The Boys from Syracuse: The Shuberts' Theatrical Empire

The Boys from Syracuse: The Shuberts' Theatrical Empire

By: Foster Hirsch (author)Paperback

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From 1905 to the crash of 1929, Sam Shubert (1874-1905) and his brothers Lee (1874-1953) and J. J. (1878-1963), despite poor beginnings and near-illiteracy, created a theater monopoly unrivaled in history. Their ruthless business tactics and showmanship made 42nd Street the heart of American popular theater and won them the most sought-after stars of the day, including Al Jolson, Carmen Miranda, Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Mae West, and Fred Astaire.

About Author

Foster Hirsch, a professor of film at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, is the author of Dark Side of the Screen, A Method to Their Madness, and Detours and Lost Highways, among many other books.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780815411031
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 374
  • ID: 9780815411031
  • weight: 513
  • ISBN10: 0815411030

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