This biography of vaudeville comedian Joe Frisco captures the world of show business in its transition from the heyday of vaudeville through film and radio to the early years of television. As Paul M. Levitt tells us, Joe Frisco in his day was so famous for his jazz dance thatF. Scott Fitzgerald mentions him when describing one of Gatsby s parties: "Suddenly one of these gypsies in trembling opal seizes a cocktail out of the air, dumps it down for courage and moving her hands like Frisco dances out alone on the canvas ...

Joe Frisco: Comic, Jazz Dancer, and Railbird 1999, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809322411

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Joe Frisco: Comic, Jazz Dancer, and Railbird 1999, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809322404

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