Showtime at the Apollo

Showtime at the Apollo

Book - 1983
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For close to sixty years the Apollo Theatre in the heart of Harlem has been one of America's foremost cultural institutions, a top showcase for black entertainers and a launching pad for some of the greatest talents of our time: Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughan, and Richard Pryor are just a few. Ted Fox has written a unique and lively history of the very special combination of people and atmosphere at the Apollo; he lets the theatre's stars tell a large part of the story through personal anecdotes, augmented by a splendid array of rare pictures. The author also discusses the evolution of black cultural forms in music and comedy, and in so doing preserves routines, Apollo trademarks, and backstage lore that might otherwise be lost. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, c1983
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780030605338
0030605334
Call Number: 792.073 F833s
Characteristics: xii, 322 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm

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