Books tagged: theater history

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Actress in Spite of Herself: The Life of Anna Cora Mowatt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,880. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Anna Cora Mowatt holds an important place in American theater history. She was the first woman to give public readings; she wrote the first social satire for the stage; and, having become a star overnight without previous acting experience, she was the first American to make the acting profession for women respectable--proving that a lady could be an actress and an actress a lady. Ages 12 up.
New York City Boxing Directory (1885-1960)
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
My eBook is an alphabetical directory of boxing-related persons and organizations in New York City. The time span is from the late 19th Century until after the mid 20th Century. The directory lists occupational titles, business and residential addresses, and phone numbers (for 1950s-1960). The text is pertinent for boxing enthusiasts as well as persons interested in researching family ancestries.
Broadway Vampire
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 60,130. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
This novel is chockablock with Broadway theater lore and horror. It is a first person narrative about Gus Windham, a vampire who also produces Broadway hits. Fast paced, bloody, witty, horror thriller that is a great read for anyone interested in vampires or the Broadway stage.
Joi Lansing Singer, TV Actress And B-Movie Icon
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Joi Lansing died an untimely death in 1972. She was a multi-talented performer signed by MGM in the 1940s. Her curvy figure and facial beauty proved to be hindrances. They restricted her to playing "dumb blondes". Despite the stereotypes she was in steady demand as a singer, nightclub performer, as well as a stage, TV, and movie actress. My E-book focuses on her immense versatility and creativity.
The Actor
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
The Actor has taken the place once held by The Legendary Actor - two very different individuals, with two different lives. What are the similarities and differences between the two?
Evie Greene Victorian Actress From Southampton, England
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Performing Arts / Theater, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Evie Greene was a talented star of comic opera who debuted a number of her English plays at venues in New York City in the early 20th century. Greene was a beautiful woman and her voice and acting were renowned worldwide wherever she performed. My work is researched from newspaper accounts of the era along with contemporary books that discuss Evie, her life and great talent.
Edna Mae Pettie Theater Actress From Syracuse, New York
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Performing Arts / Theater
It is questionable as to which producer took more of a hand in promoting Edna May Pettie in her career. Oscar Hammerstein is credited with giving her her first break when she requested to be a part of his chorus. Then there was George W. Lederer who managed her in the U.S. before she left for Europe under the direction of Charles Frohman. Not a great talent, her primary asset was her genuineness.
Gladys Cooper English Actress
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Performing Arts / Theater
Gladys Coopers' career spanned more than seven decades, involving her in stage productions, films and television. An outdoors type she enjoyed rowing and golf among other sports endeavors. Her sister Doris appeared with Gladys in Excelsior in the role of a maid. Cooper appeared in five films that were nominated for Best Picture. Among these were "Rebecca" (1940) and "My Fair Lady" (1964).