Docu­men­tary on the rise and fall of the Lescano’s, three Dutch singing sisters who just before the war were immensely popular in Italy.
Nobody knows them in their moth­er­land, but in the thir­ties and during WW II, the Dutch/​Jewish Lescano’s were immensely popular in Italy. Begun out of neces­sity as dancers with a trav­el­ling circus, they were scouted by the influ­en­tial radio tycoon Carlo Prato. He turned Sandra, Judith and Catha­rina into the new Andrew Sisters, who sold no fewer than 350 thou­sand copies of their hit song Tulipan. Their fame was so huge that Mussolini called them the stars of the century’ and even danced with one of the Dutch Jews. People from that time, including a member of the then also popular group Primavera, talk about the singing sisters in Italy. Together with footage from the day, the account from one of the sisters, film and photo mate­rial, the story is told of the rise and fall of the Lescano’s, of whom nothing remains but two LPs, some pictures and a bouquet of tulips.

Title: Tulip Time - De opkomst en teloorgang van het Trio Lescano
Year: 2007
Duration : 55 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2007

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