President of Beauty: The Life and Times of Lester

A Documentary by Henry Ferrini



During the Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the most important man in the land. Billie Holiday agreed which is why she called Lester Young – the President – the most important saxophonist in America. President of Beauty: the Life and Times of Lester Young tells the story of a musical alchemist; a fiercely independent but shy tenor man who created a sound that opened the doors of clubs and dance halls throughout a divided country. Here in the night, black and white caroused, danced and listened to a new sound which became the bellweather of social change in America. Thank you in advance for your donation! Our tax ID# is 04-2738458. To donate by check: please make your donation payable to "The Center for Independent Documentary" and put "Lester Young" in the memo line. Please mail your check to: The Center for Independent Documentary 1300 Soldiers Field Road, Suite #4 Boston MA 02135

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