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The Last Flapper

Author : William Luce
ISBN : 0573691681
Genre : Authors' spouses
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William Luce Biographical Monologue Character: 1 female Interior Set Based on her letters and stories, this exciting play is the definitive portrait of Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald: the glamorous, fun loving and tragic Zelda. As in The Belle of Amherst, Lucifer's Child and Bronte, Luce reveals the contradictions and mysteries of an extraordinary woman while fashioning a moving yet witty play. Set in an insane asylum on the last day of Zelda's life, the
Category: Authors' spouses

The Last Flapper

Author : George Zuckerman
ISBN : UCSC:32106002193636
Genre : Authors
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Project report for Graduate Diploma of Business (Shipping)
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New Essays On The Great Gatsby

Author : Matthew J. Bruccoli
ISBN : 0521319633
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides students of American Literature with introductory critical guides to the great works of American fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

America S Longest Run

Author : Andrew Davis
ISBN : 0271035781
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Traces the history of the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia from its founding in 1809. Documents the productions and players at the theater, and the difficulties it has faced from economic crises, changing tastes, and competition from new media"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Performing Arts

The Eternal Flapper

Author : Jim Alessio
ISBN : 9781438961293
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Eternal Flapper: The Many Lives of Edna Wallace Hopper (1861-1959) is the amazing true story of the legendary actress, songstress, vaudeville star, silent movie star, and Wall Street trader who lived almost a century long. At the request of Edna Wallace Hopper to have her true story revealed in the 21st Century, author Jim Alessio's 20 year investigation reveals locked away secrets, some of which could have changed the course of history. Secrets include those of her stepfather's family, the notorious Dunsmuir family, the once richest family of North America, the dark and corrupt side of Wall Street, the Skull and Bones Society members, the Illuminati and additionally Edna's personal dark secrets. A letter from 1886 sealed with instructions to be opened in the year 2000 leads to a secret of the Royal House of Windsor. While in the midst of this investigation, the author accidently "opens Pandora's Box" and gets caught up in the web of the story as the British MI5 are informed of his findings. This book reads like great fiction yet is completly true. As one the first American stars of entertainment on Broadway, Edna made her transition to Vaudeville by comming out naked and selling the fountain of Youth in her sixties of age, being one of the first silent movie stars and then a key trader in the powerful world of Wall Street until her nineties of age. Thirteen decades of time pass by quickly as the story unfolds with romance, mystery, suspence, humor, historical events, tragedy as it was revealed to the investigative reporter. Not just the story of Edna, the book chronicals the lives of several famous people who surrounder her life. An additional bonus chapter reveals the secrets to the Eternal Flapper's amazing youth, health and beauty.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Business Of American Theatre

Author : William Grange
ISBN : 9781000074710
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Business of American Theatre is a research guide to the history of producing theatre in the United States. Covering a wide range of subjects, the book explores how traditions of investment, marketing, labor union contracts, advertising, leasing arrangements, ticket scalping, zoning ordinances, royalties, and numerous other financial transactions have influenced the art of theatre for the past three centuries. Yet the book is not a dry reiteration of hits and flops, bankruptcies and bamboozles. Nor does it cover "everything about it that's appealing, everything the traffic will allow" (as Irving Berlin did in the song "There's No Business Like Show Business"). It is instead a highly readable resource for anyone interested in how money, and how much money, is critical to the art and artists of theatre. Many of those artists make appearances in the book: Richard Rodgers and his keen eye for investment, Jacob Shubert and his construction of "the bridge of thighs" for his showgirls at the Winter Garden, the significance of the Disney Souvenir Shop near the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, and the difference between a Broadway show losing millions of dollars or making billions in one night. Consider this book a go-to resource for readers, students, and scholars of the theatre business.
Category: Performing Arts

Mencken Chrestomathy

Author : H.L. Mencken
ISBN : 9780307808875
Genre : Literary Collections
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Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books—the six installments of the Prejudices series, A Book of Burlesques, In Defense of Women, Notes on Democracy, Making a President, A Book of Calumny, Treatise on Right and Wrong—but there are also magazine and newspaper pieces that never got between covers (from the American Mercury, the Smart Set, and the Baltimore Evening Sun) and some notes that were never previously published at all. Readers will find edification and amusement in his estimates of a variety of Americans—Woodrow Wilson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Roosevelt I and Roosevelt II, James Gibbons Huneker, Rudolph Valentino, Calvin Coolidge, Ring Lardner, Theodore Dreiser, and Walt Whitman. Those musically inclined will enjoy his pieces on Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner, and there is material for a hundred controversies in his selections on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, Nietzsche, and Madame Blavatsky.
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Author : Judith Mackrell
ISBN : 9781429942942
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrowraising new attitudes about art and sex—all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness of the Great War and stride into the future in one deft, stylized gesture. The women who defined this the Jazz Age—Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Tamara de Lempicka—would presage the sexual revolution by nearly half a century and would shape the role of women for generations to come. In Flappers, the acclaimed biographer Judith Mackrell renders these women with all the color that marked their lives and their era. Both sensuous and sympathetic, her admiring biography lays bare the private lives of her heroines, filling in the bold contours. These women came from vastly different backgrounds, but all ended up passing through Paris, the mecca of the avant-garde. Before she was the toast of Parisian society, Josephine Baker was a poor black girl from the slums of Saint Louis. Tamara de Lempicka fled the Russian Revolution only to struggle to scrape together a life for herself and her family. A committed painter, her portraits were indicative of the age's art deco sensibility and sexual daring. The Brits in the group—Nancy Cunard and Diana Cooper— came from pinkie-raising aristocratic families but soon descended into the salacious delights of the vanguard. Tallulah Bankhead and Zelda Fitzgerald were two Alabama girls driven across the Atlantic by a thirst for adventure and artistic validation. But beneath the flamboyance and excess of the Roaring Twenties lay age-old prejudices about gender, race, and sexuality. These flappers weren't just dancing and carousing; they were fighting for recognition and dignity in a male-dominated world. They were more than mere lovers or muses to the modernist masters—in their pursuit of fame and intense experience, we see a generation of women taking bold steps toward something burgeoning, undefined, maybe dangerous: a New Woman.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Theatre Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105022102599
Genre : Theater
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Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
ISBN : UOM:39015036912379
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Author : Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology
ISBN : CORNELL:31924061453274
Genre : Zoology
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F Scott Fitzgerald The Last Laoco N

Author : Robert Sklar
ISBN : UOM:39015000648082
Genre : American fiction
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Study of Fitzgerald's mind and art from his collegiate fiction through "The last Laocoon".
Category: American fiction

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373468
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature

Historical Figures In Fiction

Author : Donald K. Hartman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009699039
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A bibliography to help librarians identify and make effective use of biographical fiction. It cites 4,200 novels in which 1,500 historical figures appear as significant characters. The books included are English-language juvenile, young adult, and adult books published since 1940 (some pre-1940 titles are included if they have been reissued after that date). Individuals are included of both popular and scholarly interest, living and deceased, from all fields of endeavor. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X000018006
Genre : Libraries
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Author : Joshua Zeitz
ISBN : 0307523829
Genre : History
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Blithely flinging aside the Victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, the New Woman of the 1920s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. More important, she earned her own keep, controlled her own destiny, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted. Her newfound freedom heralded a radical change in American culture. Whisking us from the Alabama country club where Zelda Sayre first caught the eye of F. Scott Fitzgerald to Muncie, Indiana, where would-be flappers begged their mothers for silk stockings, to the Manhattan speakeasies where patrons partied till daybreak, historian Joshua Zeitz brings the era to exhilarating life. This is the story of America’s first sexual revolution, its first merchants of cool, its first celebrities, and its most sparkling advertisement for the right to pursue happiness. The men and women who made the flapper were a diverse lot. There was Coco Chanel, the French orphan who redefined the feminine form and silhouette, helping to free women from the torturous corsets and crinolines that had served as tools of social control. Three thousand miles away, Lois Long, the daughter of a Connecticut clergyman, christened herself “Lipstick” and gave New Yorker readers a thrilling entrée into Manhattan’s extravagant Jazz Age nightlife. In California, where orange groves gave way to studio lots and fairytale mansions, three of America’s first celebrities—Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, and Louise Brooks, Hollywood’s great flapper triumvirate—fired the imaginations of millions of filmgoers. Dallas-born fashion artist Gordon Conway and Utah-born cartoonist John Held crafted magazine covers that captured the electricity of the social revolution sweeping the United States. Bruce Barton and Edward Bernays, pioneers of advertising and public relations, taught big business how to harness the dreams and anxieties of a newly industrial America—and a nation of consumers was born. Towering above all were Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, whose swift ascent and spectacular fall embodied the glamour and excess of the era that would come to an abrupt end on Black Tuesday, when the stock market collapsed and rendered the age of abundance and frivolity instantly obsolete. With its heady cocktail of storytelling and big ideas, Flapper is a dazzling look at the women who launched the first truly modern decade. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: History

The Last Political Law Lord

Author : Antony Lentin
ISBN : 9781443803816
Genre : Law
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2009 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of John Andrew Hamilton, Viscount Sumner (1859-1934), one of the greatest of English judges. His trenchant rulings, characterized by deep learning, wisdom and lucidity, and delivered with rare literary distinction and wit, are cited with respect and admiration as classics of the Common Law. Sumner’s personality, assured, articulate, dominating -'an amazingly powerful person' (Harold Laski)—also marked his controversial interventions in British public life. Uniquely for a law lord, he was appointed a delegate to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, where he strenuously advocated and helped to frame the much criticized reparation chapter of the Treaty of Versailles. As one of the `most formidable gladiators’ on the 'Diehard' wing of the Conservative Party, Sumner aspired—unsuccessfully—to the Woolsack. He defied the growing convention that law-lords should remain silent on political issues, speaking out forcefully on such sensitive topics as the Amritsar 'massacre', the Irish settlement and the General Strike. He resigned from the Bench in 1930 to campaign, as president of the Indian Empire Society, against moves towards Indian independence, and he was a leading activist in the cause of House of Lords reform. With the abolition in 2009 of the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary (the law lords), Sumner stands out in sharp historical relief as an outstanding judge, a remarkable individual and as 'the last political law lord'.
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