Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

"Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed." —Life MagazineMadame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket: despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score. Her infamous 1940s recordings are still highly-prized today. In his well-researched and thoroughly entertaining biography, Darryl W. Bullock tells of Florence Foster Jenkins meteoric rise to success and the man who stood beside her, through every sharp note. Florence was ridiculed for her poor control of timing, pitch, and tone, and terrible pronunciation of foreign lyrics, but the sheer entertainment value of her caterwauling packed out theatres around the United States, with the 'singer' firmly convinced of her own talent, partly thanks to the devoted attention for her husband and manager St Clair Bayfield. Her story is one of triumph in the face of adversity, courage, conviction and of the belief that with dedication and commitment a true artist can achieve anything.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Darryl W. Bullock
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2016-07-12
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781468314090


Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins was the most famous, though untalented, soprano in twentieth century America. Her extraordinary story is now a film directed by Stephen Frears starring Meryl Streep as the indomitable Florence Foster Jenkins and Hugh Grant as her husband/manager, St. Clair Bayfield. In this full-length biography tie-in to the film, Nicholas Martin, the scriptwriter, and Jasper Rees take a deeper look at her life and times. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1868, Florence adored music, but her wealthy father refused to allow her to study in Europe. In 1909, she inherited a considerable sum of money when her father died. It was then that she began to take singing lessons, vowed to become a great soprano and met St Clair Bayfield. At seventy six, after a lifetime supporting classical music societies and giving self-financed recitals, she gave a solo concert at Carnegie Hall that drew Cole Porter, Gypsy Rose Lee and other luminaries to the sold-out hall. It was a night to remember. Florence felt she had triumphed, but the crowd roared with laughter. After a lifetime of singing to entertain others, she didn’t know the one thing that everyone else did and that St. Clair Bayfield kept from her: she had a terrible voice and couldn’t sing a note. Florence Foster Jenkins is the book everyone will be reading after Meryl Streep brings this unintentionally funny and ultimately heartbreaking American woman to life.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Nicholas Martin
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2016-07-12
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781250115966


Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

'People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing.' Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated for her unique recordings and her sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in 1868 to wealthy Pennsylvanian parents, Florence was a talented young pianist but her life was thrown into turmoil when she eloped with Frank Jenkins, a man twice her age. The marriage proved a disaster and, in order to survive, Florence was forced to abandon her dreams of a musical career and teach the piano. Then her father died in 1909 and, newly installed in New York, she used a considerable inheritance to fund her passion. She set up a prestigious amateur music club and began staging operas. Aided by her English common-law husband, St Clair Bayfield, she worked tirelessly to support the city's musical life. Many young singers owed their start to Florence, but she too yearned to perform and began giving regular recitals that quickly attracted a cult following. And yet nothing could prepare the world for the astonishing climax of her career when, at the age of seventy-six, she performed at the most hallowed concert hall in America. In Florence Foster Jenkins, Jasper Rees tells her extraordinary story, which inspired the film starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, and directed by Stephen Frears. This remarkable book also includes Nicholas Martin's funny, moving and inspirational screenplay.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Nicholas Martin
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2016-05-05
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781509824694


Glorious

Glorious

Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world In 1940's New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as 'the first lady of the sliding scale', she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was. Based upon a true story, the play spins from Florence's charity recitals and extravagent balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy. Glorious! is published to tie-in with the premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, starring Maureen Lipman. 'Never less than riveting' Scotsman 'Comically sublime' Guardian 'Delightful and often blissfully funny ... This is a cult hit if ever I saw one' Daily Telegraph 'Lunatically funny comedy ... Maureen Lipman gives a virtuoso performance, glittering, hilarious and technically breathtaking' Sunday Times

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Genre : Drama
Author : Peter Quilter
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2014-07-11
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781408141885


Souvenir

Souvenir

THE STORY: For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great colorat

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Genre : Drama
Author : Stephen Temperley
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 49 Pages
ISBN : 0822221578


Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

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ISBN : OCLC:974520499


Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

The life and times of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst opera singer of all time. Madame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket: despite that, in 1944 she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score. Her infamous 1940s recordings are still highly-prized today. Florence Foster Jenkins' story is one of triumph in the face of adversity, of courage, conviction and of the belief that with dedication and commitment a true artist can achieve anything. With a major Hollywood movie about her life currently in production (starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg), the genius of Florence Foster Jenkins is about to be discovered by a whole new audience.

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Author : Darryl Bullock
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-06-15
Total Pages : 52 Pages
ISBN : 1514362422


Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

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Release : 2018
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1263184865


Florence Foster Jenkins Songbook

Florence Foster Jenkins Songbook

(Vocal Piano). Based on the true story of "the world's worst singer," Florence Foster Jenkins stars Meryl Streep as the titular unique voice. Our matching vocal/piano songbook features 17 selections from the film, including: Adele's Laughing Song * Bribing * Florence and Whitey * Like a Bird * Queen of the Night's Vengeance Aria * Socialite * When I Have Sung My Songs to You * Wiegenlied (Lullaby) * and more.

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Genre : Music
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Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2016-11-01
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9781495087103


Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

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Author : Milton Bendiner
Publisher :
Release : 1946
Total Pages : 11 Pages
ISBN : LCCN:47007870