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Tap!: The Greatest Tap Dance Stars and Their Stories 1900-1955

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New York 1990 Hardcover First edition, first printing (full number line) A legitimately deaccessioned ex-library copy with usual markings (few numbers to spine, small paper to ... front pastedown, library stamp to front free endpaper, barcode and stamped paper to rear DJ), few marks to very gently worn DJ protected in archival... the greatest tap dance stars and their stories, 1900-1955. Quarto in black DJ; 331 p, b&w illus; 26 cm. Dancers--United States--Biography. || Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (Jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses more on the dance, and is widely performed as a part of musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses more on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the Jazz tradition. Read more Show Less

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Frank's much-needed and most entertaining book, an oral and pictorial history of tap dance, documents the stories of 30 legendary, living performers. The format is excellent. There are personal interviews with and descriptions of headliners as well as chorus dancers, representing every aspect of the dance form. The interviews--the book's most valuable feature--are filled with delightful anecdotes about such dancers as Bill ``Bojangles'' Robinson, Ruby Keeler, Vilma and Buddy Ebsen, Donald O'Connor, Bunny Briggs, Gene and Fred Kelly, and Ann Miller. Each chapter contains uncommon theater, film, and publicity photographs. The excellent appendixes include an alphabetical list of tap dancers and a filmography, discography, and glossary. Frank is a tap dancer and producer. Her exciting work captures the human dimension and passion of these tap dancing legends and is also a tribute to them. Highly recommended for tap and dance aficionados as well as general readers.-- Charles E. Kratz, Hofstra Univ. Lib., Hempstead, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688089498
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/1990
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 352

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