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The blues walked in

by George, Kathleen, 1943-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 30 Libraries 43 of 47 copies
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Summary
In 1936, life on the road means sleeping on the bus or in hotels for blacks only. After finishing her tour with Nobel Sissel's orchestra, nineteen-year-old Lena Horne is walking the last few blocks to her father's hotel in Pittsburgh's Hill District. She stops at a lemonade stand and meets a Lebanese American girl, Marie David. Marie loves movies and adores Lena, and their chance meeting sparks a relationship that will intertwine their lives forever. Lena also meets Josiah Conner, a charismatic teenager who helps out at her father Teddy's hotel. Josiah often skips school, dreams of being a Hollywood director, and has a crush on Lena. Although the three are linked by a determination to be somebody , issues of race, class, family, and education threaten to disrupt their lives and the bonds between them.
Lena's father wants her to settle down and give up show business, but she's entranced by the music and culture of the Hill. It's a mecca for jazz singers and musicians, and nightspots like the Crawford Grill attract crowds of blacks and whites. Lena table-hops with local jazzmen as her father chaperones her through the clubs where she'll later perform. Singing makes her feel alive, and to her father's dismay, reviewers can't get enough of her. Duke Ellington adores her, Billy Strayhorn can't wait to meet her, and she becomes "all the rage" in clubs and Hollywood for her beauty and almost-whiteness. Her signature version of "Stormy Weather" makes her a legend. But after sitting around for years at MGM as the studio heads try to figure out what to do with her, she isn't quite sure what she's worth.
Marie and Josiah follow Lena's career in Hollywood and New York through movie magazines and the Pittsburgh Courier . Years pass until their lives are brought together again when Josiah is arrested for the murder of a white man. Marie and Lena decide they must get Josiah out of prison--whatever the personal cost.
Additional Information
Subjects Horne, Lena -- Childhood and youth -- Fiction.
Singers -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Lebanese Americans -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Publisher Pittsburgh, Pa. :2018
Language English
Description viii, 294 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780822945246
082294524X
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