Monday, February 13, 2012


Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald: Chopped Liver? (Mid-Late 1950s)


"Whitney Houston with Clive Davis Circa 1970" (Mistake by ABC News February 13, 2012; pic was more likely, circa 1980)

As a high school senior, 1981

Singing with Jermaine Jackson during a rhearsal for the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in New York, July 25, 1984

Whitney Houston album cover photo, 1985

At the 1986 Grammy Awards 1986

Liberty Weekend American Concert at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, N.J., Independence Day, 1986

July 10, 1986

March 1, 1987

The album cover for Whitney, 1987


The Divas: Houston with Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minelli, Michael Jackson, and an unidentified black man, possibly at a United Negro College Fund benefit, March 10, 1988

In Copenhagen, 1988

I'm Your Baby Tonight album cover photo, 1990

Album cover for All the Man I Need, 1990

Singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in 1991

"I'm Every Woman," 1992

The Bodyguard poster, 1992 (soft focus?)

"I Will Always Love You," 1992

Exhale album cover, 1995


The Preacher's Wife Original Soundtrack Album CD Cover, 1996

My Love is Your Love CD cover photo, 1998

The Greatest Hits album cover, 2000



During Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration Show at Madison Square Garden, September, 2001 (the caption where I found this said "September 11," but that was obviously wrong)

Love, Whitney album cover, 2001

Just Whitney album cover, 2002

Sticking her tongue out at her husband during a November 25, 2002 court hearing

With husband Bobby Brown in 2003

One Wish: The Holiday Album cover, 2003

Houston "had to delay 24 hours a concert in Barcelona because of gastroenteritis," February 2005. I never heard of anyone getting gastroenteritis from a crack pipe.

Same period in 2005, maybe even the same day, at about 41, but looking more like 60

Bathroom of a crackhead: Houston's bathroom in 2006

With late mentor Clive Davis at a Childhood Diabetes fundraiser in Beverly Hills, October 28, 2006


The Ultimate Collection album cover, 2007


Performing at the 37th American Music Awards in L.A., on November 22, 2009

With her cousin, Dionne Warwick, in an undated photo

I Look to You album cover, 2009

The hefty Whitney of 2010, and a more svelte earlier picture

Bloated, singing during her failed, "Nothing but Love" comeback tour in early 2010

Circa 2010

A surreally fixed pic from 2010

Attending the 2010 Keep a Child Alive's Black Ball at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom on September 30, 2010

With daughter Bobbi Kristina, udated

An undated picture that appeared in print during 2011 (It is now clear that publicity shots of Houston were so heavily retouched and airbrushed, and in some cases shot in soft focus, on top of her getting hours of hair and cosmetic work, that it gets harder and harder to figure out what she really looked like.)

Circa 2011

At a salute to industry Don David Geffen, Grammy weekend, February 12, 2011

Houston on February 9, 2012, at a pre-Grammy party for R&B

Singing a duet with Kelly Price less than 48 hours before her death, February 9, 2012

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