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Author Bullock, Darryl W., author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Overlook Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Jenkins,F BUL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 198 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note Includes timeline and discography.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index.
Contents 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 "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. 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.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Socialites -- United States -- Biography.
Added Title Florence Foster Jenkins
ISBN 9781468313741

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