Gangsters and Gold Diggers by Jerome Charyn
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Gangsters and Gold Diggers
By Jerome Charyn

Gangsters and Gold Diggers

Old New York, the Jazz Age, and the Birth of Broadway

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Gangsters and Gold Diggers by Jerome Charyn

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In this rousing tribute to an unforgettable time and place, Jerome Charyn picks up where Gangs of New York left off and transports readers back to a swaggering, golden era in American life--the Roaring Twenties--when Broadway the street exploded into Broadway the legend. Charyn looks at the men and women who helped make the Big Street the most glamorous place on the planet, from Mae West to Fanny Brice, Legs Diamond to Irving Berlin, Scott Fitzgerald to Arnold Rothstein, and many more. In cinematic prose and numerous photographs, Charyn captures Broadway's vagabondage, outlaw culture, and self-mythologizing. He brings a rollicking, rough-and-tumble period in New York history to life--conjuring an intoxicating portrait of Jazz Age excess by examining the denizens of that greatest of all "staggering machine[s] of desire," the street known as Broadway.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781560256434
ISBN-10: 1560256435
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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