A young black woman raised in the slums of Chicago becomes a successful model and fashion designer.
Billie Holliday (Diana Ross) remembers her traumatic younger days in Baltimore, working in a brothel and serving her aunt, in an early flashback scene from Lady Sings The Blues, 1972.
Newsy opening credit sequence for Berry Gordy's production of the Billie Holliday biography Lady Sings The Blues, 1972, starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor.
Taken to a plush New York club on their first night out, young Billie Holliday (Diana Ross) jousts with man-about-town Louis McKay (Billy Dee Williams) in Lady Sings The Blues, 1972, directed by Sidney J. Furie.
Supported in her performance by Piano Man (Richard Pryor) but not the bawdy crowd, young Billie Holliday (Diana Ross) is rescued by Louis McKay (Billy Dee Williams) in Lady Sings The Blues, 1972.
Journalist Gwen Ifill sits down with Berry Gordy for a one-on-one interview, covering the musician's work as an entrepreneur, songwriter, record producer, movie director and producer. The show also features live performances and more.
Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real -- US Home Video Trailer from Sony
The Last Dragon -- Motown's Barry Gordy brings you Bruce Leroy, an inner city kid who eats popcorn with chopsticks, is very close to being the kung fu master, and just wants to kick it with Vanity.
The Last Dragon -- Martial arts student, Leroy Green (Taimak), is on a quest to obtain the elusive all-powerful force known as 'The Glow.' Along the way, he must battle the evil, self-proclaimed Shogun of Harlem - a kung-fu warrior also known as Sho'nuff (Julius J. Carry III) - and rescue a beautiful singer (Prince protegee, Vanity) from an obsessed record promoter.
Barnstorming Negro League dropouts travel around the country challenging local white baseball teams in 1939. An All-Star cast comprises the All-Stars.
An aspiring martial arts master's romance with a video disc jockey is threatened by a neighborhood hooligan. Also called "Berry Gordy's Last Dragon".
An enjoyable pastiche of martial arts, romance, music, and video, "The Last Dragon" presents a likable young hero, Leroy (Taimak), who aspires to become a kung fu master. Though black and living in Harlem with his family, Leroy lives like a Chinese. Trouble arises in the form of a huge black man who calls himself "Sho' Nuff," who is determined to prove himself the kung fu master of the neighborhood.
Martial arts student, Leroy Green (Taimak), is on a quest to obtain the elusive all-powerful force known as "The Glow." Along the way, he must battle the evil, self-proclaimed Shogun of Harlem - a kung-fu warrior also known as Sho'nuff (Julius J. Carry III) - and rescue a beautiful singer (Prince protegee, Vanity) from an obsessed record promoter.
An African American martial arts whiz, so devoted to his hobby that he dresses and behaves in what he thinks is the Chinese fashion, falls in love with a veejay. But gangsters intrude on both their lives.
In the world of 1930s Negro League baseball, a spirited team of renegade players travels around the Midwest looking for that one big score. Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones star as three barnstorming ballplayers who take on prejudice and their own League's unfair rules while stealing cars, food and home base - anything to prove that they're the best team around. It's a showdown of brains over booby traps and sportsmanship over racial segregation as Bingo Long's All-Stars swing their way to a winning season.
Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones star in this winning story about a team of renegade players looking to score big during the heyday of baseball's Negro League.
Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
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