Billie Holiday and club owner Wesley Johnson, Sr. on the Fillmore
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San Francisco African American
Historical & Cultural Society
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Later. . .
Billie Holiday, coatless and weeping, having just wrapped up her dead poodle Mister in her floor-length mink coat and creamated them both. "What do a dog do to you make you feel so bad?" Jimbo wonders.
John Ross, When jazz was the thing, San Francisco Chronicle, May 23, 1993