The Showgirl Costume: An Illustrated History

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    Fashion is synonymous with change yet the iconic showgirl costume--feathers, sparkle and revealing clothes--has remained largely unchanged since the early 20th century. Beginning in the 1800s, a couture of the risque evolved from Paris nightclubs to Las Vegas casinos. The concept of glamour itself was based on what Parisian courtesans and burlesque performers wore. A tall pretty girl with headdress, nude core with spangles, high heels and dramati... [Read More]

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  • ISBN: 1476671745
  • Manufacturer: McFarland
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    • Best Choice - #1 Vaudeville Costume History
    • Checked on 01/11/2019
    • Based on 24 Reviews
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    Jeanne Devereaux, Prima Ballerina of Vaudeville and Broadway: "She Ran Between the Raindrops"

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      International vaudeville star and Broadway prima ballerina Jeanne Devereaux performed for millions across America and Europe from age eleven until her retirement at forty. A headliner at Radio City Music Hall, she led a large group of performers on one of the first USO Camp Shows tours to Japan. Born Jean Helman, she entered showbiz as a dancing trouper performing in palatial theaters and was one of the last vaudevillians surviving into the 2010s... [Read More]

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    • ISBN: 1476666946
    • Manufacturer: McFarland & Company
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      • Best Choice - #2 Vaudeville Costume History
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      • Based on 60 Reviews
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      King of Jazz (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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        Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows of the time to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral nu... [Read More]

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      • UPC: 715515212618
      • Brand: Criterion
      • Manufacturer: Criterion Collection
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        • Best Choice - #3 Vaudeville Costume History
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        • Based on 16 Reviews
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        Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

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          • Best Choice - #4 Vaudeville Costume History
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          The Queens of Burlesque: Vintage Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s (Schiffer Pictorial Essay)

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            For the first time, stunning images of the women of the burlesque stage are gathered together in one great volume. In period photographs the timeless beauty of those exotic women who titillated, teased, and sometimes tortured their audiences is captured and celebrated. These memorable images make it clear that, when it comes to a beautiful body and a gorgeous face, tastes change very little. And just as in the past, the imagination is encouraged ... [Read More]

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          • ISBN: 9780764304491
          • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing
          • Manufacturer: Schiffer Publishing
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            • Best Choice - #5 Vaudeville Costume History
            • Checked on 01/11/2019
            • Based on 14 Reviews
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            Out-Of-Style: A Modern Perspective of How, Why and When Vintage Fashions Evolved

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              Fascinated by fashion design and fashion history?  Love vintage clothes & costume?  Interested in Genealogy and how to time-date old family photos through fashion?  Want a beloved fashion coffee table book filled with gems of social history?  Need a stylish gift?Winner of FIVE AWARDS for Best Book ● 2017 rave video review by Jack Canfield of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" ●  Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2013 ● 2016 Hollywood ... [Read More]

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            • UPC: 000983576165
            • ISBN: 0983576165
            • Brand: Brand: Flashback Publishing
            • Manufacturer: Flashback Publishing
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              • Best Choice - #6 Vaudeville Costume History
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              • Based on 13 Reviews
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              26 Classic The Marx Brothers Famous Comedians Old Time Radio Broadcasts on DVD (over 4 hours 12 minutes running time)

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              • 26 Classic Old Time Radio
              • Over 4 hours 12 minutes running

              This unique old time radio DVD collectible features 26 digitized reels of classic The Marx Brothers Famous Comedians radio broadcasts and over 4 hours 12 minutes of total running time on 1 DVD. Take a journey back through radio broadcasting history with this large audio library of OTR memorabilia. The golden age of old time radio has been rescued, digitized, and packaged into a gift set that any classic radio lover can appreciate. The DVD opens a... [Read More]

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            • UPC: 844896004229
            • Brand: Quality Information Publishers, Inc.
            • Manufacturer: Quality Information Publishers, Inc.
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              • Best Choice - #7 Vaudeville Costume History
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              Comic Venus: Women and Comedy in American Silent Film (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)

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                For many people the term "silent comedy" conjures up images of Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp, Buster Keaton's Stoneface, or Harold Lloyd hanging precariously from the side of a skyscraper. Even people who have never seen a silent film can recognize these comedians at a glance. But what about the female comedians? Gale Henry, Louise Fazenda, Colleen Moore, Constance Talmadge-these and numerous others were wildly popular during the silent film era... [Read More]

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              • ISBN: 0814345298
              • Manufacturer: Wayne State University Press
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                • Best Choice - #8 Vaudeville Costume History
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                Max Beckmann in New York

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                  An up close and personal look at the life and work of a major 20th-century artist The prominent German Expressionist painter Max Beckmann (1884–1950) is known for allegorical, autobiographical works that capture the doom and grotesquerie of World War I and the subsequent rise of Nazism. In 1937, under threat by the Nazi regime (which featured Beckmann’s work prominently in the notorious “Degenerate Art” exhibition that year), he and his w... [Read More]

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                • ISBN: 1588396002
                • Brand: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
                • Manufacturer: Metropolitan Museum of Art
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                  • Best Choice - #9 Vaudeville Costume History
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                  • Based on 86 Reviews
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                  Carter Beats the Devil

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                  • ISBN: 0786867345
                  • Color: Multi Color
                  • Brand: Morris Costumes
                  • Size: One Size
                  • Manufacturer: Hyperion
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                    • Best Choice - #10 Vaudeville Costume History
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                    • Based on 21 Reviews
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                    Betsy Ross Heroes In History Child Costume

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                  • Model: 134083
                  • Color: RedRed/Blue
                  • Size: S
                  • She was entrusted with making our country's first flag! This patriotic Betsy Ross Heroes in History child costume includes a mop cap, red and white dress and blue apron with white stars. Does not include

                    Frederick Douglass Black History School Report Wig Beard Costume Accessory Kit

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                  • Model: 74611
                  • Color: Multicolormulti
                  • Size: One Sizeone size
                  • ImportedHand WashHeroes in history instant disguise kit for Frederick DouglassIncludes wig and beardOne size fits mostCelebrate the past with a range of heroes in history kits available, from Thomas Jefferson to Beethoven and moreMade by forum novelties, a leader in costumes and novelty products for more than 30 yearsHeroes in history instant disguise kit for frederick douglass includes wig and beard. For more than 30 years, Forum Novelties has been a leader in the costume industry, as well as the joke, trick, magic, and novelty gift item business. Forum offers over 8,000 items to choose from, ranging from baby costumes,

                    Betsy Ross Heroes In History Child Costume - Size Small

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                  • Color: Multicolor
                  • Size: 4-6
                  • This patriotic costume includes a Betsy Ross cap, red white colonial influenced dress, and blue apron with white stars. 100% Polyester, exclusive of trim. Quantity and size of white stars on aprons may vary slightly. Glasses and shoe buckles sold

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                    Andrew Erdman on "Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay"