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Strange fruit

Author: Joel Katz; Dorothy Thigpen; California Newsreel (Firm); Oniera Films.; Independent Television Service.
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the anti-lynching protest song made famous by Billie Holiday. Includes footage of Billie Holiday performing the song.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Lewis Allan; Billie Holiday
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Katz; Dorothy Thigpen; California Newsreel (Firm); Oniera Films.; Independent Television Service.
OCLC Number: 49347551
Language Note: In English. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary video in 2002.
Credits: Musical score, Don Byron ; directors of photography, John Miglietta, Thomas Torres.
Performer(s): Narrator, Dorothy Thigpen ; interviewees, Milt Gabler, Farah Jasmin Griffin, C.T. Vivian, E.M. (Woody) Beck ... et al. ; performers, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, Pete Seeger, Josh White ... et al.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, NTSC.
Responsibility: produced, directed & edited by Joel Katz ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service ; Oniera Films.

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A history of the anti-lynching protest song made famous by Billie Holiday. Includes footage of Billie Holiday performing the song.

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(EMRO user published 2014-03-04 ) Very Good Permalink
<i>Strange Fruit</i> is more than the story of the hauntingly evocative song from the 1930s that became the anthem of the anti-lynching movement. Joel Katz has used the history of the song as a metaphor to capture the struggle against racism and the spirit of an era. While the song is indelibly...
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