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This edition: "St. Louis Blues" & "The Duke is Tops"





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Episode Details

(1938/U.S., b&w, 75 min., musical) Dir.: William Nolte. Cast: Ralph Cooper, Lena Horne, Lawrence Criner. A small-time promoter loses his star performer to the big time show biz circuit. Lena Horne’s film debut. (Preceded by “St. Louis Blues” (1929/U.S., b&w, 15 min., musical) Dir.: Dudley Murphy. Musical short with blues singer Bessie Smith.)

Discussion guest: Farah Griffin, Institute of African-American Studies, Columbia University.

Guest List

Farah Jasmine Griffin Professor, Author, Columbia University