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Backstage Vancouver: A Century of Entertainment Legends Greg Potter

Backstage Vancouver: A Century of Entertainment Legends

Greg Potter

Published November 8th 2004
ISBN : 9781550173345
Hardcover
190 pages
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They are all legendary entertainers who made stops in Vancouver, BC, leaving flakes of stardust behind. A wonderful horde of showbiz lore has accumulated over the decades but has been jealously guarded by industry insiders. For example, CoquitlamsMoreThey are all legendary entertainers who made stops in Vancouver, BC, leaving flakes of stardust behind. A wonderful horde of showbiz lore has accumulated over the decades but has been jealously guarded by industry insiders. For example, Coquitlams Steelhead Lodge, a secluded fishing retreat, was frequented by the likes of Clark Gable and Kim Novak, whose surnames grace street signs in the neighbourhood to this day. Celebrated stage and screen star Sarah Bernhardt also came for the fishing, while African-American opera singer Marian Anderson loved attending hockey games. Comedians Jack Benny and Dick Martin met their future wives in Vancouver, and swashbuckling actor Errol Flynn met his maker. As Canadas first rock n roll DJ, Red Robinson was a spirited and essential fixture of Vancouvers golden age of entertainment, meeting and befriending an all-star lineup of the twentieth centurys top performers, and amassing a brilliant collection of photographs along the way. Backstage Vancouver collects these rarely seen photographs for the first time, and presents them in a breathtaking pictorial hardcover.