Looking for 800-CEO-READ? That's us! Learn More

Feuding Fan Dancers: Faith Bacon, Sally Rand, and the Golden Age of the Showgirl

Leslie Zemeckis

"Detailed, deeply researched, and compelling. " -- Chicago Tribune "Zemeckis brilliantly captures an era long vanished, filled with stage mothers, slimy producers, devious cons, and classic mobsters that will fascinate fans of the showgirl era.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION

List Price $26.00
1 - 24 $20.80
25 - 99 $18.20
100 - 499 $16.90
500 + $16.38

Quick Quote

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit

$26.00


Book Information

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 9781640091146
ISBN-10: 1640091149
Language: English

Full Description

"Detailed, deeply researched, and compelling." --Chicago Tribune "Zemeckis brilliantly captures an era long vanished, filled with stage mothers, slimy producers, devious cons, and classic mobsters that will fascinate fans of the showgirl era." --Library Journal Some women capture our attention like no others. Faith Bacon and Sally Rand were beautiful blondes from humble backgrounds who shot to fame behind a pair of oversize ostrich fans, but with very different outcomes. Sally Rand would go on to perform for the millions who attended the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, becoming America's sweetheart. Faith Bacon, the Marilyn Monroe of her time--once anointed the "world's most beautiful woman"--would experience the dark side of fame and slip into drug use. It was the golden age of American entertainment, and Bacon and Rand fought their way through the competitive showgirl scene of New York with grit and perseverance. They played peek-a-boo with their lives, allowing their audiences to see only slivers of themselves. A hint of a breast? A forbidden love affair? They were both towering figures, goddesses, icons. Until the world started to change. Little is known about who they really were, until now. Feuding Fan Dancers tells the story of two remarkable women during a tumultuous time in entertainment history. Leslie Zemeckis has pieced together their story and--nearly one hundred years later--both women come alive again.

We have updated our privacy policy. Click here to read our full policy.