Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Don't buy! It is just part of "The Genius of Lady Day"
T. H. M. Kuijpers | The Netherlands | 11/21/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was able to buy this DVD in a shop in The Netherlands and now I spot it at Amazon.
First I thought again a new DVD of Lady Day, Billie Holiday. Let's hope this time complete films and no editing and messing around. But this DVD is a disaster!
It is a very poor documentary which contains material "stolen" from other DVD's. This documentary lasts only a little more than 30 minutes AND it is just the first item that is present on the more useful DVD "The Genius of Lady Day".
Unfortunately there isn't much film material left of Billie Holiday, one of America's most important popular singers.
I do hope however that someday there will come out a DVD that will contain all the complete TV shows taken in the USA and in Europe, the Count Basie Short, and sequences from her other films.
Theo Kuijpers, Netherlands, devoted Billie Holiday fan for more than 25 years!"