Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay (Hardback)
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Short Description for Queen of Vaudeville Queen of Vaudeville is the first-ever biography of Eva Tanguay, the most famous star of the American vaudeville theater and perhaps the most popular live entertainer in the United States from about 1910 to 1920.
- Published: 11 September 2012
- Format: Hardback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780801449703 ISBN 10: 0801449707
- Sales rank: 1,064,555
Reviews for Queen of Vaudeville
FASCINATING BIO OF A LONG-FORGOTTEN ENTERTAINER
Before Lady Gaga, before Madonna, even before Mae West, there was Eva Tanguay. Eva who??? The once Queen of Vaudeville, the biggest star of early-twentieth century America, is now largely forgotten. Until now, no biography had ever been written about her. With the exception of a highly-fictionalized movie made in the 1940s, Hollywood has forgotten her as well. Andrew Erdman discovered old newspaper clippings about Eva while researching his doctoral dissertation. Unlike many early stars, Eva left little documentation of her life and no memoirs. This biography required a decade of intensive research on the part of the author, and his effort shows. This is a fascinating story of an entertainer ahead of her time.
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