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The Resource The boys from Syracuse : the Shuberts' theatrical empire, Foster Hirsch

The boys from Syracuse : the Shuberts' theatrical empire, Foster Hirsch

Label
The boys from Syracuse : the Shuberts' theatrical empire
Title
The boys from Syracuse
Title remainder
the Shuberts' theatrical empire
Statement of responsibility
Foster Hirsch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The sons of a religious fanatic, the Shubert brothers from Syracuse - Sam, Lee, and J.J. - "seemed unlikely casting for the most ruthless titans in the history of American theatre," notes biographer Foster Hirsch. But since the turn of the century, the Shuberts and their heirs have exercised on unequaled power over Broadway and the road, and not until now has there been a complete account of their lives and the evolution of their business
  • During their heyday from 1905 to the crash of 1929, the Shuberts presented a dozen or more shows each season in New York and twice that number on tour, featuring the most respected and sought-after stars of the day: Al Jolson, Richard Mansfield, Beatrice Lillie, Carmen Miranda, Lillian Russell, Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Mae West, Fred Astaire, and the Three Stooges, among many others. They also worked with famed vaudeville team Olson and Johnson on Hellzapoppin' and with Sigmund Romberg, their in-house composer, on The Student Prince and Blossom Time, among the biggest financial successes in the history of the American theatre
  • Nearly illiterate, the Shuberts conquered commercial theatre, in part because rivals saw them as malaprop-spouting yokels from Syracuse who posed no threat. They were excellent businessmen who seldom financed their enterprises with their own money and who instinctively understood star power. The story of the Shuberts is an epic tale of business successes and shenanigans on an enormous scale. Embellished with original interview material, this chronicle is a major contribution to the history of the American theatre and is certain to become an essential reference work
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hirsch, Foster
Dewey number
  • 792/.0232/09227471
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2285
LC item number
.H56 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Theatrical producers and directors
  • Theater
  • Shubert, Lee
  • Shubert, Sam S
  • Shubert, Jacob J
  • Schubert family
  • Shubert Organization
Label
The boys from Syracuse : the Shuberts' theatrical empire, Foster Hirsch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Fall of the House of Shubert
  • The Lawyers
  • Prologue: The Last Shubert
  • The Boys in Syracuse
  • Sam Shubert Goes to Town
  • Lee and J.J., Front and Center
  • Power Plays
  • The Long-Distance Runners
  • All in the Family
  • The Man in the Blue Serge Suit
Control code
37527544
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809321568
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97031231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The boys from Syracuse : the Shuberts' theatrical empire, Foster Hirsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Fall of the House of Shubert
  • The Lawyers
  • Prologue: The Last Shubert
  • The Boys in Syracuse
  • Sam Shubert Goes to Town
  • Lee and J.J., Front and Center
  • Power Plays
  • The Long-Distance Runners
  • All in the Family
  • The Man in the Blue Serge Suit
Control code
37527544
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809321568
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97031231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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