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St. Louis Blues (7-Apr-1958)

Director: Allen Reisner

Writers: Ted Sherdeman; Robert Smith

Keywords: Drama, Biography

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Pearl Bailey
29-Mar-1918 17-Aug-1990 Appointed by Nixon as Ambassador of Love
Cab Calloway
Jazz Musician
25-Dec-1907 18-Nov-1994 King of Hi-De-Ho
Nat King Cole
17-Mar-1917 15-Feb-1965 Unforgettable
Ruby Dee
27-Oct-1924   The Jackie Robinson Story
Ella Fitzgerald
25-Apr-1917 15-Jun-1996 The First Lady of Jazz
Mahalia Jackson
26-Oct-1911 27-Jan-1972 Queen of Gospel Music
Eartha Kitt
17-Jan-1927 25-Dec-2008 Catwoman
Billy Preston
9-Sep-1946 6-Jun-2006 You Are So Beautiful


Review by anonymous (posted on 14-Nov-2006)

One of my favorite movies. Although I was only two when the film was made I was able to see and admire the legends of film and music as the looked in their early 20s and 30s. Eartha and Ruby were beautiful young women, and to see Pearl Bailey as a young woman and see one of my favorite singers, Nat Kig Cole, warmed my heart. I would love to purchase a copy of the movie, but can't seem to find any place that has it. I would love to include this masterpiece along side my growing collection of early black films (like Purlie Victorious, Hallelujah and Green Pastures. If you know where I could purchase a copy please to let me know. Thank you, John Hooper (john.hooper@langley.af.mil)

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