Entertaining women : actresses, dancers, and singers in the Old West / Chris Enss.

This collection of short stories of the women who entertained the West in makeshift theaters and palaces built to showcase the divas who were beloved by emigrants to the "uncivilized" West will feature well-known and lesser known dancers, singers, and actresses and their exploits. Author C...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Enss, Chris, 1961- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Guilford, Connecticut : TwoDot, [2016]
Table of Contents:
  • Catherine Norton Sinclair: the talented actress
  • Adah Menken: the frenzy of Frisco
  • Leslie Carter: the passionate player
  • Catherine Hayes: the Irish prima donna
  • Sarah Kirby Stark: the pioneer manager
  • Charlotte Cushman: the actress in trousers
  • Sarah Bernhardt: the divine Sarah
  • Lillian Russell: the American beauty
  • Helena Modjeska: the Polish phenomenon
  • Matilda Heron: the star of the American theater
  • Mary Anderson: the self-made star
  • Laura Keene: the president's actress
  • Caroline Chapman: the quick-change artists
  • Jeanne Eagels: the screen siren.