Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters

Donald Bogle (Author)
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Description

"Mr. Bogle continues to be our most noted black-cinema historian."
--Spike Lee

"Donald Bogle is a] pioneering safe-keeper of the history of blacks in film."
--Vogue

From Donald Bogle, author of the bestselling Dorothy Dandridge and Toms, Coons, Mulattos, Mammies, and Bucks, a groundbreaking history of African American portrayals in Hollywood, comes the long-awaited, definitive biography of one of America's brightest and most troubled theatrical stars: actress and singer Ethel Waters. In Heat Wave, Bogle explores Waters' relationships with other performing greats, including Lena Horne, Count Basie, Vincent Minnelli, and many others, and paints a vivid, deeply human portrait of this legendary performer--a must-read for any fan of jazz, blues, and classic American cinema.

--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Price
$26.99
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
February 01, 2011
Pages
624
Dimensions
6.28 X 1.98 X 9.35 inches | 1.81 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780061241734

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About the Author

Donald Bogle is a film historian and author of six books concerning African Americans in film and on television. He won the 1973 Theatre Library Association Award for Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks, which identified the five basic stereotypical Black film roles. Several of his other books have been the basis for documentaries & feature films. He is an instructor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the University of Pennsylvania.

Reviews

"In this powerful biography, Bogle recovers the rich fullness of singer Ethel Waters's life...Bogle's thorough and unflinchingly honest look at Waters's brilliant and flawed life will undoubtedly be the definitive biography of this great woman"--Publishers Weekly
"A penetrating look at a woman of massive talent and determination."--Booklist (starred review)