Our feature today finds Lena Horne making her film debut. Released in 1938 The Duke is Tops is about Duke a stage show promoter in love with the a successful performer. When he realizes that promoters want her to go to big leagues and she refuses to leave, he devises a deception so that she can better her career.

I invite you to take a peek into history… yes the dialogue may come off a little stilted and some things may not make sense out of historical context, but I believe it’s always enlightening to the view the then as if it were as popular as some of the media we watch now.