Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Learning to Fly, Show Business (Tape 1)




Learning to Fly, Show Business (Tape 1)


Women in show business


This recording is a compilation of quotes, songs, poems, and performances by, about, and for women in show business. Featured in part one are quotes about working in music from Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin; music by Melanie Safka; a poem to Aretha Franklin by Nikki Giovanni; a letter to Janis Joplin; a performance of Mercedez Benz by Janis Joplin. There are unnamed performances throughout the recording.


Radio Free Women

Date Created

August 16, 1972


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Episode Title

Show Business I

Series Title

Learning to Fly

Physical Format

1/4 inch audio tape

Digital Format

.wav file




Radio Free Women , “Learning to Fly, Show Business (Tape 1),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed July 23, 2024, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/969.