Born in 1910 in New York City Arthur Jacob Arshawsky better known to the world as Artie Shaw went on to become one of the best clarinetists in American music history. Brigitte Berman uses interviews with Shaw his colleagues and his last wife Evelyn Keyes to provide needed insights. These are supplemented by Shaw’s music and clips from two of the films from the late 30s in which he played himself.
Director: Brigitte Berman.
1987 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, Features.
None of the era ever swung sweeter!
Watched the first 15 minutes with the intention of coming back to it and now the video won’t play.
Please refresh, Scott, I added a new streaming link.
A better production I couldn’t imagine ~ superb work by everyone involved . Congratulations Brigitte Berman .