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Mr. Bogle continues to be our most noted black-cinema historian. Spike Lee
Donald Bogle [is a] pioneering safe-keeper of the history of blacks in film. Vogue
From Donald Bogle, author of the bestselling Dorothy Dandridge and Toms, Coons, Mulattos, Mammies, and Bucks, a groundbreaking history of African American portrayals in Hollywood, comes the long-awaited, definitive biography of one of Americas brightest and most troubled theatrical stars: actress and singer Ethel Waters. In Heat Wave,Bogle explores Waters relationships with other performing greats, including Lena Horne, Count Basie, Vincent Minnelli, and many others, and paints a vivid, deeply human portrait of this legendary performera must-read for any fan of jazz, blues, and classic American cinema.