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Author Golden, Eve.

Title Vernon and Irene Castle's ragtime revolution / Eve Golden
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 315 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Summary Vernon and Irene Castle popularized ragtime dancing in the years just before World War I and made dancing a respectable pastime in America. The whisper-thin, elegant Castles were trendsetters in many ways: they traveled with a black orchestra, had an openly lesbian manager, and were animal-rights advocates decades before it became a public issue. Irene was also a fashion innovator, bobbing her hair ten years before the flapper look of the 1920s became popular. From their marriage in 1911 until 1916, the Castles were the most famous and influential dance team in the world. Their dancing school
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-301) and index
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Subject Castle, Irene, 1893-1969.
Castle, Vernon, 1887-1918.
Ballroom dancing -- United States -- History.
Dancers -- United States -- Biography.
Ragtime music -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007026425
ISBN 0813172691 (electronic bk.)
9780813172699 (electronic bk.)