Review of “The Prettiest Girl On Stage is a Man”

The Prettiest Girl on Stage Is a Man: Race and Gender Benders in American VaudevilleThe Prettiest Girl on Stage Is a Man: Race and Gender Benders in American Vaudeville by Kathleen B. Casey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book very much. It is published by The University of Tennessee Press, so that was a plus for me since my blood runs deep orange. Then it turned out to be even more interesting than I had hoped.

Casey covers Vaudeville from around 1912 through the early to mid 20’s. Specifically, the book covers how male and female impersonators and Vaudevillians of color were perceived. I learned quite a bit from the book.

Lee Ann Howlett is the narrator, and she does a wonderful job. Of course, since this is non-fiction history there are no voices to perform, but after listening to this book for over seven hours, I can honestly say that her voice just seems right for this book. I can see myself listening to more of her books in the future. Don’t know how she would with fiction, but her non-fiction is wonderful.

I received this book from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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About Jeffrey Owens

Not much to tell. I am married and have a daughter and a grandson. I am an aspiring writer. I am a devout Pentecostal. I love football, NHRA professional drag racing, baseball and sometimes hockey. I sing and play guitar and write songs.
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One Response to Review of “The Prettiest Girl On Stage is a Man”

  1. nrlymrtl says:

    I was eyeballing this one. Such an interesting section of history!

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