Sunday, July 17, 2011

REMEMBRANCE: Eleanora Fagan (1915 - 1959)

Billie Holiday recorded live in Paris, November 1958. The camera angles and stark lighting give this performance an ominous feeling especially since the singer died eight months later on July 17, 1959. The final shot is especially chilling: the harsh spotlight casts a larger-than-life silhouette of Holiday against a white backdrop that looms over her like the shadow of death.   
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