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Fri Mar 21 17:02:49 2014 UTClccn-n841497050.10To me it's wonderful0.300.92La vie en blues : roman /105261364Ethel_Watersn 841497051365589Howard, Ethel, 1896-1977Waters, Ethel, 1900-1977lccn-n81082528Horne, Lenasngvocprfactlccn-n82071436Samuels, Charlesclblccn-n2009054023Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)lccn-n50001506Armstrong, Louis1901-1971sngcndprfitractlccn-n85068361Cox, Ida1889-1967prfvoclccn-n83071529Smith, Bessie1894-1937sngprfvoclccn-n78080690Anderson, Eddie1905-1977sngprfvocactlccn-n82152295Etting, Ruth1897-1978prfvoclccn-n50048868Jolson, Al1886-1950prflccn-n79091481Bogle, DonaldWaters, Ethel1896-1977BiographyDramaMusicFilm adaptationsCriticism, interpretation, etcRecords and correspondenceFictionHistoryMusical filmsUnited StatesWaters, Ethel,SingersAfrican AmericansBlues (Music)Popular musicJazzMusicals--ExcerptsAfrican American singersAfrican American womenMotion picture music--ExcerptsMan-woman relationshipsAfrican American entertainersWomen singersSmith, Bessie,Good and evilRedemptionTemptationAfrican American motion picture actors and actressesAfrican American women musiciansHunter, AlbertaRainey, Ma,Cox, Ida,Motion picturesPassing (Identity)African Americans--Race identityRace relationsBlues musiciansAfrican American musiciansMississippiJazz musiciansBerlin, Irving,Beiderbecke, Bix,Shaw, Artie,Goodman, Benny,African American women singersRacially mixed peopleRacismHarlem RenaissanceMusicalsAmerican literature--African American authorsAmerican poetry--African American authorsSumner, Cid Ricketts,Armstrong, Louis,Ellington, Duke,New York (State)--New YorkFilm adaptationsBechet, Sidney,Hines, Earl,Jazz dance189619771921192219231924192519261927192819291930193119321933193419351936193819391940194119421943194619471948194919501951195219531955195619571958195919601961196219641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013170658651244791.4372ML420.W24ocn003210992ocn003130542ocn050626480ocn037204831ocn034417544ocn002684077ocn002638712ocn005586443ocn174146902ocn022252678ocn062764674ocn030981342ocn025065879ocn034764008ocn031400646ocn042276570ocn681928332ocn796893401ocn040978747ocn858310956ocn024660394ocn049631862ocn043048362ocn043118425ocn032173085ocn033322900ocn693823021ocn025718742ocn694418635ocn694412416ocn032183903ocn659082875ocn661883940ocn761610393ocn659195373ocn659086211ocn661836012ocn659085928ocn762738336ocn766247321ocn732373122ocn732374037ocn221944737ocn779993774ocn055118036ocn767866198ocn764783115111119ocn062764674visu19420.25Duke, VernonCabin in the skyFictionDramaFilm adaptationsThe fable of rascally Little Joe, torn between the love of his good wife Petunia and the wiles of good-time bad girl Georgia Brown ... and caught in a tug-of-war between emissaries from the Lord and Satan+-+325263469683616ocn030981342visu19490.27Kazan, EliaPinkyHistoryFictionDramaFilm adaptationsPinky, a black woman who works as a nurse, is able to "pass for white." Afraid her true heritage will be discovered, she leaves her white fiance ́and returns home to Mississippi to help her ailing grandmother by caring for her employer, an imperious plantation owner. When the employer names Pinky heiress to her estate, the community rises in resentment, triggering a sensational court trial+-+49903484253247656ocn003130542rcrd19770.47Yes sir, that's my baby the golden years of Tin Pan Alley, 1920-192964110ocn024660394visu19880.27The ladies sing the bluesBiographyHistoric filmed performances of women blues singers from 1929 through the 1950s. Singers are Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Ida Cole, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Connee Boswell, Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Helen Humes and Peggy Lee. Includes background information on the singers as well as the performances5072ocn003210992rcrd19770.37Berlin, IrvingThe vintage Berlin4197ocn025065879visu19430.24Stone, Andrew LStormy weatherFictionDramaMusical filmsImaginatively photographed though otherwise conventional all-Black musical featuring a host of top musical performers+-+93166484253244172ocn045441367rcrd20000.22Rhapsodies in black music and words from the Harlem RenaissanceMusic"The only collection in existence documenting the music, art and literature of the new negro of the Harlem Renaissance featuring digitally restored original recordings as well as new readings of renaissance literature plus a book containing rare previously unpublished photos, artwork and writings."3528ocn018462126visu19530.24Prod Co: Columbia Pictures CorporationThe member of the weddingDramaFilm adaptationsA 12-year-old girl learns something about life when her sister gets married and a young boy dies1891ocn049920493visu20020.32Blues masters : the essential history of the bluesCriticism, interpretation, etcMusicRare performances and historical footage tracing the development of American blues music+-+96930511063241481ocn026242851rcrd19910.23Porter, ColeCole Porter14210ocn034417544rcrd19790.37Duke, VernonCabin in the sky original motion picture soundtrack1322ocn034764008visu19960.22Tales of ManhattanDramaA disgruntled tailor has put a curse on a tailcoat. The tailcoat has a surprising effect on the people who wear it in this multi-episode film12210ocn022252678rcrd19670.33Waters, EthelEthel Waters on stage and screen (1925-1940)1112ocn032521651visu19930.32Blues masters history of the bluesCriticism, interpretation, etcMusicRare performances and historical footage tracing the development of American blues music+-+20560511063241071ocn031400646visu19940.24That's entertainmentCriticism, interpretation, etcA celebration of show-stopping music, dance and comedy with a cast of superstars1036ocn014018439rcrd19810.63Schwartz, ArthurAt home abroad891ocn037204831rcrd19970.17Romantic duets from M-G-M classics8823ocn026832873book19510.27Waters, EthelHis eye is on the sparrowBiographyRecords and correspondence+-+3229531585871ocn226049787visu20080.24Stanley Kramer film collectionDrama654ocn002638712rcrd19720.47Waters, EthelEthel Waters' greatest yearsSolomon Jazz Collection220618ocn000310343book19510.27Waters, EthelHis eye is on the sparrowBiographyRecords and correspondence+-+322953158510504ocn000329566book19510.23Waters, EthelTo me it's wonderfulBiography10424ocn641532167book20110.23Bogle, DonaldHeat wave : the life and career of Ethel WatersBiography"Almost no other star of the twentieth century reimagined herself with such audacity and durable talent as did Ethel Waters. In this enlightening and engaging biography, Donald Bogle resurrects this astonishing woman from the annals of history, shedding new light on the tumultuous twists and turns of her seven-decade career, which began in Black vaudeville and reached new heights in the steamy nightclubs of 1920s Harlem. Bogle traces Waters' life from her poverty-stricken childhood to her rise in show business; her career as one of the early blues and pop singers, with such hits as "Am I Blue?," "Stormy Weather," and "Heat Wave"; her success as an actress, appearing in such films and plays as The Member of the Wedding and Mamba's Daughters; and through her lonely, painful final years. He illuminates Waters' turbulent private life, including her complicated feelings toward her mother and various lovers; her heated and sometimes well-known feuds with such entertainers as Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, and Lena Horne; and her tangled relationships with such legends as Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Harold Clurman, Elia Kazan, Count Basie, Darryl F. Zanuck, Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann, Moss Hart, and John Ford. In addition, Bogle explores the ongoing racial battles, growing paranoia, and midlife religious conversion of this bold, brash, wildly talented woman while examining the significance of her highly publicized life to audiences unaccustomed to the travails of a larger-than-life African American woman. Wonderfully atmospheric, richly detailed, and drawn from an array of candid interviews, Heat Wave vividly brings to life a major cultural figure of the twentieth century--a charismatic, complex, and compelling woman, both tragic and triumphant."--Dust jacket p. 1+-+88269761557504ocn006423617book19780.22Knaack, TwilaEthel Waters, I touched a sparrowBiography7164ocn020721440visu19890.50Wild women don't have the bluesCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyMusicThrough historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blueswomen as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, AlbertaHunter, Ida Cox, and others3541ocn076064709book20070.50Bourne, StephenEthel Waters : Stormy weatherBiography"Ethel Waters overcame a disadvantaged childhood to become the most famous African American actress, singer, and entertainer of her time. Having triumphed in black vaudeville during the Harlem Renaissance, she moved to Broadway in the mid-1920s. She brought much of the startlingly innovative and subtle character of black theatre into the mainstream and was almost immediately acclaimed by white critics and audiences alike." "Waters transformed such songs as "Dinah," "Am I Blue?," "Stormy Weather," and Irving Berlin's "Heat Wave" into classics and inspired the next generation of black female vocalists. She gave sophistication and class to the blues and American popular song, influencing countless singers, including Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra. Tough, uncompromising, courageous, and ambitious, Waters became one of the first African American women to be given equal billing with white stars on Broadway. In 1943, the film version of her Broadway success Cabin in the Sky established her as Hollywood's first black leading lady. In such plays as Mamba's Daughters and films as The Member of the Wedding, she shattered the myth that black women could perform only as singers. For her work in Pinky, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, the second African American to be so honored." "Although she was arguably the most influential female blues and jazz singer of the 1920s and 1930s and a major black figure in twentieth-century theatre, cinema, radio, and television, she may now be the least remembered among her peers. In Ethel Waters: Stormy Weather, Stephen Bourne documents the career of this monumental figure in American popular culture, offering new insights into the work of this legend. This biography, which includes fourteen photos, leaves little doubt as to why, for decades, no other black star was held in such affectionate high regard."--BOOK JACKET+-+07540356353096ocn045738680visu20000.22Burns, KenJazzHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyMusicDocumentary television programsBy 1924 to 1928 jazz is everywhere in America and spreading abroad. For the first time, soloists and singers take center stage, transforming the music with their distinctive voices. This episode traces the careers of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Earl Hines, Ethel Waters, Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz artist and Benny Goodman, the son of Jewish immigrants2231ocn050101421book20020.50Voss, FrederickWomen of our time : an album of twentieth-century photographsBiographyPictorial worksExhibition catalogsThe time frame for this book is the twentieth century, where the women featured were instrumental and significant in their achievements+-+04169430361612ocn003844323book19780.25DeKorte, JuliannFinally homeBiography1581ocn002070074book19480.56Noble, PeterThe Negro in films253ocn046890817book20010.73Holder, LaurenceRenaissance women : five playsDrama+-+8570514025252ocn840838405visu19890.70Wild women don't have the blues the women, the music, the legacyCriticism, interpretation, etcThe story of Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox, and other pioneering blues women from early in the century. We learn of their vision and their struggle, their pain and their humor. The film recreates the stories of these pioneering women who left an indeliable mark on the music and the heart of America241ocn040360341visu19430.25Duke, VernonCabin in the skyFictionDramaFilm adaptationsWhen a gambling sinner is fatally wounded, his devout wife prays for divine intervention, and though his life is saved, the devil will stop at nothing to foil God's plans to turn him into an honest man161ocn527366191book19940.33Contemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black communityBiographyBiographical profiles of important and influential persons of African heritage who form the international black community. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields providing coverage of names found in today's headlines as well as selected individuals from earlier in this century whose influence continues to have an impact on contemporary life142ocn019088702rcrd19880.10Waters, EthelTo me it's wonderfulBiographyEthel Water's story of her decision to become a Christian and its impact on her life122ocn005757039rcrd19770.35Waters, EthelJust a little talk with EthelA conversation with Ethel Waters who sings some of her favorite songs, tells of her life, and gives of her wisdom, wit, and joy of living91ocn527365975book19940.33Contemporary musicians. profiles of the people in musicBiographyProvides comprehensive information on musicians and groups from around the world. Entries include a detailed biographical essay, selected discographies, contact information, and a list of sources71ocn029150509book19520.92Waters, EthelLa vie en blues : romanRecords and correspondence71ocn017823993rcrd19860.37Carroll, DiahannA Tribute to Ethel Waters61ocn056907626visu20040.27Broadway, the American musicalHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyThe third segment in a 6 part series on the history of Broadway musical theater. Part 3: In the Depression, a musical theater dichotomy emerged: shows like Cole Porter's Anything goes offered glamour as an escape, while others -- like Of Thee I sing and The cradle will rock -- dealt with the era's political concerns. Rodgers and Hart returned to New York to create new shows, stars like Ethel Merman and Ethel Waters became top box office draws, and George Gershwin created his epic folk opera, Porgy and Bess. The advent of World War II prompted Irving Berlin to write one of his biggest hits, This is the Army+-+3252634696+-+3252634696Fri Mar 21 15:44:56 EDT 2014batch44699