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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 : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-07-17
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1408141892
  • 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
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

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.

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.

Florence

Florence
A Book

by Nicholas Martin,Jasper Rees

  • Publisher : Edizioni Piemme
  • Release : 2016-11-29
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 8858516303
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Una storia deliziosa che fa sprizzare il cuore di gioia. Il rimedio perfetto per tempi cupi." The Telegraph

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

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
The biography that inspired the critically-acclaimed film

by Nicholas Martin,Jasper Rees

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 2016-07-12
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1250115965
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Florence Foster Jenkins was the most famous, though untalented, soprano in twentieth century America. Her extraordinary story is now a film directed by Stephen Frears starring Meryl Streep as the indomitable Florence Foster Jenkins and Hugh Grant as her husband/manager, St. Clair Bayfield. In this full-length biography tie-in to the film, Nicholas Martin, the scriptwriter, and Jasper Rees take a deeper look at her life and times. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1868, Florence adored music, but her wealthy father refused to allow her to study in Europe. In 1909, she inherited a considerable sum of money when her father died. It was then that she began to take singing lessons, vowed to become a great soprano and met St Clair Bayfield. At seventy six, after a lifetime supporting classical music societies and giving self-financed recitals, she gave a solo concert at Carnegie Hall that drew Cole Porter, Gypsy Rose Lee and other luminaries to the sold-out hall. It was a night to remember. Florence felt she had triumphed, but the crowd roared with laughter. After a lifetime of singing to entertain others, she didn’t know the one thing that everyone else did and that St. Clair Bayfield kept from her: she had a terrible voice and couldn’t sing a note. Florence Foster Jenkins is the book everyone will be reading after Meryl Streep brings this unintentionally funny and ultimately heartbreaking American woman to life.

David Bowie Made Me Gay

David Bowie Made Me Gay
100 Years of LGBT Music

by Darryl W. Bullock

  • Publisher : Prelude Books
  • Release : 2017-09-07
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 0715651846
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Sia to Elton John, Dusty Springfield to Little Richard, LGBT voices have changed the course of modern music. But in a world before they gained understanding and a place in the mainstream, how did the queer musicians of yesteryear fight to build foundations for those who would come after them? Pulling back the curtain on the colourful legacy that has shaped all of our musical and cultural landscape, music aficionado and writer Darryl W. Bullock reveals the inspiring and often heart-breaking stories of internationally renowned stars, as well as numerous lesser-known names that have driven the revolution from all corners of the globe: those whose personal stories 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 all-singing and all-dancing disco days of the ‘70s, right up to modern pop, electronica and reggae. A treasure-trove of untold histories, David Bowie Made Me Gay is a moving and provocative story of the right to be heard and the need to keep the fight for equality in the spotlight.

Singles 115

Singles 115

by Gomes,Vânia

  • Publisher : KBR EDITORA DIGITAL
  • Release : 2016-08-01
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN : 1944608338
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Singles K" é uma série de ebooks mensais que traz para o leitor cotidiano as melhores crônicas de colunistas e escritores da KBR publicadas no blog da editora. A edição 115 traz desde a expectativa sobre as olimpíadas às impressões de nossos colunistas residentes no exterior, incluindo, claro, o terrorismo. Na matéria de capa, Vânia Gomes comenta a tragédia do ataque em Nice no Dia da Bastilha. Como está provado mais uma vez, Singles K não só trata com agilidade e profundidade os assuntos prementes da atualidade, como resgata os melhores textos entre os milhares de originais garimpados pelo conselho editorial da KBR, uma excelente porta de entrada para um dos mais completos e instigantes portfolios de escritores do Brasil. Ano 4/ Número 115 Atentado contra a felicidade Estes olhos viram a glória As Olimpíadas estão chegando, estão chegando as Olimpíadas Quem tem pé, errei De raposas e ouriços Marguerite Progredir é preciso Gratidão não prescreve Pavana para um poeta

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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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.

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.

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.