Pearl Bailey

Movie Picks | St. Louis Blues (1958)

Based on the life of early 20th-century blues composer and musician W.C. Handy, this film tells the story of the man widely considered the “Father of the Blues.” Will (Nat King Cole) is a talented composer who has a knack for churning out rockin’ blues grooves.

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Movie Picks | Carmen Jones (1954) | “You go for me, and I’m taboo. But if you’re hard to get I go for you”

Dorothy Dandridge in Carmen Jones

When femme fatale Carmen Jones (Dorothy Dandridge) sets her attentions on handsome soldier Joe (Harry Belafonte), the two find themselves embroiled in a drama of obsessive love and passion. (more…)