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The Boys from Syracuse: The Shuberts’ Theatrical Empire

Biography & autobiography


by
Foster Hirsch

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 374 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

From 1905 to the crash of 1929, Sam Shubert (1874-1905) and his brothers Lee (1874-1953) and J. J. (1878-1963), despite poor beginnings and near-illiteracy, created a theater monopoly unrivaled in history. Their ruthless business tactics and showmanship made 42nd Street the heart of American popular theater and won them the most sought-after stars of the day, including Al Jolson, Carmen Miranda, Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Mae West, and Fred Astaire.