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Lady of Burlesque: The Career of Gypsy Rose Lee

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Born Rose Louise Hovick in 1911, Gypsy Rose Lee and her younger sister worked the vaudeville circuit as children, under the demanding standards of their mentally ill mother. Gypsy Rose Lee eventually grew to succeed in acting, writing, and political activism. This reference for general readers, illustrated on every page with b&w publicity photos, film stills, and a few personal photos, chronicles milestones in her career year by year, from vaudeville to Hollywood to Broadway, with brief entries on films, TV appearances, and recordings, as well as quotes from print, radio, and TV interviews. Appendices give information on her will and estate, the original production and Broadway revivals of her play Gypsy, and complete filmographies and discographies. Information on the author is not given. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A brilliant woman who happened to disrobe for a living, Gypsy Rose Lee was commonly known as the "intellectual stripper." Born Rose Louis Hovick in 1911, she had meager beginnings, no formal education, and a mentally ill stage mother who never failed to criticize and demean her daughter. This book details how, despite these hurdles, Gypsy climbed to the peak of every career she tackled. It chronicles her triumphs as an actress, novelist, playwright, artist, political activist, and, ultimately, a star. Three appendices include details on Gypsy's will and estate, the original production and Broadway revivals of her play Gypsy, and complete filmographies and discographies. The book also includes many rare and never-before-published photographs.

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ISBN:
9780786438266
Author:
Strom, Robert
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Vaudeville and Burlesque
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Energy » General

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"Synopsis" by , A brilliant woman who happened to disrobe for a living, Gypsy Rose Lee was commonly known as the "intellectual stripper." Born Rose Louis Hovick in 1911, she had meager beginnings, no formal education, and a mentally ill stage mother who never failed to criticize and demean her daughter. This book details how, despite these hurdles, Gypsy climbed to the peak of every career she tackled. It chronicles her triumphs as an actress, novelist, playwright, artist, political activist, and, ultimately, a star. Three appendices include details on Gypsy's will and estate, the original production and Broadway revivals of her play Gypsy, and complete filmographies and discographies. The book also includes many rare and never-before-published photographs.
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