Bonnie Greer - Marilyn and Ella Backstage at the Mocambo
1950s Hollywood: Marilyn Monroe helps singer Ella Fitzgerald challenge racial prejudice. Stars Julia Ford and Alibe Parsons.
1950s Hollywood: Marilyn Monroe sets out to help singer Ella Fitzgerald challenge racial prejudice.
Bonnie Greer's drama inspired by the remarkable true story of how film star Marilyn helped launch Ella's American west coast career at Hollywood's world-famous Mocambo Night Club.
Stars Julia Ford as Marilyn Monroe, Alibe Parsons as Ella Fitzgerald, Kerry Shale as Morrison/Lee Strasberg, Stuart Milligan as Norman Granz and Bonnie Greer as Flossie.
Singer: Ruby King
Pianist: Steve Brown
Producers: Pauline Harris and Vivien Rosenthal
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005