Shelby and the Lost Boy of Misbegot Island

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DRAMA

1940s & '50s

John Edward Byrd

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Café Society Blues is the story of the first truly integrated nightclub and the partnership of proprietor Barney Josephson and Columbia Records producer, John Hammond who launched the likes of Billie Holiday where she introduced the controversial song “Strange Fruit”, Lena Horne, Jack Gilford, Zero Mostel, Comden & Green, and others before being shuttered by the looming intimidation of J. Edgar Hoover and HUAC.

Genre

Drama,

Short Summary


Though the Cafe Society clubs are eventually shuttered by the innuendos, blacklists, and intimidation of FBI surveillance and HUAC, impressario Barney Josephson and Columbia music producer John Hammond look to the future of introducing new talent.

Setting

New York, Wash. D.C.

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Barney Josephson

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring

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Additional Character Details

Name: Billie Holiday

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: John Hammond

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Sophisticated, Unapologetic

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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