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Nils Thor Granlund : Show Business Entrepreneur And America'S First Radio Star.

Author: Larry J. Hoefling.
Publisher: McFarland 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nils T. Granlund (1882-1957) created the first movie preview, filmed the first commercial, was the first to broadcast a live sports event, and, as a popular radio personality, introduced the Jazz Age to America via his broadcasts from Harlem's Cotton Club. He is also acknowledged as the creator of the modern nightclub, introducing the high-kicking chorus line to the stages of Las Vegas. But though he was among the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry J. Hoefling.
ISBN: 1282616153 9781282616158
OCLC Number: 748354800
Description: 1 online resource (243)
Contents: Cover --
Acknowledgments --
A Note on Illustrations --
Table of Contents --
Preface --
Prologue --
1. Sweden to America --
2. Touring with Hanky Panky --
3. The Early Loew Years --
4. Radio and the Jazz Age --
5. Speakeasies and Prohibition --
6. The Wenzel Sisters --
7. Movies and Mobsters --
8. Prosperity at the Paradise --
9. The Touring Season and the Sun --
10. Ending a New York Era --
11. Boom and Bust at the Gardens --
12. The Brink of a Return --
Chapter Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.

Abstract:

Nils T. Granlund (1882-1957) created the first movie preview, filmed the first commercial, was the first to broadcast a live sports event, and, as a popular radio personality, introduced the Jazz Age to America via his broadcasts from Harlem's Cotton Club. He is also acknowledged as the creator of the modern nightclub, introducing the high-kicking chorus line to the stages of Las Vegas. But though he was among the highest-grossing entertainers of the World War II era--famous enough to star as "himself" in several Hollywood films--he died virtually penniless, and today is all but forgotten. This work is a comprehensive biography of the man known as NTG, from his herding reindeer in Sweden to shepherding the most beautiful chorus girls on Broadway.

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