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PRINTED BOOKS
Author Fields, Armond, 1930-

Title Women vaudeville stars : eighty biographical profiles / Armond Fields.

Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, 2012.
©2006.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  792.70922 Fie    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 271 pages : illustrations. ; 27 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographicalrefrences (pages 265-267)
Contents Part 1. Singers: Maggie Cline -- Lottie Gilson -- Eva Tanguay -- Anna Held -- Stella Mayhew -- Bonnie Thornton -- Vesta Victoria -- Ada Reeve -- Emma Carus -- Blanche Ring -- Grace La Rue -- Yvette Guilbert -- Nora Bayes -- Marion Bent -- Ethel Levey -- Louise Dresser -- Blossom Seeley -- Aileen Stanley -- Texas Guinan -- Lillian Russell -- Florence Mills -- Rae Samuels -- Alice Lloyd -- Bessie Wynn -- Ruth Roye -- Sophie Tucker -- Belle Baker -- Olga Petrova -- Ethel Waters -- Frederike Fritzi Scheff -- Irene Bordoni -- Isabelle Patricola -- Adelaide Hall -- Ruth Etting.
Part 2. Singer-comediennes: Irene Franklin -- Fay Templeton -- Marie Dressler -- Ina Claire -- Trixie Friganza -- Mae West -- Molly Picon -- Marie Cahill.
Part 3. Comediennes -- May Irwin -- Cissie Loftus -- Kate Elinore -- Elsie Janis -- Florence Moore -- Nan Halperin -- Fanny Brice -- Winnie Lightner.
Part 4. Dancers: La Carmencita -- Ruth St. Denis-- Bessie McCoy -- Gertrude Hoffman-- Florence Walton -- Gertrude Vanderbilt -- Adele Astaire -- Mlle. Dazie -- Charlotte Greenwood -- Janette Hackett -- Irene Castle.
Part 5. Sister Acts:-- Cherry Sisters -- Dolly Sisters -- Duncan Sisters -- Hilton Sisters.
Part 6. Actresses: Cherry Sisters -- Valeska Suratt -- Fannie Ward -- Patrick Campbell -- Ethel Barrymore -- Sarah Bernhardt -- Fifi D'Orsay,
Part 7. Male Impersonators: Vesta Tilley -- Ella Shields -- Kitty Doner.
Part 8. Novelty Acts: Novelty Acts: Anna Eva Fay -- Carrie Nation -- Annette Kellerman -- Evelyn Nesbit -- Helen Keller -- Part 9. Headliners' Heritage.
Summary "This book tells the stories of 80 who were among the top vaudeville acts in the late 19th century and early 20th century, when entertainment was often live variety shows in theaters across the country. Singers, singer-comediennes, comediennes, dancers, sister acts, actresses, male impersonators and novelty acts are covered as separate categories. Biographies of the performers in each category appear in order of the date they entered vaudeville, an arrangement that allows the reader to trace the history of vaudeville itself. A final section concentrates on the headliners heritage, taking a broad look at the group according to ethnic background, socioeconomic background, family life, and other factors, including what happened to them after vaudeville died."
Subject Vaudeville -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Vaudeville -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women entertainers -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780786469161