With never-before-heard taped interviews with music legends and those who knew Billie Holiday best, this documentary is a fascinating treat.
Dir James Erskine
Billie Holiday, one of the greatest voices of all time, was a figure of controversy throughout her life, and her infamous civil rights protest song ‘Strange Fruit’ earned her powerful enemies – including the FBI. In the late 60s, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography, but it was left incomplete when she died under suspicious circumstances. With unprecedented access to 200 hours of Lipnack Kuehl’s never-before-heard taped interviews with music legends and those who knew Billie best, this fascinating documentary showcases an American legend.