Florence Foster Jenkins

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This Friday sees the release of a new movie starring Meryl Streep as soprano Florence Foster Jenkins. Long before American Idol and the Amateur Hour, Jenkins sang about as badly as anyone had ever sung in public - but people have been fascinated by her style and her story since her death in the 1940s. Sara Fishko asks: was she so bad she was good? Here is the next Fishko Files. (Produced in 2005)

Florence Foster Jenkins opens in theatres on Friday, August 12th
Directed by Stephen Frears
Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant


WNYC Production Credits

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann