Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/03/06

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Subject: [Leica] Re; OT for jazz fans
From: profmason at (John Edwin Mason)
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 06:32:41 -0800 (PST)

Phil wrote:

> For the jazz fans here, I just returned from seeing a marvelous 2007
> documentary about the jazz singer Anita O'Day.  Really a scintillating 
> film about one of jazz's less-appreciated geniuses.  Her creativity had 
> me in tears a lot of the time.  The NYT review is here:

Phil, O'Day wrote an autobiography--High Times, Hard Times.  (Forgive me if 
you've read it already.)  It's a hoot.  Quite funny, in a very dark way.  
Here's the first line:  "Joe Glaser, who was my booking agent for many 
years, used to say, 'Anita, you've got a million dollars' worth of talent 
and no class."

And, yeah, she could sing.

--John, delurking after a couple of years of silence

John Edwin Mason
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