This video compiles different short and medium-length films starring the great Duke Ellington and his orchestra: Black And Tan (1929), Symphony in Black (1935 - featuring the famous sequence with Billie Holiday), plus assorted different musical sequences from other motion pictures, including the three scenes starring Mae West in the 1934 movie Belle Of The Nineties.
Bringing together some incredibly rare footage featuring Duke Ellington, this compilation of material largely centers around work he did for major Hollywood productions. Much of it dates back to the 1920s and 1930s, and includes "Black and Tan," "Symphony In Black," and many others.
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