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Vernon and Irene Castle's ragtime revolution

Autor: Eve Golden
Verlag: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
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Vernon and Irene Castle popularized ragtime dancing in the years just before World War I and made dancing a respectable pastime in America. The whisper-thin, elegant Castles were trendsetters in many ways: they traveled with a black orchestra, had an openly lesbian manager, and were animal-rights advocates decades before it became a public issue. Irene was also a fashion innovator, bobbing her hair ten years before  Weiterlesen…
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Golden, Eve.
Vernon and Irene Castle's ragtime revolution.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(DLC) 2007026425
(OCoLC)152559796
Name: Vernon Castle; Irene Castle; Irene Castle; Vernon Castle
Medienart: Biografie, Dokument, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp Internet-Ressource, Computerdatei
Alle Autoren: Eve Golden
ISBN: 9780813172699 0813172691 1283233207 9781283233200 9786613233202 661323320X 0813137608 9780813137605
OCLC-Nummer: 182523081
Sprachhinweis: English.
Beschreibung: 1 online resource (viii, 315 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Inhalt: Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty; 2. About Town; 3. Only Forty-five Minutes from Broadway?; 4. We would be much happier if we just relaxed and enjoyed school life --
5. I could tell by looking at him that he was not my cup of tea --
6. Zowie, the Monarch of Mystery --
7. They liked to test out their guns --
8. Enfin ... une Revue; 9. I saw the fat years ahead --
10. Everybody's Doing It; 11. Two adolescent palm trees --
12. Gowns are more or less a business with me 13. The best dancing music in the world14. More like a pair of schoolchildren --
15. Syncopation rules the nation --
16. The Most Talked About House in New York --
17. Dancing with Vernon was as easy as swimming with water wings --
18. The spirit of success ... oozes from these two young people --
19. The Castles Are Coming! Hooray! Hooray! --
20. We were both miserable on those vaudeville tours --
21. Their enthusiastic followers never ... go to bed at all --
22. Mrs. Castle is exhausted --
23. Castles in the subway, /Castles in the 'L' 24. Oh, give me a gun and let me run to fight the foreign foe25. When I get old I shall be able to tell our children all about the Great War --
26. Kiss all the pets for me, dear --
27. A super motion picture of ... epoch-making magnificence --
28. He was out to see the Kaiser defeated --
29. An hour's pleasant diversion --
30. I Love My Wife, but Oh, You Kid!; 31. Never in my life have I been subjected to such humiliation --
32. His plane dove straight into the ground --
33. Death is nothing to me, sweetheart 34. Robert was sweet, sympathetic, and besides he did all of my bidding35. A well-known dancing dame --
36. Poor Irene Castle. She certainly isn't what she used to be --
37. Jazs, jazz, jazz! ... The paradings of savages --
38. To Chicago high society, she was a chorus girl --
39. Orphans of the Storm; 40. What do you do for an encore to what they had? --
41. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle; 42. Isn't old age awful! --
Appendix: Stage and Film Appearances of Vernon and Irene Castle; Notes; Bibliography; Index; PHOTO INSERT.
Verfasserangabe: Eve Golden.
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Vernon and Irene Castle popularized ragtime dancing in the years just before World War I and made dancing a respectable pastime in America. The Castles were depicted in the Fred Astaire--Ginger  Weiterlesen…

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A commendable peek into fascinating lives

von KarenDFoster (Veröffentlicht von WorldCat-Nutzern/innen 2012-05-10) Sehr gut Permalink

Eve Golden has again taken a famous figure we thought we knew and surprised us with exciting new details. Although the book profiles both Vernon and Irene Castle, king and queen of the ragtime dance craze of the 1910s, it is the latter's fame that endured and which draws the reader to this...
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