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Boswell Sisters Documentary Launches Fundraising Campaign

Mike Lawson • News • August 1, 2013

After many years of dreaming and research and pre-production and anticipation, the creators of this hour-long, public television documentary about jazz vocalists Connie, Martha, and Helvetia “Vet” Boswell, are hoping to secure funds needed to finalize the project through Kickstarter.After many years of dreaming and research and pre-production and anticipation, the creators of this hour-long, public television documentary about jazz vocalists Connie, Martha, and Helvetia “Vet” Boswell, are hoping to secure funds needed to finalize the project through Kickstarter.

Ever since the trio retired from show business in 1936, there have been all too infrequent resurgences of interest in their work. Their devoted admirers have continued to sing the praises of this truly revolutionary music over the years, but now the Sisters are about to experience a real Renaissance with the opening of a major exhibit at The Historic New Orleans Collection, the completion of a book about their lives and career, and the premiere of this film.

Funds will go toward expenses such as purchasing the rights to use the Boswell Sisters’ films, photographs, and recordings, along with paying for a number of trips to locations such as New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Portland, Oregon to complete interviews, along with hiring a production company.

Kickstarter page for The Boswell Sisters: Close Harmony [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1604883020/the-boswell-sisters-close-harmony]

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