Film, Video St. Louis Blues

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St. Louis Blues
Contributor Names
Murphy, Dudley
Blackhawk Films
Sack Amusement Enterprises
Handy, W.C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937
Johnson, James P. (James Price), 1894-1955
Mordecai, Jimmy
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Music
-  Summary: Legendary blues singer Bessie Smith finds her gambler lover Jimmy messin' with a pretty, younger woman; he leaves and she sings the blues, with chorus and dancers.
Film, Video
Call Number/Physical Location
Mavis identifier: 63365
Source Collection
LC Purchase Collection
Motion Picture, Broadcasting And Recorded Sound Division
Online Format

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Chicago citation style:

Murphy, Dudley, Blackhawk Films, Sack Amusement Enterprises, W.C Handy, Bessie Smith, James P Johnson, and Jimmy Mordecai. St. Louis Blues. 1929. Video.

APA citation style:

Murphy, D., Blackhawk Films, Sack Amusement Enterprises, Handy, W. C., Smith, B., Johnson, J. P. & Mordecai, J. (1929) St. Louis Blues. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Murphy, Dudley, et al. St. Louis Blues. 1929. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.