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Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters
by Donald Bogle

Publication Date: Jun 26, 2012
List Price: $16.99
Format: Paperback, 656 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780061241741
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation
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“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.”
—VogueFrom 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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