The Resource Mama Rose's turn : the true story of America's most notorious stage mother, Carolyn Quinn

Mama Rose's turn : the true story of America's most notorious stage mother, Carolyn Quinn

Label
Mama Rose's turn : the true story of America's most notorious stage mother
Title
Mama Rose's turn
Title remainder
the true story of America's most notorious stage mother
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Quinn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hers is the show business saga you think you already know--but you ain't seen nothin' yet. Rose Thompson Hovick, mother of June Havoc and Gypsy Rose Lee, went down in theatrical history as "The Stage Mother from Hell" after her immortalization on Broadway in Gypsy: A Musical Fable. Yet the musical was 75 percent fictionalized by playwright Arthur Laurents and condensed for the stage. Rose's full story is even more striking. Born fearless on the North Dakota prairie in 1892, Rose Thompson had a kind father and a gallivanting mother who sold lacy finery to prostitutes. She became an unhappy teenage bride whose marriage yielded two entrancing daughters, Louise and June. When June was discovered to be a child prodigy in ballet, capable of dancing en pointe by the age of three, Rose, without benefit of any theatrical training, set out to create onstage opportunities for her magical baby girl--and succeeded. Rose followed her own star and created two more in dramatic and colorful style: "Baby June" became a child headliner in vaudeville, and Louise grew up to be the well-known burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. The rest of Mama Rose's remarkable story included love affairs with both men and women, the operation of a "lesbian pick-up joint" where she sold homemade bathtub gin, wild attempts to extort money from Gypsy and June, two stints as a chicken farmer, and three allegations of cold-blooded murder--all of which was deemed unfit for the script of Gypsy. Here, at last, is the rollicking, wild saga that never made it to the stage"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287
LC item number
.L29 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Mama Rose's turn : the true story of America's most notorious stage mother, Carolyn Quinn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn847842761
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617038549
Lccn
2013015120
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b29186948
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)847842761
  • pebcs1617038547

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