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by Paul M Levitt,Bing CROSBY,Ed Lowry

  • ISBN: 0809322404
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Paul M Levitt,Bing CROSBY,Ed Lowry
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (August 4, 1999)
  • Pages: 184 pages
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  • Rating: 4.2
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase. This biography of vaudeville comedian Joe Frisco captures the world of show business in its transition from the heyday of vaudeville through film and radio to the early years of television.

Start by marking Joe Frisco: Comic, Jazz Dancer, and Railbird as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. As Paul M. Levitt tells us, Joe Frisco in his day was so famous for his jazz dance that F. Scott Fitzgerald mentions him when describing one of Gatsby’s parties: "Suddenly one of these g This biography of vaudeville comedian Joe Frisco captures the world of show business in its transition from the heyday of vaudeville through film and radio to the.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Joe Frisco: Comic, Jazz Dancer, and Railbird. By Charlie Foy, Ed Lowry, Paul M. Levitt. Scott Fitzgerald mentions him when describing one of Gatsby's parties: "Suddenly one of these gypsies in trembling opal seizes a cocktail out of the air, dumps it down for courage and moving her hands like Frisco dances out alone on the canvas.

Bing Crosby was a friend of Frisco's, and was constantly lending hm money/. Retrieved 6 July 2015. Lowry, Ed; Foy, Charlie; and Levitt, Paul M. (1999) Joe Frisco: Comic, Jazz Dancer, and Railbird. ISBN 978-0-8093-2241-1). Frisco stuttered, but could recite scripted dialogue without impairment, although he was illiterate.

His popular jazz dance act (called by some the "Jewish Charleston") was a choreographed series of shuffles, camel walks and . Joe Frisco: Comic, Jazz Dancer, and Railbird, by Ed Lowry, Charlie Foy, Paul M. Levitt (1999), (ISBN 978-0-8093-2241-1).

His popular jazz dance act (called by some the "Jewish Charleston") was a choreographed series of shuffles, camel walks and turns. It was usually performed to Darktown Strutters' Ball. It, or at least a minute or so of it, can be seen in the film Atlantic City (1944).

Joe Frisco vaudeville comedian and dancer. Mr Rug Cutter - Joe Frisco is dancing the Darktown Strutters Ball. Not George Carlin, George CARL weird odd vaudeville silent stand-up.

Joe Frisco: Comic, Jazz Dancer, and Railbird, by Ed Lowry, Charlie Foy, Paul M. Levitt (1999) . Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby was an American singer and actor. His early career coincided with recording innovations that allowed him to.

Joe Frisco was an American vaudeville performer who first made his name on stage as a jazz dancer, but later incorporated .

Joe Frisco was an American vaudeville performer who first made his name on stage as a jazz dancer, but later incorporated his stuttering voice to his act and became a popular comedian. Born Louis Wilson Joseph (Milan, Illinois, November 4, 1889), Frisco was a mainstay on the vaudeville circuit in the 1920s and 1930s. He made his Broadway debut in the Florenz Ziegfeld Follies in 1918.

This biography of vaudeville comedian Joe Frisco captures the world of show business in its transition from the heyday of vaudeville through film and radio to the early years of television.

As Paul M. Levitt tells us, Joe Frisco in his day was so famous for his jazz dance that F. Scott Fitzgerald mentions him when describing one of Gatsby’s parties: "Suddenly one of these gypsies in trembling opal seizes a cocktail out of the air, dumps it down for courage and moving her hands like Frisco dances out alone on the canvas platform."

Seeking to reintroduce this spontaneous and original wit to us, Levitt transforms the manuscript left by Frisco’s fellow entertainers Ed Lowry and Charlie Foy into a book as entertaining as the great comic himself. It follows Frisco’s career from his beginnings in Chicago on the midwestern circuit, through his New York heyday in vaudeville theatres and nightclubs, to his final years in Los Angeles when first film and then television came to dominate show business. Lowry and Foy, both vaudeville insiders, describe Frisco’s world, with its hotels, theatres, restaurants, clubs, racetracks, and, not least, its famous people—Flo Ziegfeld, W. C. Fields, Walter Winchell, George Jessel, Bing Crosby (who contributed the foreword to this book), even William Randolph Hearst.

Ed Lowry bought a mail-order course at fourteen, taught himself to dance, and launched a half-century career in theatre. Charlie Foy, the second child in the family troupe known as "Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Foys," shared an apartment and the stage with Joe Frisco for several years.


Reviews about Joe Frisco: Comic, Jazz Dancer, and Railbird (2):
Dikus
It is an enjoyable read for someone who is interested in the vaudeville era(such as myself).Unfortunately the book is void of ANY pictures of Joe Frisco (most biographies have some!) just like the King Of The Half Hour,which is the bio of Nat Hiken.There are many shots of Joe Frisco that could have been used to help illustrate his performances which are sadly lost to the mist of what was once a great era. I did enjoy the book though being a fan of Joe Frisco and his acheivements in wit, comedy and dance.
Hystana
Interesting read..

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