Banjo Eyes: Eddie Cantor and the Birth of Modern Stardom

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Constance Moore, Sheila Rogers, Jane Kesner Ardmore, Arthur Penn, Ernest Lehman, the late Harry Fender, Barney McNulty, the late Winnie Branley Hanson, Lee Newman and other members of the Eddie Cantor family, Eddie Kafafian, Eddie Fisher, Doris Eaton, Thelma Carpenter, Irving Cahane, Dr. William L. Brooks, Joe Breeden, Miles M. Kreuger of the Institute of the American Musical, Joe Franklin, Fayard Nicholas, Amanda Gari, Judy McHugh, the late Henry Morgan, the staff of Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spring, N.Y., Phyllis Rosenteur, David Brown, Jean Vanderpyle, Henry Tobias, Donald Kahn, Gloria Stuart, Robert Feldman, Henny Youngman, Budd Schulberg, Arthur Tracy, Virginia Mayo, and Elliott J. Novak are hereby thanked for their time and cooperation.

Several photographs are from the private collection of Elliott J. Novak.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Prologue - More Than Meets the Eyes xi
  • Chapter 1 - The Bubba and Her Itchik 3
  • Chapter 2 - The Turning 20
  • Chapter 3 - The Climb 36
  • Chapter 4 - The Follies 57
  • Chapter 5 - Of Equity and Shuberts 75
  • Chapter 6 - Kid Boots 94
  • Chapter 7 - Whoopee 116
  • Chapter 8 - Eyes on the Medium 135
  • Chapter 9 - The Peak 158
  • Chapter 10 - "Before L' Ma Performer. . ." 183
  • Chapter 11 - "We'Re Having a Baby" 212
  • Chapter 12 - The Other Madonna 229
  • Chapter 13 - Colgate Comedy Hour 256
  • Chapter 14 - "... and You Have to Give It All Back " 282
  • Epiloeue - "0ld Perf0rmers Never Die . . ." 308
  • Notes 313
  • Bibliography - Books by Eddie Cantor (chronologically Arranged) 316
  • Stageography 317
  • Filmography 356
  • Radiography 370
  • Televisionograpghy 377
  • Discography 381
  • Index 395
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