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To Dance on Sands: The Life and Art of Death Valley's Marta Becket

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An autobiography of Marta Becket, artist, dancer, and performer, and subject of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Amargosa. From her childhood in bohemian New York of the 1920s and 30s to her career as a painter, dancer and chorus performer on Broadway and television, it tells the story of the many ups and downs she faced.
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Stephens Press (first published 2006)
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Izabella Blue
May 02, 2013 Izabella Blue rated it it was amazing
Did you know that she is still alive, living in the desert Death Valley National Park.
She stopped dancing & her last perfomance was in 2012, but she still shares her stories in her little theatre in the desert to the few who come to see her. Its so bittersweet.
You can see her, her art, her beautiful handpainted theatre at The Amargosa Opera House
http://www.amargosa-opera-house.com/

She also has a wonderful little DVD out if you are a fan
http://youtu.be/ZkIS6_nIEtQ

LOVE LOVE this woman, what
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Kelly McCubbin
Nov 11, 2013 Kelly McCubbin rated it really liked it
More a memento than a great autobiography, this still charms and allows you to revisit a time when Americans could still be eccentric without fear of scorn or retribution. Marta seems a lovely woman who has done things precisely the way her heart has led her to.
Jessica Pendez
Apr 08, 2015 Jessica Pendez rated it liked it
This was an enjoyable quick read. I picked up a signed copy at Death Valley Junction last Wednesday and finished it today, 1 week later. I now want to see a performance at the Amaragosa Opera House more than ever.
emily
Apr 25, 2010 emily rated it liked it
The Amargosa Opera house is a beautiful place.
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