Bessie Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into 'The Empress of the Blues', who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today.
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches
video file Blu-Ray region A
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Title from web page.
Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'nique.
Blu-ray, region A; requires Blu-ray player.
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Subjects:African American women singers -- Biography -- Drama.
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937 -- Drama.
Women blues musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Drama.
Other Authors:HBO Video (Firm), film distributor.
Queen Latifah, 1970- actor.
Rees, Dee, film director.
Williams, Michael Kenneth, actor.