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Stars of the American Musical Theater in Historic Photographs

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Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers — the names of composers of great American musicals are household words. But many of the stars who introduced these songwriters' classic triumphs and whose names were on everybody's lips a few decades ago have been all but forgotten. Now, with this book, you can take a fascinating journey into the days when Lillian Russell ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published November 1st 1981 by Dover Publications
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Evan
Not a whole lot to say about this one. It's what it says it is: photos of the major stars of the American musical theatre from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. Each star gets one photo, which in some cases is too bad, but it sticks to its format. For instance, there's one fellow touted as a foremost female impersonator of his day, but there's only one regular publicity portrait of him, not one of him in drag. Each pic has a pithy biographical caption. It's interesting ...more
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