Dancing James Berry
In 1953, Leo Hurwitz was firmly blacklisted. Unable to work for any broadcast entity under his own name, he was hired to do several films segments for Robert Saudek’s pioneering Omnibus television magazine show, uncredited. Using what was called, “a front,” through whom he was paid – at a large discount — Hurwitz directed this lively portrait of the great jazz dancer.
This film was preserved at the George Eastman Museum.
Mura Dehn, Leo Hurwitz, Herbert Matter
A film by Mura Dehn, Leo Hurwitz, Herbert Matter