"The cinema is cruel like a miracle." -Frank O'Hara

New Orleans [Arthur Lubin, 1947]

This movie, while short on decent story and plot, is a real treat for jazz fans.

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The Swedish poster (designed by Eric Rohman) is a snappy photo-collage of all the great jazz musicians of the day. While they are all supreme jazz ambassadors representing the Big Easy, it doesn’t get much better than Billie Holiday backed by Louis Armstrong in this smooth number:

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2 Responses

  1. This is really nice, thanks!

  2. andy rector says:

    Billie Holiday’s chapter (‘The Same Old Story’) about this film in her autobiography is amazing, trenchant… It’s the closest she came to being a film critic and she’s better than most! At the end she says “You got to look sharp between the scenes of that picture to smell the hassle that went on.” Who smells between the scenes anymore? Long live Billie.

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