A young black woman rises to fame and fortune as a fashion model, only to later discover that life is meaningless without the man she loves. Academy Award Nominations: Best Song ("Theme from Mahogany - Do You Know Where You're Going To?")
Diana Ross - American Singer, the Supremes
Berry Gordy - Music Exec./Songwriter
Berry Gordy Jr. - Music Exec./Songwriter
Billy Dee Williams - American actor, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Jean-Pierre Aumont - French Actor
Jean-Pierre Salomons - French Actor
Anthony Perkins - American actor, PSYCHO
Tony Perkins - American actor, PSYCHO
When a successful fashion photographer discovers a fresh new face, he quickly turns her into the hottest commodity in the industry. Overwhelmed by her rapid rise to the top, the young woman finds that money and fame aren't always the keys to personal happiness. But her love affair with a dashing political aspirant points to a way out of the superficial merry-go-round.
Tony Richardson directed the project until being relieved of his duties by Berry Gordy, who finished the film himself and signed his name to it.