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Vernon and Irene Castle's ragtime revolution

Author: Eve Golden
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
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Vernon and Irene Castle popularized ragtime dancing in the years just before World War I and made dancing a respectable pastime in America. The whisper-thin, elegant Castles were trendsetters in many ways: they traveled with a black orchestra, had an openly lesbian manager, and were animal-rights advocates decades before it became a public issue. Irene was also a fashion innovator, bobbing her hair ten years before  Read more...
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Golden, Eve.
Vernon and Irene Castle's ragtime revolution.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2007
(DLC) 2007026425
(OCoLC)152559796
Named Person: Vernon Castle; Irene Castle
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eve Golden
ISBN: 9780813172699 0813172691
OCLC Number: 182523081
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 315 p., [32] p. of plates) : ill., ports.
Responsibility: Eve Golden.

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Vernon and Irene Castle popularized ragtime dancing in the years just before World War I and made dancing a respectable pastime in America. The whisper-thin, elegant Castles were trendsetters in many ways: they traveled with a black orchestra, had an openly lesbian manager, and were animal-rights advocates decades before it became a public issue. Irene was also a fashion innovator, bobbing her hair ten years before the flapper look of the 1920s became popular. From their marriage in 1911 until 1916, the Castles were the most famous and influential dance team in the world. Their dancing school

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A commendable peek into fascinating lives

by KarenDFoster (WorldCat user published 2012-05-10) Very Good Permalink

Eve Golden has again taken a famous figure we thought we knew and surprised us with exciting new details. Although the book profiles both Vernon and Irene Castle, king and queen of the ragtime dance craze of the 1910s, it is the latter's fame that endured and which draws the reader to this...
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