Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters
"Mr. Bogle continues to be our most noted black-cinema historian."
"Donald Bogle is a] pioneering safe-keeper of the history of blacks in film."
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.
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"A penetrating look at a woman of massive talent and determination."--Booklist (starred review)