WATCHBessie Smith Movie St. Louis Blues (1929)
Watch Bessie Smith in her only movie
appearance, the 1929 short film St.
Louis Blues. In one of the first
talkies ever made, Bessie catches her
two-timing boyfriend, Jimmy, fooling
around with a younger woman. To ease her
pain, she sings the blues.
WATCHBessie Smith Documentary - Mini Bio
This Bessie Smith documentary produced by
The Biography Channel (Bio.) offers a
short overview of Bessie's life and death.
It touches on her early days with Ma
Rainey to traveling the country during
segregation and eventually being
discovered by Columbia Records.