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Eddie Cantor: A Life in Show Business
In an era dominated by the likes of W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, and Laurel and Hardy, no entertainer was more popular over a long period of time than Eddie Cantor. At various times he was the most celebrated performer on the vaudeville circuit, on Broadway, and in radio, television and film. Today many film historians ignore the contributions of Cantor. Unlike his ...more
Hardcover, 430 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by McFarland & Company
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Kosekuk did as he stated he would do—catalogue Eddie Cantor's show business career without revealing any warts (warts being my word not and not Koseluk's.) I finished the book hungry for a portrait of Cantor as a complete man and, given the passage of time, that portrait may never be written. I did learn a bit about "entertainment" in the first half of the 20th Century but, again, I was hungry for a more polished narrative regarding the world within which Cantor worked. This is the only book, as ...more