The International Sweethearts of Rhythm [VHS]

9781563584886: The International Sweethearts of Rhythm [VHS]
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Tells the story of the swinging, all women's jazz band of the 1940s, which featured some of the best female musicians of the day. The International Sweethearts were stars at theatres and clubs around the country. They also performed overseas for American troops during WWII. Interviews with members of the band are interwoven with rare archival footage, musical performance excerpts, photographs and memorabilia from private collections. The film also examines the role of women and minorities in American society of the late '30s and early '40s.


"...a delightful, 30-minute trip down memory lane" -- The New York Times, 1986

"...makes you glad that documentaries were invented...To see them roaring through a jazzy number is to understand the joy of music." -- The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1986

Blue Ribbon, -- American Film and Video Festival, 1986

Silver Award, -- Philadelphia Film Festival, 1987

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