force; Prince dropped 1999 & changed music forever.

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The 1999 "Triple Threat" Tour kicked off w all 3 acts in Nov 1982. Prince knew his team was THE force to be reckoned with.

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8h8 hours ago

only album released 35 years ago 2day ☮️ 💜 RIP . BIG shout out 2 Brenda & Susan

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Reply #23 posted 08/11/17 11:04pm

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luvgirl said:

laurarichardson said:

Maybe people just send them to her. I would love it if someone would get in touch with Allen Beaulieu I am sure he must have unreleashed promo pics from the 80s. I would be great if the estate ever gets around to doing anything with the pre Purple Rain albums and much better than the mess of packaging that was done for PR. Allen has the rights to those photos.

http://www.imgrum.org/tag/allenbeaulieu

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This is another great blog. http://yesgalak.tumblr.com/ She always has unseen pics as well, and for those that are fans of Vanity, she is more dedicated to Vanity alone.

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Thanks for the link.....now this is an awesome pic of Vanity biggrin

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Reply #24 posted 08/11/17 11:10pm

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Vanity was so respectful towards P & his privacy :/ I don't see why anyone would have an issue with her tbh.

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She's one of the few sane exes. I'm still mad I never bought any of the gifts from Prince she was selling. 😭 He bought her beautiful things.

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Reply #25 posted 08/11/17 11:12pm

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I like this pic biggrin

Denise "Vanity" Matthews black and white portrait art by @blandwhpics ...


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FUN FACT: "Nasty Girl" was the one & only song that played on my MySpace page back in the day. And this was my AOL IM icon...

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Reply #27 posted 08/11/17 11:17pm

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Flashback - March 2, 2014

The Prince Podcast‏ @PodcastJuice 13h13 hours ago

S/O to Brenda, Susan & Denise for dropping 'Vanity 6' today back in 1982! #Prince We discussed this album & more @ http://podcastjuice.net/t...t-dynasty/

In 1982 Prince released 3 albums that would signal the start of his rise to super stardom, Vanity 6, The Time's What Time Is It, and the double album 1999. Discussion about Nasty Girl, 7779311 and 1999 heating up the charts, and a tour where the opening act was starting to upstage the headliner. Also we talk about our favorite non-Prince concert experiences, Prince coming to Arsenio Hall and Prince "sacking" his bass player.

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Prince Shows Off His Sense of Humor With Vanity 6’s ‘If a Girl Answers': 365 Prince Songs in a Year http://diffuser.fm/prince...mobile_top

To celebrate the incredibly prolific, influential and diverse body of work left behind by Prince, we will be exploring a different song of his each day for an entire year with the series 365 Prince Songs in a Year.

When Prince put together Vanity 6, he put a unique spin on the girl-group archetype as popularized by acts like the Supremes. Gathering members Denise (Vanity) Matthews, Brenda Bennett and Susan Moonsie, and writing and producing almost all of their debut album, his aim was for the ladies to project an independent, sardonic and bluntly sexual image, where most prior girl groups were demure, coy and often sang about heartbreak or longing.

Released in late summer 1982, Vanity 6 was chock full of interesting tracks, with one of the more unique tunes being “If a Girl Answers (Don’t Hang Up).” It led off the album’s second side with a killer bassline, a very early foray into rapped, rather than sung, lyrics, and one of the first indications of Prince’s sense of humor.

“If a Girl Answers”, co-written by Prince and Time bassist Terry Lewis, plays as a girlfight on wax. Vanity and Brenda, looking for a ride to a party, decide to call “Jimmy” (apparently a recent date/conquest of Vanity’s). When Vanity expresses reluctance to place the call in the event that another woman picks up, Brenda provides sage advice (and sets up the song title’s conceit) with, “If a girl answers, don’t hang up. Just talk about her!

Sure enough, the phone is answered by a woman. Upon the mutual realization that they’re both dating Jimmy, they trade verbal barbs. Brenda then jumps into the fray and defends Vanity by challenging the song’s antagonist to a fight and delivering withering insults like, “If I wasn’t a lady, I’d take my money and buy you a brand new face / Then I’d take my underwear and stick ’em in your mouth and you’d love it ‘cause you got no taste!” The song concludes with Jimmy being lambasted as a “jive talk man with no money” and the phone being hung up.

“Jamie Starr,” the mysterious figure given production credit on Vanity 6’s project as well as the Time albums, was given credit for playing Jimmy’s girlfriend on “If a Girl Answers”, but, of course, those lines were delivered by Prince. Using a raspy, slightly higher-pitched speaking voice not dissimilar from Morris Day’s, Prince’s appearance on “If a Girl Answers” (in addition to the song itself) represented one of the first public appearances of Prince’s lighter side.

While it can occasionally be hard to balance the idea of Prince cracking a song-length joke against the image of him as a super-serious musician, the man’s sense of humor was legendary. In an interview conducted shortly after Prince’s death, Revolution keyboardist Matt Fink proclaimed that Prince was “an extremely funny person,” while that sentiment was shared on social media as part of a tribute by Spike Lee. Of course, in the years following “If a Girl Hangs Up”, Prince’s comedic ability would be given the chance to shine in videos (“Kiss”, “Black Sweat”), on film (particularly “Under the Cherry Moon”) and on records commercially released (“Bob George,” in which the humor takes a dark turn) and unreleased (1983’s “Vibrator,” which found Prince re-using the Jamie Starr voice to play a store clerk who Vanity encounters when needing batteries for her “body massager.”) Vanity 6’s come-ons seemed to be delivered with a wink and a nudge, but “If a Girl Hangs Up” was definitive and early proof that Prince didn’t always take himself seriously.

Denise Matthews died in February 2016, and Prince’s concert in Melbourne, Australia, that night was turned into a bit of tribute to her, saying that they “used to love each other deeply. She loved me for the artist I was, I loved her for the artist she was trying to be. She and I would fight. She was very headstrong ’cause she knew she was the finest woman in the world. She never missed an opportunity to tell you that.”

In addition to playing “The Beautiful Ones,” which was partially inspired by their breakup, he also remembered one of their fights, during which he threatened to throw her into a pool. “You can’t throw me in the pool, you’re too little,” she said. So Prince had his bodyguard Chick do it. “I probably shouldn’t be telling this story,“ Prince concluded, “but she’d want us to celebrate her life and not mourn her.”



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