Tag Archives: Lena Horne

Happy Birthday, Lena Horne

Mitchell and I – in yet another of our series of conversations – discuss Lena Horne. Weirdly, we had an enormous discussion about her one night when I was staying with him in Chicago. We watched endless clips of her … Continue reading

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Conversations with Mitchell, Part 1: Justin Timberlake, Lena Horne, Doris Day, Jill Clayburgh, Cary Grant, Don Rickles.

Mitchell and me. Years ago, in a photo booth at Lounge Ax, a grubby music club on Fullerton in Chicago, across the street from the fabled Biograph. This is an interview that has been in the works, at least in … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Lena Horne

American legend Lena Horne has passed away at the age of 92. Big generous awesome NY Times obituary here. The Siren remembers Lena Horne here. Jackie has a very nice post with a good overview of Horne’s career. Nathaniel R. … Continue reading

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Happiness is:

sitting in Mitchell’s green and white striped chair, listening to him talk about: – Lena Horne – Ella Fitzgerald – Pearl Bailey (uhm – have you heard her version of “Jingle Bells”? At one point, she is shouting, in this … Continue reading

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