Was dreamgirls about the supremes
Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme by Mary WilsonMore than 40 years ago, three girls from the Detroit projects made the world Stop! and take notice of their fresh harmonies and classy style. Cultivated by the Motown star machine, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Florence Ballard popped onto the charts with hits like Baby Love and Where Did Our Love Go and made the Supremes not only a household name, but rock and roll legends. The story of their journey to fame is one that fairy tales are made of--complete with battles, tragedies, and triumphs. Its a story that only one of the founders of this talented trio is able or willing to share with the world. In Dreamgirls & Supreme Faith: My Life as a Supreme, Supremes co-founder Mary Wilson boldly brings to life all the intimate details of the groups struggle to top the charts. This is the first book to tell the complete story of Marys courageous life from childhood through the height of the Supremes, to the turn of the century. This beautiful paperback edition combines the best-selling Dreamgirls with the sequel, Supreme Faith: Someday Well Be Together, for the first time in one volume. The new afterword brings Marys intriguing story up to date with details on. . . · The tragic car accident that claimed her sons life · The death of her mother, Johnnie Mae, and her dear friend, Mary Wells · Becoming a grandmother · Making her peace with Berry Gordy and Diana Ross · Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame The Supremes wonderful music isnt the only thing to remain in the publics mind. Diana Ross push for dominance in the trio has become legendary. Mary Wilson speaks candidly about Ross tactics to latch onto Berry Gordy, and force her will on the groups activities. For example, while on the early tours, Diana would threaten to call Gordy from the road if the men on the bus didnt behave to her approval. She also openly pushed for Flos removal from the group.
The Real Dreamgirls
Jennifer Hudson, who came from nowhere and was known in America only as the big girl with the big voice who failed to win American Idol in , is now wowing audiences and critics with her debut performance in Dreamgirls. In Bill Condon's adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about the rise of a Motown girl group, year-old Hudson plays Effie White, a character based on the ousted leader of the Supremes, Florence Ballard. Her remarkable performance has already won her a Golden Globe, and her nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the Oscars is the most likely win among the eight nominations Dreamgirls has received. We meet just over an hour after the Oscar shortlist is announced. Hudson is tall and voluptuous, clad in clinging black, wearing vertiginous heels, with a mane of straightened and re-curled hair.
I saw the film "Dreamgirls" and thought it was fantastic. Although I have never seen the musical, I have some thoughts on it. There has been much mention of how "Dreamgirls" was created and that it had nothing to do with the real life occurrences within the Supremes. But, being the cynic that I am, I believe that possibly information about the problems within the Supremes became apparent and the creative team of the musical put that in their work. To me, there are any number of similarities between the musical and the real Supremes for it the musical to have been merely coincidental. It's just a theory. Adjoining rooms, of course.
Dreamgirls is a American romantic musical drama film written and directed by Bill Condon . Jennifer Hudson as Effie White; inspired by Supremes member Florence Ballard, the plus-sized Effie is a talented yet temperamental singer who .
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My siblings still cannot believe that I interviewed Mary Wilson this week. Martin, who left the group in , had replaced the original fourth member Betty McGlown. - Similarities to Aretha Franklin , however, are also hardly coincidental.
It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in The group is composed conducted of full-figured lead singer Effie White and best friends, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson. Unfortunately, they lose the talent show, but backstage, the girls and C. Curtis convinces Jimmy and Marty that they should venture beyond traditional rhythm and blues and soul audiences and aim for the pop market. Angered by "Cadillac Car's" usurpation, Curtis, C. As a result, the record becomes a major pop hit.