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The Resource Billie Holiday : wishing on the moon, Donald Clarke

Billie Holiday : wishing on the moon, Donald Clarke

Label
Billie Holiday : wishing on the moon
Title
Billie Holiday
Title remainder
wishing on the moon
Statement of responsibility
Donald Clarke
Title variation
Wishing on the moon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Certainly no singer has been more mythologized and more misunderstood than Billie Holiday, who helped to create much of the mystique herself with her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues, "Now, finally, we have a definitive biography," said Booklist of Donald Clarke's Billie Holiday, "by a deeply compassionate, respectful, and open-minded biographer (whose) portrait embraces every facet of Holiday's paradoxical nature, from her fierceness to her vulnerability, her childlikeness to her innate elegance and amazing strength."" "Donald Clarke was given unrivaled access to a treasure trove of interviews from the 1970's - interviews with those who knew Lady Day from her childhood in the streets and good-time houses of Baltimore through the early days of success in New York and into the years of fame, right up to her tragic decline and death at the age of forty-four. Clarke uses these interviews to separate fact from fiction, creating what Newsday called "a thoroughly riveting account of Holiday and her milieu.""--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ZAB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clarke, Donald
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.H58
LC item number
C53 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holiday, Billie
  • Women singers
  • Singers
Label
Billie Holiday : wishing on the moon, Donald Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Originally published as: Wishing on the moon : the life and times of Billie Holiday
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An African-American nation -- Baltimore -- The point -- Harlem -- The first records, and triumph at the Apollo -- The Teddy Wilson era -- The street that never slept -- On the road with the Big Bands -- 1937-9: strange fruit -- The War years -- Triumph and trouble -- The jailbird -- The gangster and the bassist -- The last decade begins -- The last merry-go-round: fun, fights and fame -- Intimations of mortality -- The triumphant decline of lady day -- The loneliest girl in the world -- Coda: the lady is an icon
Control code
ocm50134258
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xv, 468 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780306811364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50134258
Label
Billie Holiday : wishing on the moon, Donald Clarke
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Originally published as: Wishing on the moon : the life and times of Billie Holiday
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An African-American nation -- Baltimore -- The point -- Harlem -- The first records, and triumph at the Apollo -- The Teddy Wilson era -- The street that never slept -- On the road with the Big Bands -- 1937-9: strange fruit -- The War years -- Triumph and trouble -- The jailbird -- The gangster and the bassist -- The last decade begins -- The last merry-go-round: fun, fights and fame -- Intimations of mortality -- The triumphant decline of lady day -- The loneliest girl in the world -- Coda: the lady is an icon
Control code
ocm50134258
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xv, 468 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780306811364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50134258

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