In a clip from an upcoming documentary,
actress Marsha Hunt introduces Bill A. Jones (Glee) to sing a
song she started writing 40 years ago.
Accompanied by a piano, Jones sings
Here's to All Who Love.
“Here's to all the lovers; Here's to
all who love; Never mind their genders; Their love will rise above,”
The scene is from the upcoming
documentary about Hunt's life, Marsha
Hunt's Sweet Adversity.
In introducing Jones, Hunt explains how
the song came about.
“About 40 years ago, I wrote a song,”
Hunt tells about a dozen people seated in a living room. “I was on
the freeway driving home late from a talk, about the U.N. probably.
And trying to stay awake at the wheel. And I sang just out loud to
stay awake. And after a while, I said to myself, 'Wait a minute.
That's not bad. Do that one again.' And I tried the same measure
and again and by the time I got home I had completed a song. No
words, no title, just a complete song. … Very recently I got to
still humming it wondering what it might be trying to say. And out
came the lyrics that you're about to hear.”
“I didn't make up my mind to write a
song about tolerance or acceptance or a message to humanity.
Apparently, that's what the song was trying to say.” (The video is
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Hunt appeared in 54 films in the 1930s
and 40s. Her and her husband's associations with liberal causes led
to her name appearing in the pamphlet Red Channels. After
being blacklisted she appeared in only 3 films over the next eight