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Women Who Charmed the West.

Seagraves, Anne.

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ISBN 10: 0961908823 / ISBN 13: 9780961908829
Published by Wesanne Publications, Lakeport, CA, 1991
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
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xxi, 176pp, bibliography, num bw ills. Very slight edge wear to covers, small crease at bottom of front cover. Legendary actresses from the Victorian era of the late 1880s to the turn of the century are brought front and center in this entertaining book. Includes famous stars such as Lillie Langtry; Sarah Berhardt; Lillian Russell and Maude Adams. With descriptive text and elegant photos, the author successfully reopens the lives of these remarkable women, who not only entertained audiences of the American West, but charmed them. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 008884

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Title: Women Who Charmed the West.

Publisher: Wesanne Publications, Lakeport, CA

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Paperback.

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Legendary actresses of the past are brought front & center in this lively, entertaining book. From the Victorian era of the 1800s through the turn-of-the-century, famous stars like Lillian Russell, Sarah Bernhardt, Maude Adams, & Lillie Langtry provided the real glitz & glitter of yesterday's stage. Their careers revolved around New York, which was recognized as the theatrical capital of America. Its flashy variety houses, elegant theaters, & sophisticated audiences were a large draw. In the East, however, ladies of the stage were considered, by many women, to be immoral or "sinful". Society matrons would stand in line for hours to see an actress perform, but rarely invited her to enter their homes. In the frontier towns & cities of the West, though, these talented artists were received with friendliness & respect...& while playing the West, the actresses not only entertained their audiences-- they charmed them! "Women Who Charmed the West" is well written, professionally designed, & illustrated with elegant photographs. The author in a highly accessible way, successfully re-opens the lives of these remarkable women. With lively stories, she allows the famous actresses of yesterday to stroll once more across the stage of time.

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