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Popular Culture January 2014
"He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas."
~ John Ruskin (1819-1900), English art critic
 
New and Recently Released!
Fosse - by Sam Wasson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/05/2013
Share Fosse ISBN-13: 9780547553290
ISBN-10: 0547553293
Bob Fosse, the legendary dancer, choreographer, screenwriter, and director, died in 1987, but his innovations live on in his work, such as the film Cabaret, for which he won an Oscar (the same year, he also won a Tony and an Emmy). Providing full context for his professional career and showing us his relationships with others -- his wives, his dancers, and his friends -- author Sam Wasson presents a "scintillating biography" (Publishers Weekly) that, even at 750 pages, "ends too soon" (Booklist).
Traveling Entertainment of Yore
American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee - by Karen Abbott
Publisher: Random House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/28/2010
Share American Rose%3a A Nation Laid Bare%3a The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee ISBN-13: 9781400066919
ISBN-10: 1400066913
Gypsy Rose Lee survived an appalling childhood in vaudeville to become a star known far beyond the burlesque stage. In this "fast-paced, funny, flavorful reckoning with a unique American icon" (Kirkus Reviews), author Karen Abbott offers far more than "just" a biography -- she provides context for Gypsy's life and brings the people of the era to life, including the Tammany Hall politicians, gangsters, and theater promoters who surrounded Gypsy, and the Minsky brothers, who popularized burlesque in the 1930s.
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