Ray Bolger

By | 27 July 2017

Ray Bolger Best Remembered For His Role As The Scarecrow In The MGM Musical The Wizard Of Oz, Ray Bolger Led A Rich And Extraordinary Career In The Decade Before And Than Four Decades After The Creation Of The Film Ray Bolger More Than A Scarecrow Is The First Biography Of This Classic American Entertainer, Covering The Luminous And Forgotten Career Of The Eccentric Dancer Outside Of His Burlap MaskThe Product Of A Fragmented, Working Class Boston Irish Family, Bolger Learned Tap And Eccentric Dance Steps As Solace For A Difficult Life Before Running Away To Repertory Theater And Vaudeville From There, He Would Go On To Become A Broadway Star, A Contract Player At Hollywood S Major Studios, One Of The First Performers To Tour The South Pacific For The USO, A Tony Award Winner, An Early Sitcom Star, And The Opening Headliner Of The Sahara Hotel In Las VegasUsing Unprecedented Access To Bolger S Papers And Many Never Before Published Photographs, Ray Bolger More Than A Scarecrow Pieces Together The Lost Story Of An Itinerant Hoofer Who Survived And Thrived During The Major Media Changes Of The Twentieth Century And Established Himself As A Staple Of American Pop Culture

  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • 0190639040
  • Ray Bolger
  • Holly Van Leuven
  • 27 July 2017