The Resource Stormy weather : the life of Lena Horne, James Gavin

Stormy weather : the life of Lena Horne, James Gavin

Label
Stormy weather : the life of Lena Horne
Title
Stormy weather
Title remainder
the life of Lena Horne
Statement of responsibility
James Gavin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first serious biography of entertainment legend Lena Horne, the star who became one of the first African-American icons. Gavin has gotten closer than any other writer to the celebrity, who has lived in reclusion since 1998. Incorporating insights from the likes of Ruby Dee, Tony Bennett, Diahann Carroll, Arthur Laurents, and several of Horne's fellow chorines from Harlem's Cotton Club, Stormy Weather offers a fascinating portrait of a complex, even tragic Horne--a stunning talent whose frustrations with racism, and with a tumultuous, rootless childhood, left wounds too deep to heal. The woman who emerged was as angry as she was luminous. From the Cotton Club's glory days and the backlots of Hollywood's biggest studios to the glitzy but bigoted hotels of Las Vegas's heyday, this behind-the-scenes look at an American icon is as much a story of the limits of the American dream as it is a groundbreaking biography.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gavin, James
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • ML420.H65
  • PN
LC item number
G38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horne, Lena
  • Singers
  • African American women singers
Label
Stormy weather : the life of Lena Horne, James Gavin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [544]-560), discography (p. [561]-564), filmography (p. [565]), and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
598 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743271448
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009008170
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2047719-01umb_inst
  • 1965674
  • (OCoLC)232979128
Label
Stormy weather : the life of Lena Horne, James Gavin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [544]-560), discography (p. [561]-564), filmography (p. [565]), and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
598 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743271448
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009008170
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2047719-01umb_inst
  • 1965674
  • (OCoLC)232979128

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