BENNY GOODMAN: ADVENTURES IN THE KINGDOM OF SWING
A film profile of the extraordinary musician and bandleader who helped America through a depression and a war with the optimism and virtuosity of his music. Adventures In The Kingdom Of Swing tells Goodman’s story through rare home movies of band members, never before released rehearsal footage and audio tracks, and a commentary by Goodman himself. Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Charlie Parker, and Louis Armstrong are featured in performances and anecdotes in this entertaining biography of an American icon.
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Premiered on PBS' American Masters
“A definitive documentary… a priceless addition to the American Masters series.” – Los Angeles Times
“Only the hopelessly dense could fail to appreciate the timeless coolness of… Benny Goodman in this nifty biographical film.” – USA Today
A highlight of the week.” – The New York Times