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Lillian Lorraine : the life and times of a Ziegfeld diva

Author: Nils Hanson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This biography recounts the early life of this superstar as well as her coronation on Broadway, her work in silent film, and her sexual liaisons. It also covers her eventual disappearance from public life, her alcoholism and her death, which went largely unnoticed. The book includes first-hand personal anecdotes and observations from recently discovered tapes"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Lillian Lorraine; Lillian Lorraine
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Hanson
ISBN: 9780786464074 0786464070
OCLC Number: 689522315
Description: x, 210 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: The trunk --
The early years --
Coast to coast --
Broadway bound --
The promoter --
Ill-fated triangle --
The breakthrough: up, up and away-with Sophie --
Affair of the necklace --
Enter Bert Williams, Fanny Brice and the blonde venus --
The Ziegfeld Follies of 1910-Atlantic City and beyond --
Enter Nanny Johnson, my mother --
PR woes and the Denver caper --
Anna-Liane-Flo: the Ansonia --
Canadian getaway --
A split and trouble in paradise --
Ziegfeld vs. Gresheimer --
Catch-up time on the Rumon Mill --
Live reflections --
Enter Billie Burke and the ghost of the New Amsterdam --
Lillian, on her own --
Ziegfeldian potpourri --
Hollywood beckons --
The Broadway fast track and Ziegfeld's frolic --
The follies of 1918 --
Ziegfeld's roof garden and Lillian's blue devil --
Detour and scandal on the fast track --
Marilyn Miller and Frank Carter-Broadway's golden couple --
Lillian faces financial ruin and a fleeting comeback --
Dimming footlights and the Bessie Poole affair --
End of an era and beyond --
Frazzled silver lining --
Lillian hits the skids-Ziegfeld redux --
Excommunication --
Final curtain-oblivion --
Coda to Lillian and her times --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Nils Hanson ; foreword by Richard Ziegfeld.

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"This biography recounts the early life of this superstar as well as her coronation on Broadway, her work in silent film, and her sexual liaisons. It also covers her eventual disappearance from public life, her alcoholism and her death, which went largely unnoticed. The book includes first-hand personal anecdotes and observations from recently discovered tapes"--Provided by publisher.

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