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Swing City: Newark Nightlife, 1925-50

£22.99

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Very good condition throughout, pages are bright and unmarked, spine and cover undamaged

The book is based on interviews with musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, bartenders, waitresses, nightclub owners, and their families and is heavily illustrated with rare photographs from the author's personal collection. Barbara J. Kukla presents a musical tour of the city, covering the vaudeville acts, the musicians who started at Newark's Orpheum Theater and went on to join famous bands, and the teenage dancers who started as chorus girls and eventually toured with famous tap dancers. She also describes the house rent parties of the 1930s, the "colored only" clubs, the entertainment at Newark's 1,000 saloons during Prohibition, and the Coleman Hotel where Billie Holiday often stayed.

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Author(s):
Barbara J. Kukla
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0813531160
ISBN-13:
9780813531168
Number of pages:
269
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press

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Very good condition throughout, pages are bright and unmarked, spine and cover undamaged

The book is based on interviews with musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, bartenders, waitresses, nightclub owners, and their families and is heavily illustrated with rare photographs from the author's personal collection. Barbara J. Kukla presents a musical tour of the city, covering the vaudeville acts, the musicians who started at Newark's Orpheum Theater and went on to join famous bands, and the teenage dancers who started as chorus girls and eventually toured with famous tap dancers. She also describes the house rent parties of the 1930s, the "colored only" clubs, the entertainment at Newark's 1,000 saloons during Prohibition, and the Coleman Hotel where Billie Holiday often stayed.

Author(s):
Barbara J. Kukla
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0813531160
ISBN-13:
9780813531168
Number of pages:
269
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press

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