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Queen of Vaudeville The Story of Eva Tanguay

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ISBN-10: 0801449707

ISBN-13: 9780801449703

Edition: 2012

Authors: Andrew L. Erdman

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In her day, Eva Tanguay (1879-1947) was one of the most famous women in America. Widely known as the "I Don't Care Girl"-named after a song she popularized and her independent, even brazen persona-Tanguay established herself as a vaudeville and musical comedy star in 1904 with the New York City premiere of the show My Lady-and never looked back. Tanguay was, at the height of a long career that stretched until the early 1930s, a trend-setting performer who embodied the emerging ideal of the bold and sexual female entertainer. Whether suggestively singing songs with titles like "It's All Been Done Before But Not the Way I Do It" and "Go As Far As You Like" or wearing a daring dress made of…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 9/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Andrew L. Erdman is the author of Blue Vaudeville: Sex, Morals, and the Mass Marketing of Entertainment, 1895-1915 . He lives in New York City.

Introduction: The Most Famous Performer in America
Freak Baby and the Paper City
The Sambo Girl in New York
I Don't Care
The Cyclonic Comedienne; or, Genius Properly Advertised
Riding Salome to the Top
Rivals, Imitators, and Censors
Follies and Fortunes
Men and Other Travails
Mrs. John Ford
The Wild Girl
Knockdowns and Comebacks …and Knockdowns
Death and Other Endings
Epilogue: George Jessel and Darryl Zanuck Don't Care
Eva Tanguay Chronology
Sources and Select Bibliography