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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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“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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“Lady Sings The Blues” 1972 Promotional Featurette

“To me, acting is about truth, and it can’t be a lie.” Diana Ross — for as much as she’s given her fans over the past fifty years — can be maddeningly vague when discussing her career.  Perhaps this is more … Continue reading

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An Evening With Diana Ross (1977)

“All I ever wanted was the music, and the chance to sing for you…” “Superstar!…The term fits Diana Ross like the form-fitting net body stocking she wears in her dazzling impersonation of the late super showgirl, Josephine Baker, as part … Continue reading

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Live At Caesars Palace (1974)

“Can’t you see I want my life to be something more than long?” “Diana Ross has established herself as a superstar with her current outing at Caesars Palace,” raved Billboard in its February 24, 1973 issue, reviewing the singer’s engagement at the … Continue reading

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Lady Sings The Blues (1972)

“Feel like I wanna shout, give the piano player a drink because he’s knockin’ me out!” After showing off a new power/emotion in her soulful first three albums as a solo artist, Diana Ross made a complete transformation for this, the soundtrack … Continue reading

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