The Resource Fosse, Sam Wasson

Fosse, Sam Wasson

Label
Fosse
Title
Fosse
Statement of responsibility
Sam Wasson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We see Bob Fosse's legacy everywhere--from Broadway to "Billy Jean" to Beyonce;'s moves in the "Single Ladies" video. Yet in spite of Fosse's deep cultural significance, no biography has ever brought him fully to life, unveiling the man behind the bowler hat and the swaggering sex appeal. Now, acclaimed cultural historian Sam Wasson traces Fosse's numberless reinventions of himself over a career that would spawn The Pajama Game, Cabaret, Pippin, Chicago, All That Jazz, and other iconic works of art and earn him Tonys, Emmys, and an Oscar. Wasson traces not only Fosse's prodigious professional life, but his intense relationships with everyone from Liza Minnelli, Fred Astaire, and Neil Simon to Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, and Dustin Hoffman. Through extensive interviews with collaborators and lovers and unprecedented access to Fosse's archives, Wasson also reveals the deep wounds that propelled his subject's excessive appetites--for spotlights, women, and life itself. In Fosse, Wasson's stylish, effervescent prose proves the ideal vehicle for reanimating Bob Fosse as he truly was--after hours, close up, and in vibrant color"--
Summary
The pop culture historian and best-selling author of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. presents a revealing portrait of the renowned dancer, choreographer, screenwriter and director that traces his numerous reinventions and prodigious professional achievements as well as his romantic relationships and excessive appetites
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10225634
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wasson, Sam
Dewey number
  • 792.8/2092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1785.F67
LC item number
W37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fosse, Bob
  • Choreographers
Target audience
adult
Label
Fosse, Sam Wasson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn828890711
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780547553290
Lccn
2013026082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)828890711
Label
Fosse, Sam Wasson
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn828890711
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780547553290
Lccn
2013026082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)828890711

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