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Author Dantzic, Jerry, photographer.

Title Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill / Jerry Dantzic, Grayson Dantzic ; a reflection by Zadie Smith.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2017.
©2017

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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Holiday,B DAN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    OVERSZ 782.42165 DAN    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    782.42165 DAN    Available
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Description 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
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Summary In 1957, New York photojournalist Jerry Dantzic spent time with the iconic singer Billie Holiday during a week-long run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill. The resulting images offer a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of Billie with her family, friends, and her pet chihuahua, Pepe; playing with her godchild (son of her autobiography's coauthor, William Dufty); washing dishes at the Duftys' home; walking the streets of Newark; in her hotel room; waiting backstage or having a drink in front of the stage; and performing. The years and the struggles seem to vanish when she sings; her face lights up. Later that same year, Dantzic photographed her in color at the second New York Jazz Festival at Randall's Island. Only a handful of the photographs in the book have ever been published. In her text, Zadie Smith evokes Lady Day herself and shows us what she sees as she inhabits these images and reveals what she is thinking.
Subject Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959 -- Pictorial works.
Portrait photography.
Added Author Dantzic, Grayson, author.
Smith, Zadie, writer of introduction.
ISBN 9780500544655 (hardback)
0500544654 (hardback)

 
    
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