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  • Michael K. Williams and Queen Latifah in a scene from HBO's Emmy-award winning film "Bessie."

    Michael K. Williams and Queen Latifah in a scene from HBO's Emmy-award winning film "Bessie." Credit: HBO

  • Le Maison Rouge stage area

    Le Maison Rouge stage area

  • Interior of Atlanta's Le Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce

    Interior of Atlanta's Le Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce

  • Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith in HBO's "Bessie"

    Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith in HBO's "Bessie" Credit: HBO

The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s. Queen Latifah starred in the HBO movie, and was also an executive producer. The film won four Primetime Emmy awards in 2015. Dee Rees directed.