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Dance of the Sleepwalkers|Frank M. Calabria
Dance of the Sleepwalkers : The Dance Marathon Fad
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Dance marathons were a phenomenally popular fad during the manic 1920s and depressive 1930s. What began as a craze soon developed into a money-making business which lasted 30 years. Some 20,000 contestants and show personnel participated in these events; audiences, the majority women, totalled in the millions. "A Poor Man's Nightclub," dance marathons were the dog-end of American show business, a bastard form of entertainment which borrowed from vaudeville, burlesque, night club acts and sports.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780879725709
  • ISBN-10: 0879725702
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publish Date: June 1993
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.52 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds
  • Page Count: 226

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