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    DescriptionGypsy Rose Lee's memoir became a New York Times bestseller in 1957, inspiring the 1959 hit musical, two movies, and three revivals. Now a fourth, directed by Arthur Laurents and starring Patti LuPone, is lighting up New York, winning top Broadway theatre awards, including three 2008 Tony Awards, as well as raves from critics and audiences: ""No matter how long you live, you'll never see a more exciting production." --"Terry Teachout, " The Wall Street Journal " ""Watch out, New York! This GYPSY is a wallop-packing show of raw power." --"Ben Brantley, "The New York Times " ""Not your ordinary theater experience. This is the best production of the best damn musical ever." "--Liz Smith, Syndicated Columnist The memoir, which Gypsy began as a series of pieces for "The New Yorker, "contains photographs and newspaper clippings from her personal scrapbooks and an afterword by her son, Erik Lee Preminger. At turns touching and hilarious, Gypsy describes her childhood trouping across 1920s America through her rise to stardom as The""Queen of Burlesque""in 1930s New York--where gin came in bathtubs, gangsters were celebrities, and Walter Winchell was king. Gypsy's story features outrageous characters--among them Broadway's funny girl, Fanny Brice, who schooled Gypsy in how to be a star; gangster Waxy Gordon, who fixed her teeth; and her indomitable mother, Rose, who lived by her own version of the Golden Rule: "Do unto others ... before they do you."


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    Title
    Gypsy
    Subtitle
    Memoirs of America's Most Celebrated Stripper
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gypsy Rose Lee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 353
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781883319953
    ISBN 10: 1883319951
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, AN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    B&T Approval Code: A07800000
    DC21: 792.7028092
    DC22: 792.7/028/092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PN2287.L29, PN2287.L29 A3 1999
    Thema V1.0: DNBF, ATD
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    North Atlantic Books,U.S.
    Imprint name
    North Atlantic Books,U.S.
    Publication date
    15 July 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley, CA
    Review quote
    .".. will delight anyone who has a love for the annals of the American stage." - "Newsweek" "This is show business, this America... this is Gypsy Rose Lee!" - Tennessee Williams "I found it irresistable. It's quite a performance. I bet some of it is even true, and if it wasn't, it is now." - John Steinbeck