A documentary detailing the history of Gershwin's opera and DuBose Heyward's original novel "Porgy", and the impact it has had on its casts and audiences as well as U.S. black culture in ... See full summary »

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A documentary detailing the history of Gershwin's opera and DuBose Heyward's original novel "Porgy", and the impact it has had on its casts and audiences as well as U.S. black culture in general, with rare archival footage of the 1952 world tour, and clips from the 1993 television production. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno <a.moreno@mindspring.com>

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Features American Playhouse: Porgy and Bess (1993) See more »

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