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Gorgeous George : the outrageous bad-boy wrestler who created American pop culture

Author: John Capouya
Publisher: New York : Harper Entertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is the first-ever biography of the legendary wrestler Gorgeous George, filled with incredible never-before-told stories. George directly influenced the likes of Muhammad Ali, who took his bragging and boasting from George; James Brown, who began to wear sequined capes onstage after seeing George on TV; John Waters, whose films featured the outrageous drag queen Divine as an homage to George; and too many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gorgeous George; Gorgeous George
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Capouya
ISBN: 9780061173035 0061173037
OCLC Number: 185095512
Description: xvi, 282 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Capouya.
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This is the first-ever biography of the legendary wrestler Gorgeous George, filled with incredible never-before-told stories. George directly influenced the likes of Muhammad Ali, who took his bragging and boasting from George; James Brown, who began to wear sequined capes onstage after seeing George on TV; John Waters, whose films featured the outrageous drag queen Divine as an homage to George; and too many wrestlers to count. Amid these pop culture discoveries are firsthand accounts of the pro wrestling game from the 1930s to the 1960s.--From publisher description.

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