Mahogany is a 1975 American romantic drama film directed by Berry Gordy and produced by Motown Productions. The Motown founder Gordy took over the film direction after British filmmaker Tony Richardson was dismissed from the film.[Mahogany stars Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers, a struggling fashion design student who rises to become a popular fashion designer in Rome. It was released on October 8, 1975. The soundtrack included the single “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” composer by Michael Masser, which peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1976.
Mahogany wasn’t nearly as successful as Lady Sings the Blues, not only because it didn’t focus on her musical gifts, but because the script was weak. Still, the movie produced one of her biggest and best hits with “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To),” a Goffin-Masser tune that was nominated for an Oscar.
Video: Diana Ross – “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” 1976