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

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

Label
Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!! : the life of the world's worst opera singer
Title
Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!!
Title remainder
the life of the world's worst opera singer
Statement of responsibility
Darryl W. Bullock
Title variation
Florence Foster Jenkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 782.1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.J35
LC item number
B85 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!! : the life of the world's worst opera singer, Darryl W. Bullock
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes timeline and discography
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1673108
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781468313741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1673108
  • (Sirsi) 1673108
  • (OCoLC)943645415
Label
Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!! : the life of the world's worst opera singer, Darryl W. Bullock
Publication
Note
Includes timeline and discography
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1673108
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781468313741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1673108
  • (Sirsi) 1673108
  • (OCoLC)943645415

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