LADY DAY: BODY & SOUL – OFFICIAL BILLIE HOLIDAY BOOK – PRE-ORDER NOW
Celebrating Billie Holiday as style icon and influence on countless generations of artists, singers, stylists, writers and fans, from the 1930s to present day. This large format, full-colour, lavishly illustrated tribute to Lady Day is created in cooperation with the estate of Billie Holiday, has a foreword from Whoopi Goldberg and is edited by Vintage Black Glamour author Nichelle Gainer. It features contributions from a range of people who either knew or have been influenced by the great singer, songwriter and civil rights activist.
This is not a biography but a tribute-laden reimagining of the woman who boldly sang songs of love, betrayal, emancipation and anti-racism from stages in Jim Crow America. Current performers, influencers and artists pay tribute to Billie Holiday in st0ries, letters and comments that accompany their favourite photograph of Billie.
The text includes new and original contributions from, among others, Corinne Bailey Rae, Nile Rodgers, Rebecca Ferguson, Yvette Noel-Schure, Beverly Bond, Bozoma Saint John, Laretta Houston, Abdul ‘Duke’ Fakir, Madeleine Peyroux, Mary Coughlan, Beth Gibbons, contributing editor Chrishaunda Lee-Perez and Billie’s goddaughter Lorraine Feather.
The text is illustrated with classic, iconic and rarely-seen photographs of Billie from throughout her life, including those by William P. Gottlieb, Carl Van Vechten, Jean- Pierre Leloir, Charles Peterson, Bob Willoughby and Moneeta Sleet Jr. and others.
Available in 2 editions, the slipcased Special includes an art print photograph of Billie and Mister her dog, taken in 1947 by William Gottlieb. Pre-order now to get a name printed in the book, a special discount on the price and access to all the news and updates.