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Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!! : the life of the world's worst opera singer / Darryl W. Bullock.

Bullock, Darryl W. author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

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 -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781468313741
  • ISBN: 1468313746
  • Physical Description: 198 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

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,"
Subject: Jenkins, Florence Foster, 1868-1944.
Women singers > United States > Biography.
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