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Diana and Billie Dee ad-libbed a lot of the dialogue. Diana Ross designed the astonishingly stylish clothes. The soundtrack was fantastic. I loved Michel Le Grand's music, too.

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70 Classic Black Films Everyone Should See At Least Once

Lady Sings the Blues (1972) | 70 Classic Black Films Everyone Should See At Least Once - BuzzFeed News

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Community Post: 13 Films That Made '80s Kids Fall In Love With Music And Dance

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.

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LADY SINGS THE BLUES (BILLIE HOLIDAY) Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February 1947 Follow us on Tumblr Pinterest Facebook Twitter

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Scene from Diana Ross and Billy Dee in the movie, Lady Sings the Blues - brillant performance.

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Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong - The Blues Are Brewin. This is indeed some classy music :)

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Yuriy Shevchuk, Jazz Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues - Born in 1961 in Kiev, Ukraine, Yuri Shevchuk attended the Kiev Art School and the Kiev Architectural Academy. Yuriy has recorded his own experiences in his artworks: his three passions, painting, jazz and historical cars have become the focus of his paintings. Bewitched with jazz music he skillfully and rapidly sketches the cool and charming figures of musicians in action, showing the positive mood and spiritual intensity of jazz.

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