Listen to Cyndi Lauper & other celebrities recite the Statue of Liberty poem for upcoming HBO doc
October 11, 2019 3:00 AM
A host of other musicians, artists and celebrities, including Cyndi Lauper, are reciting the Emma Lazarus poem "The New Colossus" -- written in 1883 and famously engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty -- for the upcoming HBO documentary Liberty: Mother of Exiles.
Lauper reads the line, "her mild eyes command/the air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame." Other participants include Courtney Love, R&B star Lizzo, Andy Cohen, Jessica Chastain, RuPaul, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina Spektor, Charo, Monica Lewinsky and Wayne Brady.
You can listen to the star-studded reading in a promo video for the documentary that's now streaming on YouTube. The clip also features archival film footage and photos of the Statue of Liberty, including a famous pic of John Lennon flashing a peace sign while standing in front of the landmark.
Liberty: Mother of Exiles, which explores the history and impact of the Statue of Liberty, premieres October 17 on HBO.
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