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A Ton of Jazz

Lena Horne

+ intro by author and historian Stephen Bourne

A fine compilation of TV appearances of Hollywood star and singer Lena Horne.

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Various Extracts. 80min

From dancing at the legendary Cotton Club when she was 16, Lena Horne conquered Broadway, became a Hollywood star and a top singer with some of the greatest jazz bands of the 30s and 40s. She did all of this without compromising her core values and eschewed any notion of racial stereotyping. Though she became the highest-paid black star in America, she was no stranger to British TV, and in this carefully selected compilation of appearances we celebrate Ms Horne in performance and in conversation.


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