Lena Horne: Hollywood's First Black Glamour Girl

This month we’re switching things up and going to Old Hollywood! Learn all about the legendary Lena Horne who stormed Hollywood as its first African American glamour girl… only to be blacklisted during the Cold War. She eventually found her voice as a civil rights activist and queen of the night clubs.

New episodes first Monday of the month. You can listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher.


Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne by James Gavin - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5804806-stormy-weather?from_search=true

The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford and Elizabeth Zunon - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30227898-the-legendary-miss-lena-horne

American Masters Podcast: An Interview with Lena Horne - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/podcast/lena-horne-on-lena-horne/

You Must Remember This Podcast Episodes:

Star Wars Episode VII: Lena Horne - http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/youmustrememberthispodcastblog/2015/2/17/star-wars-episode-vii-lena-horne

Blacklist Episode 12: Lena Horne and Paul Robeson - http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2016/5/16/stormy-weather-lena-horne-paul-robeson-blacklist-episode-12


The Blues Walked In by Kathleen George - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37507431-the-blues-walked-in


Cabin in the Sky - (not many good YouTube clips, I found a copy at the local library) http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/17710%7C0/Cabin-in-the-Sky.html

Stormy Weather - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPgnj5upihQ

The Wiz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM3rgGI9fi8

Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rpIfQQv_T0