Girls in the Band DVD
Girls in the BandDVD
In the 1930s and '40s, when jazz was emerging as the dominant American pop sound, female musicians were largely pigeonholed as vocalists and pianists, or otherwise pushed toward forming all-woman novelty acts. Their push for career and acceptance during the heyday of the big bands is affectingly chronicled in this remarkable documentary; Marian McPartland, Billie Rogers, Roz Cron, Clora Bryant, many more are spotlighted. 81 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.