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Queen of Vaudeville : the story of Eva Tanguay

Author: Andrew L Erdman
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Queen of Vaudeville is the first-ever biography of Eva Tanguay, the most famous star of the American vaudeville theater and perhaps the most popular live entertainer in the United States from about  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew L Erdman
ISBN: 9780801449703 0801449707
OCLC Number: 868325155
Description: x, 310 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Most Famous Performer in America1. Freak Baby and the Paper City2. The Sambo Girl in New York3. I Don't Care4. The Cyclonic Comedienne; or, Genius Properly Advertised5. Riding Salome to the Top6. Rivals, Imitators, and Censors7. Follies and Fortunes8. Men and Other Travails9. Mrs. John Ford10. The Wild Girl11. Knockdowns and Comebacks . . . and Knockdowns12. Death and Other EndingsEpilogue: George Jessel and Darryl Zanuck Don't CareEva Tanguay ChronologyNotesSources and Select BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Andrew L. Erdman.

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"This biography is a thorough and important sequel to Andrew L. Erdman's Blue Vaudeville. It is both a skillful rendering of the life of Eva Tanguay and an incisive look at many of the key players Read more...

 
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