The Boys from Syracuse: The Shuberts' Theatrical Empire

The Boys from Syracuse: The Shuberts' Theatrical Empire

by Foster Hirsch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815411030

ISBN-13: 9780815411031

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815411031
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
1ST COOPER
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Prologue: The Last Shubert1
1.The Boys in Syracuse9
2.Sam Shubert Goes to Town33
3.Lee and J. J., Front and Center53
4.Power Plays95
5.The Long-Distance Runners123
6.All in the Family163
7.The Man in the Blue Serge Suit213
8.The Fall of the House of Shubert245
9.The Lawyers265
Notes293
Bibliography327
Index335

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