Donald Bogle's narration may fall short of sounding polished, but he performs with relaxed confidence that will draw listeners into this audiobook. His vocal character matches his status as an expert on Black cinema history and the life of the singer and groundbreaking actor Lena Horne. After her show business beginnings in Black New York City nightclubs, Horne worked in 1950s Hollywood movies, getting attention and work with her glamour and talent, but was denied roles reserved for white actresses. The author uses interviews and written accounts to show how her self-respect and persistence allowed her to break through racial barriers in the entertainment business. Bogle's vast knowledge of the film industry and arresting insights about Horne's life make this a captivating biography. T.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9781668633151 $24.99
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