The Complete Film: Billie Holiday – The Life and Artistry of Lady Day

The 2009 documentary called Billie Holiday–The Life and Artistry of Lady Day is only 28 minutes long, so don’t expect a full-on biography of jazz’s greatest singer, but it’s all about the music, featuring some of the best surviving footage of Holiday performing, including scenes from Duke Ellington’s 1935 Symphony in Black, the 1947 film New Orleans, and the CBS broadcast “The Sound of Jazz,” which was recorded in 1957, only two years before Holiday’s untimely death at the age of 44.

Via Open Culture