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.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 156.7 x 234.7 x 24.6mm | 567.32g
- 19 Oct 2001
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
Grossman's entertaining, scrupulously documented study-a Jewish Book Club selection in cloth-portrays vaudeville and radio star Brice's talent, determination and legend-building. * Publishers Weekly *
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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.
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 Six