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"Bobby Short: Black and White Baby"

"Bobby Short: Black and White Baby"

$95.00

Bobby Short was one of New York's greatest cabaret singers; his piano-playing and singing were as immaculate as his appearance. He excelled in the intimate Café Carlyle and he loved the great songs of the 1930s and 1940s. in 1968 Short signed a deal with Café Carlyle, working in their lounge six nights a week for eight months a year. He played for four Presidents at the White House and he worked with several symphony orchestras including the Boston Pops. Woody Allen loved his work, featuring him in Hannah and Her Sisters and using his version of Cole Porter's "I Happen To Like New York" on the credits of Manhattan Murder Mystery.

Like many prominent New Yorkers, he was not a son of the city. Bobby Short was born in Danville, Illinois, in 1924, and in this rare 1971 memoir he records the history of the town, his memories of it in the Depression years of the 1930s, and his entrance into show business as a child performer. That once-upon-a-time little boy from Danville would later be listed in the New York Social Register. Fascinating stuff. Rare, previously-owned First Edition.

"Bobby Short: Black and White Baby"
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