Always Wear Joy

My Mother Bold and Beautiful
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.38 hours)
Product Number: Z11274
Released: Jul 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501900136
Narrator/s: Susan Spain
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Award-winning television producer and writer Susan Fales-Hill pens an endearing tribute to her mother, the legendary Josephine Premice. As an actress, singer and dancer Josephine was a Broadway sensation. Her faith, pride, and imagination guided her as she defied societal limitations, became a star and married a wealthy white man in 1958. This stirring memoir reveals how she captivated Hollywood, New York, Paris and international society.


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Always Wear Joy
Product Number: BX00039061
Product Number:Z11274
Product Number:CF129

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Author(s): Susan Fales-Hill
Narrator(s): Susan Spain
Product Number CF129
Released: Jul 18, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419327476
Author(s): Susan Fales-Hill
Product Number EB00299529
Released: Apr 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061877674

Professional reviews

"In this tribute to her mother, the author also opens a window onto a theater era with divas unlike any on the stage today. Josephine Premice lived large, and with her contemporaries (Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, Josephine Baker, and others) set standards and cleared the way for women actresses, particularly African-Americans, who refused to be pigeonholed. Susan Spain's narration is strong and clear; her haughty tone is worthy of the divas themselves. The production is sprinkled with spontaneous bursts into song that feed its high energy. Spain's intensity reflects the passion of the relationship between mother and daughter and the joy that Premice maintained throughout her life. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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