Lena Horne Actress and Activist Lena Horne was a star who broke racial barriers. In a suppressive 1900s America, an African American woman was determined to step into the limelight to defy the racial standards of her time. She faced an uphill battle trying to create a career from her childhood, with little support from her own family, let alone a white dominated industry. When she finally proved to be an astonishing performer and struck a deal with a major Hollywood studio, she was still held back by racial segregation laws still in effect in the south. Horne recognized her influence and used her talents to go from actress to activist.
During her very successful career Bessie worked with many great jazz performers such as saxophonist Sidney Bechet, pianist James P. Johnson and pianist Fletcher Henderson. With Johnson, Bessie recorded one of her famous songs “Backwater Blues”. She also worked with the very famous jazz artist Louis Armstrong on several tracks including “Cold in Hand Blues” and “I Ain’t Got No Second Fiddle”. Her popularity with black and white audiences led her to be nicknamed the Empress of
This provides the most important message of the entirety of the musical, and tricks bigoted audience viewers into rooting for a woman who isn’t white, teaching them what matters about a person is what’s on the inside, not the color of one’s skin. Julie is an example of a non-white person who is educated and talented, not stereotyped. Unfortunately, Julie and her white husband must leave the show boat, and although they were significant characters in the beginning of the musical, this ends immediately. I assumed the musical would follow them into their new lives, or Julie would somehow return to the show boat, but the characters are suddenly forgotten. What’s worse is Julie’s only reappearance in the film: she is an alcoholic who has been devastated by her husband leaving her and can’t get her life together.
Her parents are Abraham and Marcella Quintanilla. She married her guitarist, Christopher Perez on April 2, 1992, but had no children. Selena’s father saw her romance between the guitarists as a conflict of interest. He believed he was after fortune; however, the relationship persevered. Her career started with the encouragement and support of her parents and family as well as her roots.
The need breed of woman wanted to be accepted by the older generation, who often judged and disagreed with their new lifestyle. (doc 6. Flappers Appeal to Parents) Clara Bow, a successful film star of her time and hard-partying flapper, was the first to earn the title of an “It Girl” and was also remembered for her humble and hardworking demeanor. (Doc 7. Clara Bow) Another notable female figure during the twenties was Aimee Semple McPherson, who influenced society in a much different way than Clara Bow.
She has one of most recognized faces. Over fifty years after Marilyn Monroe’s death she is still memorable. Everyone knew this woman, but did everyone know why Norma Jeane Mortenson was famous? She is a Hollywood icon, she could even be considered a legend. Marilyn Monroe affected young women in society by making certain things more socially acceptable, showing not all women need to be super thin to be attractive, and allowing them to see that dreams can come true.
She brought out her former husband and took over Desilu Productions. This was a huge role for her to take on as a woman, especially when many people thought she couldn’t do it. Some shows that brought attention to feminism in the 60’s were: Julia (1968-1971)- it was one of the first shows to revolve around an african american actress The Flying Nun (1967-1970) - it
For example, Ella at the Opera House shows a typical Jazz at the Philharmonic set, Ella in Rome and Twelve Nights in Hollywood show off her vocal jazz canon. Ella in Berlin is still one of her best selling albums and includes the Grammy-winning performance of "Mack the Knife". In this recording, Ella forgot the lyrics, but she improvised magnificently in their place. In 1963 Verve Records was sold to MGM for $3 million and in 1967 MGM did not renew Fitzgerald 's contract. For the next five years she moved between the Atlantic, Capitol and Reprise companies.
He was one of the only African American musicians who spoke up against political issues, he publically talked about the wrongness of school segregation (Harris). Armstrong performed an astonishing 300 concerts per year on average (Harris). Through his expertise in jazz music Armstrong set the bar for all aspiring musicians, something great to learn from but hard to live up
She is very proud of her origin and very confidently talks about her roots in her music. This album is a reflection of her life from her teenage years to a grown women who has gone through a lot in her life. She has gone through a lot of emotional feelings and betrayal from how it was mentioned everywhere about her husband having an affair with another women. With that said, she kind of tied in with how black women feel betryaed and lonely. They want to hide from the public to not get hurt, because of how wrong their identity had been revealed to the public.