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Porgy & Bess : an American voice

Porgy & Bess : an American voice

by Ruby Dee; University of Michigan.; Vanguard Films (Los Angeles, Calif.); Mojo Working Productions.; Films for the Humanities (Firm);

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Porgy and Bess: An American Voice   (2014-03-04)

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by Brad Eden, Ph.D., Head, Web and Digitization Services, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Narrated by Ruby Dee, and interspersed throughout with comments by social and cultural historians, this film is a history of "the first truly American opera," <I>Porgy and Bess</I> by George Gershwin. The film begins with a dramatization of Dubois Hayward, the white Charleston native who first...
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