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Mrs. Ziegfeld : the public and private lives of Billie Burke

Author: Grant Hayter-Menzies
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After her husband Florenz Ziegfeld's death, Billie Burke recreated herself as a Hollywood character actress. In addition to studying the character and significance of Burke's greatest screen role in Glinda the Good Witch of the North, the book provides a complete performance history of Burke's stage, screen, and radio work"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hayter-Menzies, Grant, 1964-
Mrs. Ziegfeld.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009
(DLC) 2008052173
(OCoLC)270109659
Named Person: Billie Burke; Billie Burke
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Hayter-Menzies
ISBN: 9780786453085 0786453087
OCLC Number: 404937923
Description: 1 online resource (x, 235 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Contents; Foreword by Eric Myers; Preface; Part I. Sawdust, Stardust; 1. "A shy, wistful sort of moppet"; 2. The Education of an Actress; 3. Toast of Broadway; 4. Halcyon Hour; 5. "There is only one Billie Burke ... "; 6. Soubrette; 7. Burkeley Crest; 8. Mr. Ziegfeld; 9. Mrs. Ziegfeld; 10. Movie Star; 11." ... you love others so much, too ... "; 12. "The fine days"; 13. Flickering Star; 14. A Beginning, and an End; Part II. Silly Woman; 15. Crash; 16. Death, Then Life; 17. "A small, bewildered comedienne ... "; 18. The Great Ziegfeld; 19. Good Witch; 20. "Oma." 21. Final CurtainAppendix; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Grant Hayter-Menzies ; foreword by Eric Myers.

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Broadway actress Billie Burke was one of the most sought after young stage beauties of her time, stealing the hearts of Enrico Caruso, Mark Twain, and, most importantly, famed Broadway producer  Read more...

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enjoyable biography...an eye-opening look at the actress millions know only as Glinda the Good Witch...highly recommended Library Journal; Hayter-Menzies book is quite well-researched...always Read more...

 
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