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The Grand Gypsy A Memoir

Author : Ottavio Gesmundo
ISBN : 9781483448954
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What do Adolf Hitler, Mahatma Gandhi, and Ed Sullivan have in common? Ottavio Canestrelli crossed paths with each. He performed with the Krone Circus in Italy and Germany from 1922 to 1924 on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power; he witnessed a rally for Mahatma Gandhi in India in 1931; and he appeared twice on the Ed Sullivan Show during the 1960s. In The Grand Gypsy, Canestrelli, with his grandson, Ottavio Gesmundo, tells the story of a man who witnessed historical events as he toured with his family through five continents and countless nations, including experiences fighting in World War I and the excavation of the Sphinx in Egypt. It shares memories of life in the circus, filled with daring feats and tragic mishaps. With over one hundred and seventy historical photographs included, this memoir chronicles a circus dynasty from the late nineteenth-century in Europe to the new millennium in the United States.

Gypsy

Author : Gypsy Rose Lee
ISBN : 1883319951
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This autobiography follows Gypsy Rose Lee from her childhood in vaudeville to her career as the queen of burlesque

Gypsy

Author : Rachel Shteir
ISBN : 9780300142457
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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A true icon of America at a turning point in its history, Gypsy Rose Lee was the firstand the onlystripper to become a household name, write novels, and win the adulation of intellectuals, bankers, socialites, and ordinary Americans. Her outrageous blend of funny-smart sex symbol with the aura of high cultureshe boasted that she liked to read Great Books and listen to classical music while taking off her clothes on-stageinspired a musical, memoirs, a portrait by Max Ernst, and a species of rose. Gypsy is the first book about Gypsy Rose Lees life, fame, and place in America not written by a family member, and it reveals her deep impact on the social and cultural transformations taking shape during her life. Rachel Shteir, author of the prize-winning Striptease, gives us Gypsys story from her arrival in New York in 1931 to her sojourns in Hollywood, her friendships and rivalries with writers and artists, the Sondheim musical, family memoirs that retold her history in divergent ways, and a television biopic currently in the making. With verve, audacity, and native guile, Gypsy Rose Lee moved striptease from the margins of American life to Broadway, Hollywood, and Main Street. Gypsy tells how she did it, and why.

Let S Go To The Grand

Author : Sheila M.F. Johnston
ISBN : 9781770704350
Genre : Performing Arts
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"A fascinating history of a wonderful old theatre." - Hume Cronyn In September of 1901 London’s New Grand Opera House flung open its doors. Boasting a beautiful interior design, and with the most modern stage equipment available, the theatre was large enough to accommodate over 1,700 patrons and the largest touring shows of the time. With impresario Ambrose J. Small at the helm, a new era in theatrical entertainment began. Throughout the next hundred years, the Grand Theatre hosted everything from stock companies to minstrel shows, from vaudeville to star-studded productions. The celebrated amateur theatre company, London Little Theatre, made The Grand its home for decades. As Canadian theatre came into its own in the 1970s, The Grand embraced professional theatre status. Throughout all these changes The Grand has remained London’s "Grand Old Lady of Richmond Street." Legendary performers from the past, including the Marks Brothers, Anna Pavlova and John Gielgud have graced its vast stage, as have such contemporary stage stars as Hume Cronyn, William Hutt and Martha Henry. This extensively researched book, lavishly illustrated, lovingly documents the life of The Grand. Theatre stories from every decade of The Grand’s colourful life abound throughout. To read this book is to come to know London’s Grand Theatre in all its architectural splendour and its legacy in Canadian theatre history.

American Gypsy

Author : Oksana Marafioti
ISBN : 9781429945264
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A vivid and funny memoir about growing up Gypsy and becoming American Fifteen-year-old Oksana Marafioti is a Gypsy. This means touring with the family band from the Mongolian deserts to the Siberian tundra. It means getting your hair cut in "the Lioness." It also means enduring sneering racism from every segment of Soviet society. Her father is determined that his girls lead a better, freer life. In America! Also, he wants to play guitar with B. B. King. And cure cancer with his personal magnetism. All of this he confides to the woman at the American embassy, who inexplicably allows the family entry. Soon they are living on the sketchier side of Hollywood. What little Oksana and her sister, Roxy, know of the United States they've learned from MTV, subcategory George Michael. It doesn't quite prepare them for the challenges of immigration. Why are the glamorous Kraft Singles individually wrapped? Are the little soaps in the motels really free? How do you protect your nice new boyfriend from your opinionated father, who wants you to marry decently, within the clan? In this affecting, hilarious memoir, Marafioti cracks open the secretive world of the Roma and brings the absurdities, miscommunications, and unpredictable victories of the immigrant experience to life. With unsentimentally perfect pitch, American Gypsy reveals how Marafioti adjusted to her new life in America, one slice of processed cheese at a time.

The Desultory Man By The Author Of Richelieu The Gypsy G P R James Etc

Author : George Payne Rainsford James
ISBN : BL:A0019446125
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Gypsy

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Forrest Theatre, Barry M. Brown, Fritz Holt, Edgar Lansbury, Joseph Beruh present Angela Lansbury in "Gypsy," a musical fable, book by Arthur Laurents, also starring Rex Robbins, Zan Charisse, Mary Louise Wilson with Gloria Rossi, Maureen Moore, John Sheridan, John C. Becher, Sally Cooke, Denny Dillon, Lisa Peluso, Don Potter, Ed Riley, Charles Rule, Richard J. Sabellico and Bonnie Langford as Baby June, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, original N.Y. production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, suggested by Gypsy Rose Lee, settings and lighting by Robert Randolph, costumes by Raoul Pene Du Bois, choreography reproduced by Robert Tucker, musical director Marc Pressel, Miss Lansbury's costumes designed by Robert Mackintosh, directed by Arthur Laurents.

Memoirs

Author : Charles Godfrey Leland
ISBN : OSU:32435007390099
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Fasig S Tales Of The Turf

Author : William Benjamin Fasig
ISBN : MINN:31951001621127M
Genre : Horse racing
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J Gypsy Lore Soc

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ISBN : PSU:000049704167
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