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Michael Kilgarriff - Grace, Beauty and Banjos - 9781840021165 - V9781840021165
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Grace, Beauty and Banjos

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Description for Grace, Beauty and Banjos Paperback. A backstage look at music hall, variety and vaudeville, illustrated with the posters and the photographs of thetime. Num Pages: 320 pages, facsimiles, , portraits. BIC Classification: ASZH; BG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 237 x 160 x 25. Weight in Grams: 626.
Peculiar Lives and Strange Times of Music Hall and Variety Artistes. What was the vulgar dressing-room practice of Jack Haig, Nutty but Nice, that so dismayed his fellow artists? How did the mysterious Werth, Banana Skin and Stone Manipulator, display his art? What anatomical peculiarity was enjoyed, although never displayed, by Stanelli and his Hornchestra? Find out the answers to these and other fascinating conundrums in this saucy backstage look at music hall, variety and vaudeville, illustrated with the posters and photographs of the time.

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About Michael Kilgarriff
Born in 1937 Brighton, Sussex; educated Xaverian College, Preston Park, Brighton. 1953-6 worked as junior clerk for Barclays Bank. Escaped to Argyle Theatre Birkenhead for first job as an actor. Then followed years of repertory (York, Windsor, Bristol, Old Vic etc etc) and television. In 1964 began appearing in Music Hall, also joined the BBC Drama Repertory Company, performing ... Read more

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