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Billie Holiday: The Lady Day's Life

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NTSC/Region 0. The troubled existence of a legendary artist tormented by drug-addiction and racial prejudice viewed through her best songs and images. Included are performance clips from 'The Sound of Jazz' (Fine and Mellow) and 'Symphony in Black'; and her performing with the Count Basie Orchestra (God Bless the Child and Now Baby Or Never); and a remarkable version Strange Fruit.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Billie Holiday
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Import, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Stars of Jazz
  • DVD Release Date: January 2, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B0002T1EDQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,410 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By T. H. M. Kuijpers on November 21, 2004
Format: DVD
I was able to buy this DVD in a shop in The Netherlands and now I spot it at Amazon.

First I thought again a new DVD of Lady Day, Billie Holiday. Let's hope this time complete films and no editing and messing around. But this DVD is a disaster!

It is a very poor documentary which contains material "stolen" from other DVD's. This documentary lasts only a little more than 30 minutes AND it is just the first item that is present on the more useful DVD "The Genius of Lady Day".

Unfortunately there isn't much film material left of Billie Holiday, one of America's most important popular singers.

I do hope however that someday there will come out a DVD that will contain all the complete TV shows taken in the USA and in Europe, the Count Basie Short, and sequences from her other films.

Theo Kuijpers, Netherlands, devoted Billie Holiday fan for more than 25 years!
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