Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters

Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters

Donald Bogle


“Mr. Bogle remains to be our such a lot famous black-cinema historian.”
—Spike Lee

“Donald Bogle [is a] pioneering safe-keeper of the historical past of blacks in film.”
Vogue

From Donald Bogle, writer of the bestselling Dorothy Dandridge and Toms, Coons, Mulattos, Mammies, and Bucks, a groundbreaking historical past of African American portrayals in Hollywood, comes the long-awaited, definitive biography of 1 of America’s brightest and so much afflicted theatrical stars: actress and singer Ethel Waters. In Heat Wave, Bogle explores Waters’ relationships with different acting greats, together with Lena Horne, count number Basie, Vincent Minnelli, and so on, and paints a bright, deeply human portrait of this mythical performer—a must-read for any fan of jazz, blues, and vintage American cinema.

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