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Miss Shirley Bassey

Author: John Williams
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Miss Shirley Bassey explores this remarkable transformation, both of an individual and of the British society and British psyche that made it possible.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Shirley Bassey; Shirley Bassey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Williams
ISBN: 9781847249746 1847249744 9780857380982 0857380982
OCLC Number: 624418260
Description: 353 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: For One Night Only. Prologue: The Gambler. Mother and Father. In Tiger Bay Before the War. The Canadian Cafe. Life During Wartime. On the Street Where You Live. The Rainbow Club. Down the Docks. Hot from Splott. Stormy Weather. Talk of the Town. Burn My Candle. My Body's More Important Than My Mind. Viva Las Vegas. Sophisticated Lady. Cruel to be Kind. Shirley the Weirdie. Screen Dreams. Love and Marriage. I (Who Have Nothing). A Knight in Shining Armour. The Man with the Midas Touch. The Second Time Around. Napoleon and Josephine. After the Rain. Discography. Appendices: A Short History of Tiger Bay; Bute Street and its Cafes; A Short History of Mahmood Mattan and the Murder of Lily Volpert; A Short History of Minstrel Shows; A Short History of British Striptease. Notes. Acknowledgements. Picture Acknowledgements. Text Acknowledgements. Index.
Responsibility: John L. Williams.

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