Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!! : the life of the world's worst opera singer / Darryl W. Bullock.
- 3 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.
1 current hold with 5 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown||92 JENKINS (Text)||79361000098966||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
|Monticello-Union Township Public Library - Monticello||782.1092 BULLOCK (Text)||37743002190652||Adult New Book Shelf||Checked out||11/07/2016|
|North Webster Community Public Library - North Webster||92 JEN (Text)||72436000117473||Adult nonfiction||Available||-|
|West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette||782.1092 BUL (Text)||31951004137896||Main Floor - New Arrivals||Checked out||11/08/2016|
|Winchester Community Public Library - Winchester||921 JEN (Text)||76682000141357||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781468313741
- ISBN: 1468313746
- Physical Description: 198 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2016.
|General Note:|| Includes timeline and discography.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Overture -- Welcome to Wilkes-Barre -- Mrs. Doctor Jenkins -- The curious case of the missing will -- Florence and St. Clair -- Flo's a singer -- I hope the boat sinks! -- Meet Mr. McMoon -- Madame makes a record -- Live at Carnegie Hall -- Goodbye -- Finale.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Madame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket: despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score. Her infamous 1940s recordings are still highly-prized today. In his well-researched and thoroughly entertaining biography, Darryl W. Bullock tells of Florence Foster Jenkins meteoric rise to success and the man who stood beside her, through every sharp note. Florence was ridiculed for her poor control of timing, pitch, and tone, and terrible pronunciation of foreign lyrics, but the sheer entertainment value of her caterwauling packed out theatres around the United States, with the 'singer' firmly convinced of her own talent, partly thanks to the devoted attention for her husband and manager St Clair Bayfield. Her story is one of triumph in the face of adversity, courage, conviction and of the belief that with dedication and commitment a true artist can achieve anything,"--Amazon.com.
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