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Lady Day : the many faces of Billie Holiday

Author: Toby ByronMatthew SeigRobert G O'MeallyRichard SaylorRuby Dee; et al; All authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Medici Arts ; [Germany] : Distributed by EuroArts Music International, [2009]
Series: Masters of American music series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Limited edView all editions and formats
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Most presentations feature Lady Day as the sad victim of hard times and drugs. Mining a treasure trove of 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.
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Biography
Named Person: Billie Holiday; Billie Holiday
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Byron; Matthew Seig; Robert G O'Meally; Richard Saylor; Ruby Dee; Carmen McRae; Annie Ross; Buck Clayton; Harry Edison; Mal Waldron; Milt Gabler; Albert Murray; Billie Holiday; Louis Armstrong; Benny Goodman; Lester Young; Ben Webster; Artie Shaw; Bessie Smith; David Langston Smyrl; Medici Arts (Firm); et al
OCLC Number: 535270985
Language Note: English with optional French and German subtitles.
Notes: Originally broadcast on television in 1990.
"Newly digitally remastered"--Container.
Also published as a book by Robert O'Meally.
Credits: Editor, Susan Peehl ; director of photography, Herb Forsberg.
Performer(s): With Ruby Dee, 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.
Narrator: David Smyrl.
Description: 1 videodisc (59 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 0, 4:3; PCM mono. 2.0.
Contents: Opening (:48) --
Raw genius (7:04) --
Growing up in Baltimore (7:09) --
Swingin' Lady Day (8:29) --
Strange fruit (10:43) --
Swing street (11:26) --
An influential life (12:18) --
Credits (:55).
Series Title: Masters of American music series.
Other Titles: Many faces of Billie Holiday
Responsibility: a co-production of Toby Byron ... [et al.] ; directed by Matthew Seig ; written by Robert O'Meally ; produced by Toby Byron and Richard Saylor.

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Most presentations feature Lady Day as the sad victim of hard times and drugs. Mining a treasure trove of 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.

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