Outrageous Sophie Tucker
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The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy and brassy style unlike any other.
Using all of "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas" 400-plus recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on their seven-year journey retracing Tucker's sixty-year career in show business.
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker is a loving portrait of a larger-than-life figure, delivered in a tidy package. One of the preeminent women of the vaudeville scene, balancing popularity and provocation in the early half of the twentieth century, Tucker was an astute self-marketer who knew how to ...