Red Hot Mama

Tucker embraced becoming a “Red Hot Mama” by the middle of the decade, recording the song “Red Hot Mama” in 1924 and frequently performing the playful ...

Red Hot Mama

Red Hot Mama

The “First Lady of Show Business” and the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” Sophie Tucker was a star in vaudeville, radio, film, and television. A gutsy, song-belting stage performer, she entertained audiences for sixty years and inspired a host of younger women, including Judy Garland, Carol Channing, and Bette Midler. Tucker was a woman who defied traditional expectations and achieved success on her own terms, becoming the first female president of the American Federation of Actors and winning many other honors usually bestowed on men. Dedicated to social justice, she advocated for African Americans in the entertainment industry and cultivated friendships with leading black activists and performers. Tucker was also one of the most generous philanthropists in show business, raising over four million dollars for the religious and racial causes she held dear. Drawing from the hundreds of scrapbooks Tucker compiled, Red Hot Mama presents a compelling biography of this larger-than-life performer. Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff tells an engrossing story of how a daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants set her sights on becoming one of the most formidable women in show business and achieved her version of the American dream. More than most of her contemporaries, Tucker understood how to keep her act fresh, to change branding when audiences grew tired and, most importantly, how to connect with her fans, the press, and entertainment moguls. Both deservedly famous and unjustly forgotten today, Tucker stands out as an exemplar of the immigrant experience and a trailblazer for women in the entertainment industry.

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Red Hot Mama
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-02 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

The “First Lady of Show Business” and the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” Sophie Tucker was a star in vaudeville, radio, film, and television. A gutsy, song-belting stage performer, she entertained audiences for sixty years and inspired a host of younger women, including Judy Garland, Carol Channing, and Bette
Red Hot Kitchen
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Diana Kuan
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-05 - Publisher: Penguin

A hot sauce manifesto focused on homemade Asian chili sauces and delicious dishes to make with them. In this completely unique Asian cookbook, culinary instructor and trained chef Diana Kuan offers a flavorful education in the art of cooking with homemade Asian hot sauces. From Thai Sriracha to Indonesian sambal
Red’s Hot Cowboy
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Carolyn Brown
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-01 - Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Praise for Love Drunk Cowboy: "Charming...full of sassy fun." BookPage He wasn't looking for trouble... But when the cops are knocking on your door, trouble's definitely found you. And this is where Wil Marshall finds himself after checking in to the Longhorn Inn. It could all be a big mistake,
Red Hot Fury
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Kasey Mackenzie
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-29 - Publisher: Penguin

View our feature on Kasey Mackenzie’s Red Hot Fury. Introducing a sizzling new urban fantasy series featuring Marissa Holloway, an immortal Fury who doesn't just get mad...she gets even. As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has avenged wrongdoing since time immemorial. As Boston's chief magical
Red Hot and Holy
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Sera Beak
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-01 - Publisher: Sounds True

When one person dares to speak her truth, it challenges us all to live our own. With Red Hot and Holy, Sera Beak offers a provocative and intimate view of what it means to get up close and personal with the divine in modern times. With a rare combination of

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