Funny Woman

Funny Woman : The Life and Times of Fanny Brice

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Fanny Brice (1891-1951) was a truly popular entertainer, with a career that spanned four decades. She was a hit in almost every branch of American show business burlesque and vaudeville, drama and musical revues (including nine Ziegfeld Follies), film and radio. She is most often remembered for her characterization of the radio brat Baby Snooks, yet Snooks was not Brice's best role. A brilliant comic, Fanny Brice had a significant impact on a field that had been predominantly male, proving that the term "funny woman" was not an oxymoron."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 156.7 x 234.7 x 24.6mm | 567.32g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16 b&w photographs
  • 0253207622
  • 9780253207623

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Fanny Brice (1891-1951) was a truly popular entertainer, with a career that spanned four decades. She was a hit in almost every branch of American show business--burlesque and vaudeville, drama and musical revues (including nine Ziegfeld follies) film and radio.show more

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"Brice ... is portrayed in Grossman's entertaining, scrupulously documented study as an indefatigably versatile comedienne."- Publishers Weekly "Fresh and colorful, with a special emphasis on Brice's comedic material and technique ... " - Booklist " ... brings the funny lady to life in a manner she would probably have approved." - John Barkham Reviewsshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Early Years: Birth to Burlesque 2. A oCollege GirlO on the Wheel 3. The Ziegfeld Connection: The Follies of 1910 and 1911 4. Dramatic Doldrums: 1912-1916 5. oA Cartoonist Working in the FleshO: The Ziegfeld Follies of 1916 and 1917 6. Disappointments, Debacles, and oThat Immortal SongO 7. Plastic Surgery for the Stage 8. Trying to Reach othe Hillbillies and the Haute MondeO: 1927-1933 9. oA Burlesque Comic of the Rarest VintageO: The Ziegfeld Follies of 1934 and 1936 Conclusion: oI Knew What I Was Doing--I ThinkO Notes Bibliography Index Illustrations follow Chapter Sixshow more

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