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Title Lady Day [videorecording] : the many faces of Billie Holiday / a co-production of Toby Byron ... [et al.] ; directed by Matthew Seig ; written by Robert O'Meally ; produced by Toby Byron and Richard Saylor.

Imprint [S.l.] : Medici Arts ; [Germany] : Distributed by EuroArts Music International, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    MJ HOLI LD H98DVD    Available
Edition Limited ed.
Description 1 videodisc (59 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Masters of American music series.
Masters of American music series.
Note Originally broadcast on television in 1990.
"Newly digitally remastered"--Container.
Performer With Carmen McRae, Annie Ross, Buck Clayton, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Mal Waldron, Milt Gabler, Albert Murray and others; performances by Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Artie Shaw, Bessie Smith, and many others.
Summary "Most presentations feature Lady Day as the sad victim of hard times and drugs. The single fact of her life that matters above all others is that she was a great artist who, with Louis Armstrong, invented modern jazz singing. Mining a treasure trove of completely new information, the producers set the record straight - and beautifully. In a voice that is Billie-like in its rasping wiseness and its ring, stage and screen star Ruby Dee reads from Holiday's autobiography, Lady sings the blues"--Container.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation ; PCM mono. 2.0.
Language English dialogue, optional French and German subtitles.
Subject Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959.
Jazz singers -- United States -- Biography.
African American women -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Added Author Byron, Toby. Producer.
Seig, Matthew. Director.
O'Meally, Robert G., 1948- Screenwriter.
Saylor, Richard. Producer.
McRae, Carmen.
Ross, Annie, 1930-
Clayton, Buck, 1911-1991.
Edison, Harry, 1915-1999.
Waldron, Mal, 1925-2002.
Gabler, Milt, 1911-2001.
Murray, Albert.
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959.
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.
Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986.
Young, Lester, 1909-1959.
Webster, Ben, 1909-1973.
Shaw, Artie, 1910-2004.
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937.
Medici Arts (Firm)
Added Title Many faces of Billie Holiday
Standard No. 880242570987
Music No. 2057098 Medici Arts

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