American Masters

Letter Home Reveals Janis’ Greatest Ambition

Clip: Season 30 Episode 6 | 54s

In this film excerpt from Janis: Little Girl Blue, Chan Marshall narrates Janis Joplin’s letter home to family shortly after her 27th (and last) birthday. The letter reveals a glimpse into her off-stage struggles, mostly rooted in her reckless lifestyle and strong desire to be loved.

Aired: 04/05/16

Rating: NR

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