1000s of diverse titles published since 1974

Stars of the New Jersey Shore : A Theatrical History

Stars of the New Jersey Shore : A Theatrical History

Karen Schnitzspahn

Available Now

$19.95

Add to Cart

In the pre-Hollywood era, theatrical stars flocked to the New Jersey coast to escape the eastern cities’ sweltering heat. After performing from September to May, they relished its tranquil beauty and cool breezes in the summer. This unique book spotlights dozens of the stars from the 1860s to the 1920s, including Maggie Mitchell, Lillie Langtry, Nate Salsbury, Lillian Nordica, and Robert B. Mantell, to name just a few. Count Basie and Arthur Pryor were among the musicians, celebrities, and vaudevillains in these seashore communities. Overviews of the Jersey shore theaters, Broadway tryouts, and technologies that changed entertainment are discussed at length. The Foreword is by Monmouth County historian George H. Moss, Jr.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 149 color photos | Index | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764327193 | Binding: soft cover

Back

New Jersey native Karen L. Schnitzspahn has been writing about the Jersey shore for over twenty years. Her works include seven regional history books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles about stage stars and American theater life. She also has performed with educational puppetry programs for children.