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Ethel Merman: A Life - Kellow, Brian
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2007, ISBN: 0670018295

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[EAN: 9780670018291], [PU: Viking Adult], Biography & Autobiography|Entertainment & Performing Arts, Biography & Autobiography|General, This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: A clear-eyed, perceptive take on the reign of Queen Ethel of Broadway. An editor at Opera News and an entertainment reporter and biographer, Kellow nimbly sidesteps the booby traps other writers have hit while writing about Ethel Merman. Though he gives her temperament its due, he admirably avoids overloading his account with tales of a sometime-outrageous diva. He places Merman's ascendancy and success in the context of 20th-century New York City. Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and others provided the scores, and their confluence created such classics as Girl Crazy, Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy. Content at center stage on Broadway, Merman was less happy out of town. Hollywood, in particular, was not her place, as evidenced by the middling films she lensed at Warner Bros. and Paramount. She did score, at least with city audiences, with the film version of Call Me Madam, but losing the main role in the film adaptation of her Broadway triumph Gypsy to Rosalind Russell was a major career disappointment. For Merman, happiness clearly began when the curtain went up. A headstrong, outspoken only child, Merman, notes Kellow, saw only in black and white, a worldview that gave her considerable force onstage but sabotaged four marriages. Her melancholy demise found her down in the depths of the Upper East Side, alone with the ashes of her parents, one ex-husband and Ethel Jr., a daughter whose death may have been an "accidental suicide." Kellow displays a keen sense of how and why Merman worked, and his profile of her personal life is an aching refrain worthy of the musical Follies. Kirkus Reviews

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[EAN: 9780670018291], Neubuch, [PU: Viking Adult], Biography & Autobiography|Entertainment & Performing Arts, Biography & Autobiography|General, Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A clear-eyed, perceptive take on the reign of Queen Ethel of Broadway. An editor at Opera News and an entertainment reporter and biographer, Kellow nimbly sidesteps the booby traps other writers have hit while writing about Ethel Merman. Though he gives her temperament its due, he admirably avoids overloading his account with tales of a sometime-outrageous diva. He places Merman's ascendancy and success in the context of 20th-century New York City. Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and others provided the scores, and their confluence created such classics as Girl Crazy, Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy. Content at center stage on Broadway, Merman was less happy out of town. Hollywood, in particular, was not her place, as evidenced by the middling films she lensed at Warner Bros. and Paramount. She did score, at least with city audiences, with the film version of Call Me Madam, but losing the main role in the film adaptation of her Broadway triumph Gypsy to Rosalind Russell was a major career disappointment. For Merman, happiness clearly began when the curtain went up. A headstrong, outspoken only child, Merman, notes Kellow, saw only in black and white, a worldview that gave her considerable force onstage but sabotaged four marriages. Her melancholy demise found her down in the depths of the Upper East Side, alone with the ashes of her parents, one ex-husband and Ethel Jr., a daughter whose death may have been an "accidental suicide." Kellow displays a keen sense of how and why Merman worked, and his profile of her personal life is an aching refrain worthy of the musical Follies. Kirkus Reviews

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A biography equal to the outsized personality of one of Broadwayas best-loved stars From her breakout rendition of George Gershwinas aI Got Rhythma in 1930 to her triumphant performance as "Gypsy"as Mama Rose in 1959, Ethel Merman defined Broadway stardom for two generations of music lovers. Mermanas singing voiceabrassy, penetrating, and undeniably Americanahas transcended genre and era to become a cultural icon. As an entertainer she burned with unstoppable energy. Offstage she was the original diva, a woman who knew what she wanted and brooked no interference. Her spats and frequently off-color zingers have become part of theater lore. In this entertaining and authoritative biography, Brian Kellow traces Mermanas life from her childhood in Queens, New York, through her three decades at the peak of Broadway celebrity. In an era dominated by outsized personalities and egos, none was more vibrant and powerful than Mermanas, yet beneath the tough-dame image was an enormously vulnerable and often lonely woman. Kellowas book, which includes recollections from more than 120 of Mermanas friends, colleagues, and family members, stands as the definitive biography and an affectionate portrait of an unforgettable star. Fans of Broadway history and of the great Ethel Merman will find Kellowas biography an irresistible read. Ethel Merman: A Life Kellow, Brian, Viking Books

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More than twenty years after her death, Ethel Merman continues to set the standard for American musical theater. The stories about the supremely talented, famously strong-willed, fearsomely blunt, and terrifyingly exacting woman are stuff of legend. But who was Ethel Agnes Z immermann, really? Brian Kellow’s definitive biography of the great Merman is superb, and the first account to examine both the artist and the woman with as much critical rigor as empathy. Through dozens of interviews with her colleagues, friends, and family members, Kellow traces the arc of her life and her thirty-year singing career to reveal many surprising facts about Broadway’s biggest star. arts and literature,arts music and photography,biographies,broadway and musicals,composers and musicians,entertainers,humor and entertainment,performing arts,specific groups,theater Entertainers, Viking Adult

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Ethel Merman: A Life

In this entertaining and authoritative biography, Kellow traces Ethel Mermans life from her childhood in Queens through her three decades at the peak of Broadway celebrity. Featuring recollections from more than 120 of Mermans friends, colleagues, and family members, Kellow presents an affectionate portrait of an unforgettable star.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780670018291
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0670018295
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Publishing year: 2007
Publisher: Viking Adult

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