Many thanks to the artists who worked on the scenes featured above!
- Directing and editing by Fable Siegel
- Animation/cleanup by Nico Smania, Nick, Marie-Ève Lacelle (Zebirdbrain), Adolfo Rodríguez, Annabel P.
- Compositing by Ashley Nichols
- Voices by Lisa Riemold, Belsheber Rusape, and Michael Kovach
- Sound design by M Gewehr
- Backgrounds and layout by Newt and Frog
- And blog written by Clint Pereira
In the 1950s, Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Hollywood’s most popular nightclub, Mocambo, because of her race. Marilyn Monroe, who was a big fan, called the owner and told him that if she booked Ella, Marilyn would be there every night — which guaranteed huge press coverage. He booked Ella, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night.
Ella said, “after that, I never had to play at a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman — a little ahead of her time. And she didn’t know it.”
French actress and photographer's model Lucette Desmoulins. Desmoulins is best known for posing for the Biederer Brothers in France and for having roles in the films Un soir de réveillon (1933), 77 rue Chalgrin (1931) and Le bossu (1934).