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Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
The Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer

by Darryl W. Bullock

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2016-07-12
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1468314092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed." —Life MagazineMadame 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.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
A Book

by Nicholas Martin,Jasper Rees

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2016-05-05
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1509824693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing.' Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated for her unique recordings and her sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in 1868 to wealthy Pennsylvanian parents, Florence was a talented young pianist but her life was thrown into turmoil when she eloped with Frank Jenkins, a man twice her age. The marriage proved a disaster and, in order to survive, Florence was forced to abandon her dreams of a musical career and teach the piano. Then her father died in 1909 and, newly installed in New York, she used a considerable inheritance to fund her passion. She set up a prestigious amateur music club and began staging operas. Aided by her English common-law husband, St Clair Bayfield, she worked tirelessly to support the city's musical life. Many young singers owed their start to Florence, but she too yearned to perform and began giving regular recitals that quickly attracted a cult following. And yet nothing could prepare the world for the astonishing climax of her career when, at the age of seventy-six, she performed at the most hallowed concert hall in America. In Florence Foster Jenkins, Jasper Rees tells her extraordinary story, which inspired the film starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, and directed by Stephen Frears. This remarkable book also includes Nicholas Martin's funny, moving and inspirational screenplay.

Glorious

Glorious
A Book

by Peter Quilter

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2014-07-11
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1408141884
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world In 1940's New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as 'the first lady of the sliding scale', she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was. Based upon a true story, the play spins from Florence's charity recitals and extravagent balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy. Glorious! is published to tie-in with the premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, starring Maureen Lipman. 'Never less than riveting' Scotsman 'Comically sublime' Guardian 'Delightful and often blissfully funny ... This is a cult hit if ever I saw one' Daily Telegraph 'Lunatically funny comedy ... Maureen Lipman gives a virtuoso performance, glittering, hilarious and technically breathtaking' Sunday Times

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
The Diva of Din: The Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer

by Darryl Bullock

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2015-06-15
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 9781514362426
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The life and times of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst opera singer of all time. Madame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket: despite that, in 1944 she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score. Her infamous 1940s recordings are still highly-prized today. Florence Foster Jenkins' story is one of triumph in the face of adversity, of courage, conviction and of the belief that with dedication and commitment a true artist can achieve anything. With a major Hollywood movie about her life currently in production (starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg), the genius of Florence Foster Jenkins is about to be discovered by a whole new audience.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
A Book

by Milton Bendiner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1946
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Florence Foster Jenkins Songbook

Florence Foster Jenkins Songbook
Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release : 2016-11-01
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1495087107
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(Vocal Piano). Based on the true story of "the world's worst singer," Florence Foster Jenkins stars Meryl Streep as the titular unique voice. Our matching vocal/piano songbook features 17 selections from the film, including: Adele's Laughing Song * Bribing * Florence and Whitey * Like a Bird * Queen of the Night's Vengeance Aria * Socialite * When I Have Sung My Songs to You * Wiegenlied (Lullaby) * and more.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-11-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781495077289
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(Vocal Piano). Based on the true story of "the world's worst singer," Florence Foster Jenkins stars Meryl Streep as the titular unique voice. Our matching vocal/piano songbook features 17 selections from the film, including: Adele's Laughing Song * Bribing * Florence and Whitey * Like a Bird * Queen of the Night's Vengeance Aria * Socialite * When I Have Sung My Songs to You * Wiegenlied (Lullaby) * and more.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
The Inspiring True Story of the World's Worst Singer

by Nicholas Martin,Jasper Rees

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Despite lacking pitch, rhythm and tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrrated for her unique recordings and a sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall." -- Back cover.

Souvenir

Souvenir
A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

by Stephen Temperley

  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 49
  • ISBN : 9780822221579
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE STORY: For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great colorat

The Official Autobiography of Florence Foster Jenkins

The Official Autobiography of Florence Foster Jenkins
Chapter 39

by Malcy Duff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Malcy Duff is an Edinburgh based comic book maker specialising in the unusual, dadaist and detailed." -- Good Press website.

David Bowie Made Me Gay

David Bowie Made Me Gay
100 Years of LGBT Music

by Darryl W. Bullock

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-09-07
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 9780715651926
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock 'n' roll years, Swinging Sixties and all-singing and all-dancing disco days of the '70s, to modern pop, electronica and reggae - the LGBT community has played a crucial role in modern music.At the turn of the twentieth century, recording technology for the first time brought the messages of LGBT artists from the cabaret stage into the homes of millions. Their personal struggle and threat of persecution during decades of political and historical turmoil - including two world wars, Stonewall and the AIDS crisis - has led to some of the most significant and soul-searching music of the last century. Through exclusive new interviews and contemporary reports, Bullock pulls back the curtain on the colourful legacy that has shaped our musical and cultural landscape, revealing the inspiring and often heart-breaking stories of internationally renowned LGBT artists - from Billie Holiday and Dusty Springfield to Freddie Mercury, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and George Michael - and of numerous lesser-known names that have driven the revolution from all corners of the globe. A treasure-trove of untold history for all music lovers, David Bowie Made Me Gay is a moving, nostalgic and provocative reminder of how far the fight for equality has come, and the battles that are still to be waged

Words on Plays

Words on Plays
Insights Into the Play, the Playwright and the Production [of] Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins, by Stephen Temperley ; Directed by Vivian Matalon

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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End Of The Rainbow

End Of The Rainbow
A Book

by Peter Quilter

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-07-10
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1408150220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Musical drama of Judy Garland's "come-back" concerts Christmas 1968: with a six week booking at London's Talk of the Town, it looks like Judy Garland is set firmly on the comeback trail. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts and the addictions are all behind her. At forty-six and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seems determined to carry it off and recapture her magic. But lasting happiness always eludes some people, and there was never any answer to the question with which Judy ended every show: "If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why, can't I?" End of the Rainbow is a savagely funny drama featuring a glorious ensemble of Judy Garland hits and infused with the glamour and the melancholy of stardom. "Every note she sings, every racket she makes, every tear she sheds, every joke she cracks, every pill she pops - is conveyed with alarming honesty. This knockout portrait of a living catastrophe should not be missed." What's On Published to tie-in with the premiere at the Sydney Opera House in July 2005

The World's Worst Records: Volume One

The World's Worst Records: Volume One
An Arcade of Audio Atrocity

by Darryl W Bullock

  • Publisher : Bristol Green Publishing
  • Release : 2015-02-04
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 148262446X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An affectionate look at some of the worst recordings ever made, The World’s Worst Records tells the extraordinary but true stories behind some of the most appalling audio crimes ever committed. Extensively researched, and featuring music by major stars, ‘outsider’ artists and almost forgotten singers and songwriters, read about how Elvis Presley came to record a rock ‘n’ roll version of the nursery rhyme Old Macdonald; discover the truth behind actor Peter Wyngarde’s one attempt at pop immortality; meet the beautifully bonkers Florence Foster Jenkins – possibly the most deluded singer in history; fi nd out which Paul McCartney record is most hated world over. Puzzle over why 60’s flower-power icon Donovan would record a song about the toilet habits of astronauts.

Tonight, It’S My Turn

Tonight, It’S My Turn
A Book

by Keith Chater

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2016-02-05
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1514451085
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When a banker and a semi-retired impresario come together to plan an evening of light entertainment, the road to the actual performance is not necessarily without its bumps and byways. It doesnt help that the banker falls into something like lust with the impresarios wife and the impresario's reach sometimes tends to exceed his grasp. Nothing goes according to plan: men and women are seduced though only verbally, although a pregnancy does also occur; songs are slaughtered and lines take forever to be learned. A corpse adamantly refuses to remain dead. Although the performance has unavoidably to be postponed, it is in the details of how our heroes finally succeed that both the fun and the story reside. Readers will learn for themselves whether it all comes out right on the night. Among the characters you will meet are a superannuated actress looking for a second or, perhaps more accurately, a third spring, a prompter with the full-blast voice of a foghorn and the soul of Simon Legree, a Ph.D student whose dental attractiveness lures a leviathan towards the rocks, and an often pie-eyed pianist with an unfortunate weakness for the ladies. 'Tonight, It's My Turn' is written as farce, but it is also the story of how a friendship develops between two men who, both on the surface and also in their very essence, have so little in common that the outcome is as unexpected as it is affectionate. This is a book to be enjoyed, read with laughter, and not reported to any of those worthy societies that are concerned with the prevention of cruelty to animals.

Glorious!

Glorious!
A Comedy

by Peter Quilter

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN : 9780573111563
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world In 1940's New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as 'the first lady of the sliding scale', she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was. Based upon a true story, the play spins from Florence's charity recitals and extravagent balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy

David Bowie Made Me Gay

David Bowie Made Me Gay
100 Years of LGBT Music

by Darryl W. Bullock

  • Publisher : Abrams Press
  • Release : 2019-04-30
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781468316919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Sia to Elton John, from Billie Holiday to David Bowie, LGBT musicians have changed the course of modern music. But before their music--and the messages behind it--gained understanding and a place in the mainstream, how did the queer musicians of yesteryear fight to build foundations for those who would follow them? David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community.Darryl W. Bullock reveals the stories of both famous and lesser-known LGBT musicians, whose perseverance against the threat of persecution during decades of political and historical turmoil--including two world wars, Stonewall, and the AIDS crisis--has led to some of the most significant and soul-searching music of the last century. Bullock chronicles these struggles through new interviews and archival reports, dating from the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock 'n' roll years, Swinging Sixties, and disco days of the '70s, right up to modern pop, electronica, and reggae. An entertaining treasure-trove of untold history for all music lovers, David Bowie Made Me Gay is an inspiring, nostalgic, and provocative story of right to be heard and the need to keep the fight for equality in the spotlight.

The Glory (????) of the Human Voice

The Glory (????) of the Human Voice
A Faust Tragedy [CD]

by Florence Foster Jenkins,Jenny Williams,Thomas Burns,Charles Gounod

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Words Without End

Words Without End
Collected Poems

by Kurt Messick

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2019-01-30
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN : 9781795457767
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kurt Messick has been writing poetry for the past 40 years. He describes himself at times as "the Florence Foster Jenkins of poetry," but at least he's aware that some of the notes might not sound right to some, if not most, of the audience. He has published two books of poetry prior to this: "The Twelve Apostles," MAF Press in 1986, and "A Chorus of Voices," Dry Bones Press, 2001. He has had poems published in journals, magazines and other publications throughout Europe and North America.