Daughter of Legendary Performer Lena Horne Interviewed on MODA Entertainment’s Icons Radio Hour

MODA Entertainment’s Icons Radio Hour hosted by Writer/Director John Mulholland is proud to present an interview with Gail Buckley on her legendary mother Lena Horne.
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May 11, 2010 - PRLog -- MODA Entertainment’s Icons Radio Hour (iconsradio.com) presents Gail Buckley on her legendary mother Lena Horne.


Kerry Washington … Naomie Harris … Sanaa Lathan … Angela Bassett … Hallie Berry ... Kimberly Elise …

To name but a few current actresses. Each talented. Attractive. Successful.
And black.

Not so many years ago, fewer perhaps than we’d care to think, this many women of color dominating movie screens would have been unheard of.

Not just unheard of. In fact, impossible.

Consider Lena Horne.

When this extraordinarily talented singer, actress was signed by MGM in the early 1940s, her future must have looked bright, indeed. Here she was, being directed by the likes of Vincente Minnelli. Appearing in films opposite Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Cyd Charisse.

But she was also black.

And therein lies a story Which Lena Horne’s daughter, Gail Buckley, discusses in depth on ICONS Radio Hour. Ms. Buckley explores her mother’s career, from her early days at The Cotton Club to all-black films in the late thirties and her years at MGM in the forties.

Did we forget to mention the House Un-American Activities Committee?

Gail Buckley doesn’t.

Nor does she forget Humphrey Bogart’s response when neighbors showed up at his door asking for his signature on a petition to stop Lena Horne from buying a home in their Hollywood neighborhood. Rick Blaine come to life.

Kerry Washington … Naomie Harris … Sanaa Lathan … Angela Bassett … Hallie Berry ... Kimberly Elise …

On the shoulders of giants, none more important than Lena Horne.

ICONS Radio Hour (iconsradio.com) is hosted by writer/director John Mulholand. John interviews those who know classic Hollywood best - actors, writers, directors, producers, and their colleagues, family and friends.

ICONS RADIO HOUR…Entertaining... Exciting... Unique.

Each week ICONS Radio Hour features exclusive interviews with special guests who know classic Hollywood ICONS and movies the best. Guests range from Hollywood ICONS themselves to co-workers to relatives to friends who share personal anecdotes, on and off screen stories and much more. ICONS RADIO HOUR is an insightful and entertaining program that allows listeners to explore the “Golden Age of Hollywood.”

For more information go to iconsradio.com or modaentertainment.com

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Since its inception in 1997, MODA Entertainment has maintained the unique and singular vision to keep the legacy of Classic Hollywood alive and flourishing. MODA subsidiaries consist of Production, Publishing, Licensing and Public Relations.
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