Compiled for the first time, a collection of more than two hundred publicity stills and photographs of some of America's first "It" girls captures the silent film-era starlets who paved the way for the cacophony of Monroes and Madonnas to follow, accompanied by intriguing accounts from surviving Ziegfeld Girls and the ads that featured them.
Compiled for the first time, a collection of more than two hundred publicity stills and photographs of some of America's first "It" girls captures the silent film-era starlets who paved the way for the cacophony of Monroes and Madonnas to ...
Author: Robert Hudovernik
Publisher: Universe Pub
A hidden history of gay life in the Jazz Age exploring the lives of the sexually ambiguous Norwegian Rocky Twins who had a ten-year career (1927-1937) in Europe and America on stage and in film during the Jazz Age. Their beauty, their androgynous looks and their outrageous antics imitating the Dolly Sisters in drag made them legendary.
A hidden history of gay life in the Jazz Age exploring the lives of the sexually ambiguous Norwegian Rocky Twins who had a ten-year career (1927-1937) in Europe and America on stage and in film during the Jazz Age.
Author: Gary Chapman
Category: Biography & Autobiography
(Sequel to Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play) It's 1927 in Galveston, Texas--the "Sin City of the Southwest." Jasmine ("Jazz") Cross is an ambitious 21-year-old society reporter for the Galveston Gazette who tries to be taken seriously by the good-old-boy staff, but the editors only assign her fluffy puff pieces, like writing profiles of bathing beauties. The last thing Jazz wants to do is compare make-up tips with ditzy dames competing in the Miss Universe contest, known as the "International Pageant of Pulchritude and Bathing Girl Revue."She'd rather help solve the murders of young prostitutes who turn up all over town, but city officials insist on burying the stories during Splash Day festivities. After Jazz gets to know the bathing beauties, she realizes there's a lot more to them than just pretty faces and figures. Jazz becomes suspicious when she finds out the contest is also sponsored by the Maceos, aspiring Beach Gang leaders and co-owners of the Hollywood Dinner Club, where the girls will perform before the parade and pageant.Worse, her half-brother Sammy Cook, owner of the Oasis, a speakeasy on a rival gang's turf, asks her to call in a favor from handsome Prohibition Agent James Burton: He wants Agent Burton to raid the Hollywood Club during the bathing beauties dance routine--or risk revenge from the Downtown Gang leader. Her loyalties torn, Jazz is faced with an impossible task that could compromise both of their jobs and budding romance. Meanwhile, Jazz fends off advances from Colin Ferris, an attractive but dangerous gangster who threatens Sammy as well as Burton.In the end, she must risk it all to save her friends from a violent killer hell-bent on revenge. Inspired by actual events.
"She'd rather help solve the murders of young prostitutes who turn up all over town, but city officials insist on burying the stories during Splash Day festivities.
Author: Ellen Mansoor Collier
Though renowned, Austin's contemporary music scene pales in comparison with the explosion of creative talent the city spawned during the Jazz Age. Dozens of musicians who started out in the capital city attained national and international fame--but music was just one form of artistic expression that marked that time of upheaval. World War I's death and destruction bred a vehement rejection of the status quo. In its place, an enthusiastic adherence to life lived without question or consequence took root. The sentiment found fertile soil in Austin, with the University of Texas at the epicenter. Students indulged in the debauchery that typified the era, scandalizing Austin and Texas at large as they introduced a freewheeling, individualistic attitude that now defines the city. Join author Richard Zelade in a raucous investigation of the day and its most outstanding and outlandish characters.
The pageant's first parade took place along Galveston's famed Boulevard on May 21, featuring 36 beautiful women (ages fourteen to twenty-five). The viewing crowd was estimated at between 50,000 and 100,000. The Galveston Daily News ...
Author: Wick Griswold
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Stephen Schloesser's "Jazz Age Catholicism" shows how a postwar generation of Catholics refashioned traditional notions of sacramentalism in modern language and imagery.
Rouault summed up this experience: 'Yes, in spite of my infirmity I feel and I discover at every instant new beauties, and what beauties, unknown and marvelous ... in the midst of the most tragic and most base realities transfigured by ...
Author: Stephen Schloesser
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
The January/February 2017 issue of the Hugo Award winning Uncanny Magazine. Featuring new fiction by Sam J. Miller, A. Merc Rustad, Cassandra Khaw, Maria Dahvana Headley, Theodora Goss, and Tansy Rayner Roberts, reprinted fiction by Ann Leckie, essays by Mark Oshiro, Natalie Luhrs, Delilah S. Dawson, and Angel Cruz, poetry by Carlos Hernandez, Nin Harris, and Nicasio Andres Reed, interviews with A. Merc Rustad and Maria Dahvana Headley by Julia Rios, a cover by John Picacio, and an editorial by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas.
All those Jazz Age beauties are buried, or so old and shriveled and feeble that the memory of those days can only bring them pain. The body is a prison. Lust and sex seem like freedom, but they are the human prisoner embracing its cage.
Author: Sam J. Miller
Publisher: Uncanny Magazine
F. Scott Fitzgerald named it, Louis Armstrong launched it, Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson orchestrated it, and now Arnold Shaw chronicles this fabulous era in The Jazz Age. Spicing his account with lively anecdotes and inside stories, he describes the astonishing outpouring of significant musical innovations that emerged during the "Roaring Twenties"--including blues, jazz, band music, torch ballads, operettas and musicals--and sets them against the background of the Prohibition world of the Flapper. The jazz age set the sound of popular music into the 1950s. It included the flowering of improvised music by such artists as Armstrong, Bix Benderbecke, and Duke Ellington; the maturation and Americanization of the Broadway musical theatre; the explosion of the arts celebrated in the Harlem Renaissance; the rise of the classical blues singers starting with Mamie Smith and climaxing with Bessie Smith; the evolution of ragtime into stride piano; the spread of "speakeasy" night life and the emergence of the Cabaret singers; the musical creativity of a whole range of composers and songwriters including Kern, Gershwin, Berlin, Youmans, Rodgers and Hart, and Cole Porter, whom Shaw calls Song Laureate of the Roaring 20s. Here is a lively account of all these significant developments and personalities. A bibliography, detailed discography, and two informative lists--songs of the 20s in Variety's Golden 100 and films featuring singers and songwriters of the era--round out the book.
... in place of a bevy of beauties . The male chorus turned out to be such a rousing success that it was adopted by other producers and almost became a Shubert trademark . The Desert Song ( 1926 ) , based on the real life of a heroic ...
Author: Arnold Shaw
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This illustrated encyclopedia offers in-depth coverage of one of the most fascinating and widely studied periods in American history. Extending from the end of World War I in 1918 to the great Wall Street crash in 1929, the Jazz age was a time of frenetic energy and unprecedented historical developments, ranging from the League of Nations, woman suffrage, Prohibition, the Red Scare, the Ku Klux Klan, the Lindberg flight, and the Scopes trial, to the rise of organized crime, motion pictures, and celebrity culture."Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age" provides information on the politics, economics, society, and culture of the era in rich detail. The entries cover themes, personalities, institutions, ideas, events, trends, and more; and special features such as sidebars and photos help bring the era vividly to life.
The land boom, like other consumer phenomena of the Jazz Age, was triggered by major economic and social changes in the ... Promoters such as Miami Beach developer Carl Fisher used “cheesecake” photos of bathing beauties on warm sunny ...
Author: James Ciment
Category: Business & Economics
The interrelationship between fashion and celebrity is now a salient and pervasive feature of the media world. This accessible text presents the first in-depth study of the phenomenon, assessing the degree to which celebrity culture has reshaped the fashion system. Fashion and Celebrity Culture critically examines the history of this relationship from its growth in the nineteenth century to its mutation during the twentieth century to the dramatic changes that have befallen it in the last two decades. It addresses the fashion-celebrity nexus as it plays itself out across mainstream cinema, television and music and in the celebrity status of a range of designers, models and artists. It explores the strategies that have enabled visual culture to recast itself in the new climate of celebrity obsession, popular culture and the art world to respond adaptively to its insistent pressures. With its engaging analysis and case studies from Lillian Gish to Louis Vuitton to Lady Gaga, Fashion and Celebrity Culture is of major interest to students of fashion, media studies, film, television studies and popular culture, and anyone with an interest in this global phenomenon.
Horyn, Cathy (2010), 'Alexander McQueen's Final Bow', New York Times (2 April), <www. nytimes.com/2010/O4/O4/fashion/O4mcqueen.html?_r=1> accessed 8 August 2010. Hudovernik, Robert (2006), Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of 254 ...
Author: Pamela Church Gibson
The book takes the reader through all the major steps of fashion portfolio creation. It features the main components of the design process from the identification of inspiration sources and fashion trends research to conceptualization of a complete fashion collection. The topics covered include mood/fabric boards development, creation of original and innovative textiles as well as fashion silhouettes and garment details development through extensive research, quick design sketching, fabric manipulation, and draping experimentation. Great original designs and illustrations by the author as well as design sketch samples by established designers are provided throughout. There are samples of sketchbooks from professional and emerging fashion artists. The book provides some insight from established fashion and accessories designers on the highlights and challenges of the creative process. It is a great professional reference for techniques in the portfolio development. A beautiful but practical book that provides useful techniques and helps the reader get inside the mind of the designer.
The 'Blue Moment' collection is inspired by the 1920s La Garçonne movement, liberated Jazz Age beauties, seduction and elegance; the atmosphere of a chic and decadently lavish lifestyle: expensive restaurants, sparkling crystals, ...
Author: Anna Kiper
Mary Nolan (1905-1948), also known as Imogene "Bubbles" Wilson, was the subject of two infamous court cases--one with Frank Tinney and the other with Eddie Mannix--in the 1920s. Like many Ziegfeld Follies girls, she had the beginnings of a promising career, but by the 1930s it had been destroyed by adultery, drugs and physical abuse. This biography follows Nolan's life from the backwoods of Kentucky to her death in 1948. Included is a series of newspaper articles published in 1941 that were to be expanded into her memoir, which she was unable to complete before her death.
Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2005. Golden, Eve. Golden Images: 41 Essays on Silent Film Stars. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2001. Hudovernik, Robert. Jazz Age Beauties: The Last Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston.
Author: Louise Carley Lewisson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This collection of essays asks the question “What is history?” and considers how history is shaped in different socioeconomic contexts. The writers take a transdisciplinary approach, in the belief that everyone who deals with history—including professional historians, novelists, and poets—constructs narratives of the past to make sense of the present as well as to determine their future courses of action. With contributions from a variety of specialists in media studies, literature, history and anthropology, this book breaks new ground in adaptation studies.
Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston. New York: Universe, 2006. Print. Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York: New York University Press, 2008.
Author: Laurence Raw
Category: Performing Arts
Jazz Age Beauties: the Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston (Universe, 2006) 9. . Biography.com. The Biography Channel. ^ a b "Julie Newmar" Retrieved June 2, 2017. ^ "Bruce Edwin Interview Julie Newmar".
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publisher: e-artnow sro
“Without sin, can we know beauty? Can we fully appreciate the summer without the winter? No, I am glad to suffer so I can feel the fullness of our time in the light.” Upstate New York, 1928. Laura Kelley and the man she loves sneak away from their judgmental town to attend a performance of the scandalous Ziegfeld Follies. But the dark consequences of their night of daring and delight reach far into the future.… That same evening, Bohemian poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and her indulgent husband hold a wild party in their remote mountain estate, hoping to inspire her muse. Millay declares her wish for a new lover who will take her to unparalleled heights of passion and poetry, but for the first time, the man who responds will not bend completely to her will.… Two years later, Laura, an unwed seamstress struggling to support her daughter, and Millay, a woman fighting the passage of time, work together secretly to create costumes for Millay’s next grand tour. As their complex, often uneasy friendship develops amid growing local condemnation, each woman is forced to confront what it means to be a fallen woman…and to decide for herself what price she is willing to pay to live a full life. “Lovers of the Jazz Age, literary enthusiasts, and general historic fiction readers will find much to love about Call Me Zelda. Highly recommended.” –Historical Novel Society, Editors’ Choice
Gurko, Miriam. Restless Spirit. The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1962. Hudovernik, Robert. Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld SELECTED BIB||OGINADHY ...
Author: Erika Robuck
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism covers the history of modernist American Theatre through a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 2,000 cross-referenced entries on actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, producers, genres, and notable plays.
Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston. New York: Universe, 2006. Macgowan, Kenneth, and Robert Edmond Jones. Continental Stagecraft. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1964.
Author: James Fisher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
GERTRUDE ATHERTON Rejuvenation by means of glandular treatments and plastic surgery was a stunning but fascinating new idea to aging beauties of the Jazz Age . In Black Oxen , Gertrude Atherton carried such wish - fulfillment to its ...
Author: William C. Hodapp
Category: American literature
"Boardwalk Empire" meets "Miss Universe" in 1927 Galveston, Texas-the "Sin City of the Southwest." Jasmine ("Jazz") Cross is an ambitious 21-year-old society reporter for the Galveston Gazette who wants to be taken seriously by the good-old-boy staff, but the editors only assign her fluffy puff pieces, like writing profiles of bathing beauties. The last thing Jazz wants to do is compare make-up tips with ditzy dames competing in the Miss Universe contest, known as the "International Pageant of Pulchritude and Bathing Girl Revue." She'd rather help solve the murders of young prostitutes who turn up all over town, but city officials insist on burying the stories during Splash Day festivities. After Jazz gets to know the bathing beauties, she realizes there's a lot more to them than just pretty faces and figures. Jazz becomes suspicious when she finds out the contest is also sponsored by the Maceos, aspiring Beach Gang leaders and co-owners of the Hollywood Dinner Club, where the girls will perform before the parade and pageant. Worse, her half-brother Sammy Cook, owner of the Oasis, a speakeasy on a rival gang's turf, asks her to call in a favor from handsome Prohibition Agent James Burton: He wants Agent Burton to raid the Hollywood Club during the bathing beauties dance routine--or risk revenge from the Downtown Gang leader. Her loyalties torn, Jazz is faced with an impossible task that could compromise both of their jobs and budding romance. Meanwhile, Jazz fends off advances from Colin Ferris, an attractive but dangerous gangster who threatens Sammy as well as Burton. In the end, she must risk it all to save her friends from a violent killer hell-bent on revenge. Inspired by actual events. (Sequel to FLAPPERS, FLASKS AND FOUL PLAY, the first "Jazz Age Mystery" in the series.)
During Splash Day in 1920s Galveston, Jazz Cross is assigned to cover the Miss Universe Bathing Beauty contest.
Author: Ellen Mansoor Collier
Popular music grew out of ragtime, vaudeville and the blues to become global mass entertainment. Women like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith were the original pop divas, yet eighty years after they blazed a trail, have their successors achieved the recognition and affirmation they deserve? Or has the only way to success been to slot into saleable images of the cute baby or sexy chanteuse? This is the story of women as creators and innovators, aiming to provide a history of women in rock, pop and soul - on stage, on camera and working behind the scenes in a male-dominated industry. This edition contains an extra chapter and interviews covering trends such as Girlpower.
Reckless Daughters In the 1950s, while dream babes and jazz-age swing beauties were glamorizing a male-defined view of pop, artists such as Peggy Seeger and the McGarrigle Sisters were paving a more idiosyncratic and personal path ...
Author: Lucy O'Brien
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
Here is the vibrant, colorful, high-stepping story of tap -- the first comprehensive, fully documented history of a uniquely American art form, exploring all aspects of the intricate musical and social exchange that evolved from Afro-Irish percussive step dances like the jig, gioube, buck-and-wing, and juba to the work of such contemporary tap luminaries as Gregory Hines, Brenda Bufalino, Dianne Walker, and Savion Glover. In Tap Dancing America, Constance Valis Hill, herself an accomplished jazz tap dancer, choreographer, and performance scholar, begins with a dramatic account of a buck dance challenge between Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Harry Swinton at Brooklyn's Bijou Theatre, on March 30, 1900, and proceeds decade by decade through the 20th century to the present day. She vividly describes tap's musical styles and steps -- from buck-and-wing and ragtime stepping at the turn of the century; jazz tapping to the rhythms of hot jazz, swing, and bebop in the '20s, '30s and '40s; to hip-hop-inflected hitting and hoofing in heels (high and low) from the 1990s right up to today. Tap was long considered "a man's game," and Hill's is the first history to highlight such outstanding female dancers as Ada Overton Walker, Kitty O'Neill, and Alice Whitman, at the turn of the 20th century, as well as the pioneering women composers of the tap renaissance, in the 70s and 80s, and the hard-hitting rhythm-tapping women of the millennium such as Chloe Arnold, Ayodele Casel, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards. Written with uncanny foresight, the book features dancers who have become international touring artists and have performed on Broadway, won Emmy and Tony Awards, and received the prestigious Dance Magazine, Adele and Fred Astaire, and Jacob's Pillow Dance awards. Presented with all the verve and grace of tap itself and drawing on eyewitness accounts of early performances as well as interviews with today's greatest tappers, Tap Dancing America fills a major gap in American dance history and places tap firmly center stage.
Lester A. Walton, “His Honor the Barber,” New York Age, 3 November 1910, 6. 89. ... Stearns and Stearns, Jazz Dance, 286. ... Robert Hudovernik, “Ziegfeld Girls: The Lights of the Follies,” in Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of ...
Author: Constance Valis Hill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Performing Arts