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The prettiest girl on stage is a man : race and gender benders in American vaudeville

Author: Kathleen B Casey
Publisher: Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From the 1890s through the 1920s, vaudeville reigned as one of the most popular entertainment forms in urban America. Through drama, humor, and satire, it invited its socially, economically, and ethnically diverse audiences to turn a self-conscious eye upon themselves and their culture, which was being rapidly transformed by such forces as immigration, racial discord, and new conceptions of gender roles. It was no  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen B Casey
ISBN: 9781621901655 1621901653
OCLC Number: 894670533
Description: xxviii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: "the people's art" in the modern world --
Sex, savagery, and the woman who made vaudeville famous --
"Making a woman of himself" : Julian Eltinge and the hyperwhite lady --
"She is what she aint" : Lillyn Brown and the meaning of black male impersonation --
"The Jewish girl with a colored voice" : Sophie Tucker and the sound and shape of transgression --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Kathleen B. Casey.
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