Posted by: lesterlives | August 15, 2017

President of Beauty Appeal

the official site for President of Beauty –  the Life and Times of Lester Young.

Welcome to my crowd funding campaign. Haven’t seen my video appeal?  Please click above. If you want to learn more about the film’s history please  poke around.  If you like what you see and feel   this project is worth your support – please hit the Donate Button just below. This button will take you to a secure donation pay site set.  The site is administered by my non-profit the Center for Independent Documentary. CID has been my non-profit sponsor for all of my films. It has been instrumental in getting many independent documentary on public television.

Make a Secure Donation Now

Please explore the site.  View previous filmed vignettes created over the years.  Listen to the complete Lester Young / Francois Postif interview which launched the film.  Check out all the interviews under the media tab with  Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Branford Marsalis, Lee Konitz, BB King, Joe Lovano, Gunther Schuller, Monica Getz, Amiri Baraka, Archie Shepp and others.

All donations to the film  are tax-deductible.

Check out our PERKS.

  • Highest Bid over $8,000 Selmer Tenor Mark VI signed by Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Joe Lovano and Branford Marsalis –
  • Highest Bid over $2500 1942 Conn 10M Naked Lady Tenor
  • $1500 Lester Young 14 inch tall paper-mache statue by artist Susan Erony used in the film.
  • $500 dollars an original artist’s box.  When Lester was a small boy, Birth Records show Lee Young was born at on 2235 Harmony Street in 1914. This limited edition box contains an actual piece of wood from the about to be razed house where Lester lived.
  • $250 Henry Ferrini’s DVD’s on: Jack Kerouac, Charles Olson and Vincent Ferrini.
  • $100 Digital Download of finished film & Poster
  • $50 Digital Download of finished film.
  • $25 Poster with directors autograph.
  • $10 Film Postcard thank you signed by Director


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