Cinema: Hoilday On Ice

LADY SINGS THE BLUES Directed by SIDNEY J. FURIE Screenplay by TERENCE McCLOY, CHRIS CLARK and SUZANNE de PASSE

For reasons that have rather more to do with coincidence than Zeitgeist, there is currently a theatrical flurry of interest in the rugged life of Billie Holiday, the supreme jazz singer who died of the cumulative effects of dope and despair in 1959. Brooklyn's Chelsea Theater last week presented a jazz musical called Lady Day that uses Holiday (sung by Cecelia Norfleet) as a symbol of the ravages that racial repression can work. "Seething with anger, this Lady Day misses all...

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