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American rose : [a nation laid bare : the life and times of Gypsy Rose Lee]

Author: Karen Abbott; Bernadette Dunne
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, ℗2010.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : Unabridged, [library ed.]View all editions and formats
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"America in the Roaring Twenties. Vaudeville was king. Speakeasies beckoned; money flowed fast and free. But then the Great Depression leveled everything. When the dust settled, Americans were primed for a star who could distract them from grim reality and excite them in new, unexpected ways. Enter gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite stripper who possessed a preternatural gift for delivering exactly what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Gypsy Rose Lee; Gypsy Rose Lee
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Abbott; Bernadette Dunne
ISBN: 9780307877116 0307877116
OCLC Number: 669423526
Notes: Compact discs.
Subtitle from container.
Performer(s): Read by Bernadette Dunne.
Description: 11 audio discs (11 hr., 51 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Karen Abbott.

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"America in the Roaring Twenties. Vaudeville was king. Speakeasies beckoned; money flowed fast and free. But then the Great Depression leveled everything. When the dust settled, Americans were primed for a star who could distract them from grim reality and excite them in new, unexpected ways. Enter gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite stripper who possessed a preternatural gift for delivering exactly what America needed."--Container.

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