Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Charles Pierce (1925-1999) was an internationally renowned and highly successful female impersonator, known for his vivid portrayals of Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn and Mae West. This book, written by his friend John Wallraff, offers a candid look at a career that spanned over 50 years - from his humble start at the Pasadena Playhouse, to his sold-out shows in San Francisco. With fascinating insights, humour, love and sex, as well as the words of Charles Pierce himself, this book is a melting pot of information about a well-loved but often misunderstood man. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Learn how Charles Pierce achieved stardom and became one of the most famous female impersonators of all time!
Charles Pierce (1926--1999) was an internationally known and highly successful female impersonator, known for his vivid portrayals of Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, and Mae West. This book offers a candid look at a career that spanned over fifty years--from his humble start at the Pasadena Playhouse, to his sold-out shows in San Francisco.
From Drags to Riches provides a rich and colorful history of Charles Pierce. In this insightful and moving volume, Pierce’s friend John Wallraff offers valuable insights about the little-known man behind the makeup and captures the essence of what drag stardom is really like.
This informative, imaginative, and sexually provocative book contains:
Wallraff on female impersonator Pierce is fascinating and infuriating. An old friend of Pierce's--they met as acting students at the Pasadena Playhouse--Wallraff is very ambivalent about Pierce, and his mixed feelings erupt at odd times throughout the book. He clearly admires Pierce's wit, talent, and energy, but he knows too much about Pierce's foibles, narcissism, sex life, and tendency to slight collaborators. The best chapters recount Pierce's rise from struggling actor dabbling in drag to headliner at such clubs as Finocchio's in San Francisco. Time and again, Wallraff deflates Pierce with a catty observation or wicked recollection of bad behavior. He also settles a few old scores; for instance, he says he deserves writing credits for some of Pierce's most popular routines. Wallraff's inconsistent prose merely accentuates his ambivalence about Pierce; chapters as dry as encyclopedia entries alternate with others so personal that they resemble diary pages and still others--the ones about Pierce's sexual adventures--that read like overwritten gay porn. Jack Helbig
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