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Author: Jeff SwimmerAlison GussHistory Channel (Television network)Linda EmondErik Lee PremingerAll authors
Publisher: New York, ©1998.
Series: Biography
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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The life and career of stripper, actress, author and TV talk show hostess Gypsy Rose Lee (1914-1970) is examined through a combination of archival footage and interviews with family members, theater scholars, employees and fellow show business professionals who knew and worked with her. Gypsy Rose Lee's relationships with colleagues Michael Todd and Otto Preminger, and with her mother Rose Thompson, are discussed.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual works
Television
Interviews
Named Person: Gypsy Rose Lee; June Havoc; Rose Thompson; Mike Todd; Otto Preminger; Erik Lee Preminger; April Hyde; Miles Kreuger; Rachel Shteir; Billy Barty; Hillard Elkins; Hugh M Hefner; Michael Todd, Jr.; Erica Dorf; Arthur Laurents; Phyllis Diller; Red Buttons; Steve Allen; Jule Styne
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Swimmer; Alison Guss; History Channel (Television network); Linda Emond; Erik Lee Preminger; April Hyde; Miles Kreuger; Rachel Shteir; Billy Barty; Hillard Elkins; Hugh M Hefner; Michael Todd, Jr; Erica Dorf; Arthur Laurents; Phyllis Diller; Red Buttons; Steve Allen; Gypsy Rose Lee; Arts & Entertainment Network.
OCLC Number: 79380415
Notes: Originally aired in 1998 as an episode of the A & E Biography series on the History Channel.
Credits at end of tape.
Performer(s): Narrator: Linda Emond.
Interviews: Erik Preminger, April Hyde, Miles Kreuger, Rachel Shteir, Billy Barty, Hillard Elkins, Hugh Hefner, Michael Todd Jr., Erica Dorf, Arthur Laurents, Phyllis Diller, Red Buttons, Steve Allen.
Featuring Gypsy Rose Lee (archival footage).
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (45 min.) : sd., col. SP ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: Biography
Responsibility: produced and written by Jeff Swimmer ; senior producer, Alison Guss ; A & E Biography produced by History Television Network Productions, H-TV.

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The life and career of stripper, actress, author and TV talk show hostess Gypsy Rose Lee (1914-1970) is examined through a combination of archival footage and interviews with family members, theater scholars, employees and fellow show business professionals who knew and worked with her. Gypsy Rose Lee's relationships with colleagues Michael Todd and Otto Preminger, and with her mother Rose Thompson, are discussed. Also explored is the 1959 Broadway musical Gypsy, based on Ms. Lee's autobiography, and the impact the show had on the relationship between Gypsy Rose Lee and her sister, actress June Havoc.

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