Lena Horne / interviewed by Gene De Alessi.

Duplication cost + Shipping: $17.95
Program Title:
Lena Horne / interviewed by Gene De Alessi.
PRA Archive #: 

"Lena: a sound portrait of a multifaceted lady." Lena Horne (b. June 30, 1917; d. May 9, 2010) is interviewed at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel by KPFA's Gene De Alessi in conjunction with the release of her autobiography. She was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, and went on to achieve international fame as a singer. In this recording she discusses her life and career, civil rights, Billie Holiday, Joe Lewis, Humphrey Bogart, and other people in her life.

Original tape box image: 
Date Recorded on: 
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFA, 12 Apr. 1966.
Item duration: 
1 reel (45 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
These terms will not bring up a complete list of all items in our catalog associated with this subject. Click here to search our entire catalog.
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1966.
Rights Summary: 
RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230, Mark@PacificaRadioArchives.org
PRA metadata viewPRA metadata view

This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email:  americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.

Request form