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Making a LADY: The Story of a Groundbreaking Cinematic Classic

“In 1972, we fought everybody.  No one had ever done a film like this before.” –Shelly Berger March 27, 1973: The 45th Annual Academy Awards.  Tensions are running high inside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles as presenters Raquel … Continue reading

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“Happy Birthday, Mr. President…”

Since Friday, January 20 is both Inauguration Day in the United States and my own birthday…this seemed like an appropriate picture to post.  This was taken from the October 19, 1978 issue of Jet, and shows Miss Diana Ross singing “Happy … Continue reading

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Diana’s “Come Together” Hits Jet Chart (12/17/70)

I was doing some research recently and came across an interesting find in the December 17, 1970 issue of Jet (46 years ago this weekend!).  Although it was never released as a single, Diana’s recording of “Come Together” was ranked at #19 … Continue reading

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“Jet Letter” About Diana Ross/Billie Holiday Film (12/17/70)

Thought you’d all get a kick out of this letter printed in Jet magazine 46 years ago this month, on December 17, 1970.  Two years before the release of Lady Sings The Blues, the writer (a reader from New York) is praising the fact … Continue reading

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Call Her Miss…Lindy? (Diana’s Unmade Hollywood Films)

“Diana Ross has turned into this year’s blazing new musical actress!” -Gene Shalit, on Lady Sings The Blues We’ve all heard that Diana Ross was originally slated to appear in the film The Bodyguard with Ryan O’Neal, and that the singer-actress worked for … Continue reading

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On This Day: Jet Announces Diana’s Supreme Departure (11/6/69)

It was 47 years ago today that Jet magazine announced what many had been expecting for a long, long time: Diana Ross was leaving The Supremes. The article ran in the November 6, 1969 issue on pages 74 and 75, and cites … Continue reading

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