Shelby and the Lost Boy of Misbegot Island

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DRAMA

1940s & '50s

John Edward Byrd

Logline

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

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

New York, Wash. D.C.

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: No

Starting Description

The author has not yet written this

Ending Description

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.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Main Character Details

Name: Barney Josephson

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

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

Logline

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.

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.

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About The Author

Core Theme

Rebellion Against 'The One',

Characters

Main Character

Name: Barney Josephson

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring

Character 2

Name: Billie Holiday

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Badass

Character 3

Name: John Hammond

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Sophisticated, Unapologetic

Supplemental Materials

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