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Author Marshall, Alexander.

Title Beating a dead horse : the life and times of Jay Marshall / by Alexander "Sandy" Marshall ; foreword by Teller.

Imprint New York : Junto Publishing, 2010.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  793.8 M355Bm 2010    ---  Available
Description xvi, 252 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Note "An engaging, no holds-barred look at the life (and loves) of television pioneer and dean of American magicians, Jay Marshall. This book captures the essence of a comedic genius - both on and off stage. Bawdy and brash, it is an informative history of 20th Century performing arts. Jay Marshall took control of his image and continually reinvented himself. He drew his own ads, pulled numerous publicity stunts, and even taught himself how to play the bagpipes to land a job. A man of many passions, he was addicted to practical jokes and romantic escapades. Wit and tenacity propelled Jay Marshall into becoming one of the most respected men in show business: - 14 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show - Opened for Frank Sinatra in Sinatra's Las Vegas debut - Appeared in three Broadway shows - Played Radio City Music Hall, the London Palladium, and was the last next-to-closing-act (the star spot) at the Palace Theatre."
Subject Marshall, Jay, 1919-2005.
Magicians -- Biography.
Vaudeville -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780982506837

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