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Notes on a cowardly lion : the biography of Bert Lahr

Author: John Lahr
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st California pbk. edView all editions and formats
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John Lahr draws on his own memories and on the recollections of family members and colleagues to chronicle the life and career of his father, legendary actor Bert Lahr, focusing on his influence on modern American show business.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Bert Lahr; Bert Lahr
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lahr
ISBN: 0520223047 9780520223042
OCLC Number: 42080301
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1969.
Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: The Lion and Me --
From the Wings: An Introduction --
1. Roots --
2. Burlesque --
3. Vaudeville: Lahr and Mercedes --
4. Broadway Beginnings --
5. Scandals and Follies --
6. Buffooneries --
7. Other Edens --
8." ... But What Do I Do Next Year?" --
9. Back to Broadway --
10. Waiting for Godot --
11. A Decade of Moments --
12. Dad --
13. A Beginning and an End.
Responsibility: John Lahr ; with a new preface by the author.
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John Lahr draws on his own memories and on the recollections of family members and colleagues to chronicle the life and career of his father, legendary actor Bert Lahr, focusing on his influence on modern American show business.

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