Jeni LeGon: Living in a Great Big Way
Jeni LeGon was the first black woman to sign a long-term contract with a major Hollywood studio. In ‘Jeni LeGon: Living in a Great Big Way’ Jeni recounts her Chicago childhood, her early love for dancing, her solo performances for the Count Basie Chorus Line, which in turn landed her a role with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in the film ‘Hurray for Love’. LeGon also reminisces about her show business career and how, she was confronted by the ’color barrier’ of a segregated Hollywood. This wonderful film includes rousing dance sequences which are blended with archival footage greats such as Fats Waller, Paul Robeson and Cab Calloway. This is an inspiring portrait of Jeni LeGon and an informative history of tap dance.