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Porgy and Bess

  • Type: Film
  • Length: 138 minutes
  • As Noted In: AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007, American Film Institute
  • As Noted In: US National Film Registry, Library of Congress

Summertime On Catfish Row

Porgy and Bess is a 1959 feature film musical by director Otto Preminger with music by George Gershwin. The film tells the story of Porgy, a crippled street-beggar and his relationship with Bess in the Gullah community of Charleston, South Carolina. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1959/00/00 Porgy and Bess - premieres

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Particulars for Porgy and Bess:
Cultural Affiliation African American
Weather Cyclones, Hurricanes and Typhoons
Art Type Film
Narrative Arts Live Action
Narrative Arts Musical
Attribute Stormy Weather

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