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Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, And Singers In The Old West by  Chris Enss

Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, And Singers In The Old West

by Chris Enss

First edition. 8vo. Color, pictorial stiff wrappers, viii, 215 [1] pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated, bibliography, index. Many of the most popular female entertainers of the mid and late 1800s performed in the boom towns of the West, drawn by the same desire for riches that attracted miners and merchants there, and these women brought with them a variety of talents and programs. Though they sometimes were literally showered with gold, their personal lives were often marked with tragedy and unhappiness. These stories reveal not only the entertaining side, but also some of the hardships of the American West. As new, unread copy.

Inventory Number: 40238

$25.00