Shelby and the Lost Boy of Misbegot Island

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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.



Short Summary


New York, Wash. D.C.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


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

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

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