The M-G-M Years: Hollywood’s First Black Star
BearManor Media, 2023
In 1942 Lena Horne became the first black star to sign a long-term contract with M-G-M, one of Hollywood’s top studios. M-G-M transformed her into a movie goddess.
Film historian Keith Howes describes Stephen Bourne’s Lena Horne: The MGM Years as a tribute that “Reads like a dream. I love the way Stephen effortlessly encases Lena in the MGM glamour factory. Deep dives into her contemporaries adds to the book’s richness. It’s a great tribute to a great lady. Vibrant, all-encompassing and deliciously detailed.”