Dance of the Sleepwalkers

Dance of the Sleepwalkers

By: Calabria (author)Paperback

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Dance marathons were a phenomenally popular fad during the manic 1920s and depressive 1930s. What began as a craze soon developed into a money-making business which lasted 30 years. Some 20,000 contestants and show personnel participated in these events; audiences, the majority women, totalled in the millions. "A Poor Man's Nightclub," dance marathons were the dog-end of American show business, a bastard form of entertainment which borrowed from vaudeville, burlesque, night club acts and sports.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 15/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780879725709
  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9780879725709
  • weight: 336
  • ISBN10: 0879725702

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