An excellent article in the September 1998 issue of Vanity Fair about the song Strange Fruit, written by David Margolick. The book Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday, Cafe Society and an Early Cry for Civil Rights based on this article is good reading too!

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) kept records on Billie, download the censored records as Acrobat PDF file.

A letter from Tallulah Bankhead to J. Edgar Hoover of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) dated Feb. 9, 1949.

An article in "The New York Review", dated March 4, 1976 by Elizabeth Hardwick about Billie.

StampOn September 18, 1994 the USPS issued a set of eight stamps depicting some of America's greatest Jazz and Blues Singers. The singers honored are: Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Jimmy Rushing, 'Ma' Rainey, Mildred Bailey and Howlin' Wolf.
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Phone Card from France France dedicated in september 1991 two phonecards to her, one of 50 units (385.000 pcs.), the other of 120 units (135.000 pcs.). They are identical, except the value.
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Phone Card from New Zealand New Sealand also dedicated a phonecard to Billie, details unknown. Pls. Kiwi's, email info if you can.
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[Grave] St.Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx, here she rests with her mom.
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[Map] In The Hague - The Netherlands there happens to be a street named after her. Now she's on the map.
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[Streetsign] This is the actual street sign ;-)
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The song Fine And Mellow as 2:29 min. AVI video clip (almost 13 mb!!).

If you can read dutch, go to the new dutch section!