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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Leigh Jones

Stearns, Scott; Adams, Frederick; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Salon owner and hairstylist Leigh Jones was born on December 22, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated from Chicago's Westcott Vocational High School in 1960. In 1962, Jones enrolled in the American School of Beauty Culture as one of its first African American students and graduated with his license in 1964. He worked for a number of exclusive salons in Chicago, including Fred Glaser's Cheers and Shears, Carrie's Chateau and Maximo Salon, before opening his own in 1983. He was also the stylist for television's A.M. Chicago and its host, Oprah Winfrey, and a commercial hairstylist for Johnson Products. Early in his career, Jones became the hairstylist of choice for many well-known clients, including Lena Horne, Eunice Johnson, Dori Wilson, Heather Bilandic, Diahann Carroll, Natalie Cole, Marlo Thomas, Barbara Eden, Billy Dee Williams, Debra Norville, Phyllis Newman, and Essie Kupcinet. In 2005, he opened Leigh Jones Coiffures in Chicago.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Scott Stearns, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
203 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Leigh Jones
Leigh Jones
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.; Videographer, Frederick Adams.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2004 July 19.
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2004 September 15.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 22 min., 11 sec.)) : sound, color
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