The First Lady Of Radio

Author: Stephen Drury Smith
Editor: The New Press
ISBN: 1620970589
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“This anthology of 38 addresses . . . offer[s] a means for visiting anew the lifework of an extraordinary American woman” (HistoryNet). A tie-in to the American RadioWorks® documentary—with audio and video content. Eleanor Roosevelt’s groundbreaking career as a professional radio broadcaster is almost entirely forgotten. As First Lady, she hosted a series of prime time programs that revolutionized how Americans related to their chief executive and his family. Now, The First Lady of Radio rescues these broadcasts from the archives, presenting a carefully curated sampling of transcripts of Roosevelt’s most famous and influential radio shows, including addresses on the bombing of Pearl Harbor, D-Day, V-E Day, and women’s issues of the times. Edited and set into context by award-winning author and radio producer Stephen Drury Smith—and with a foreword by Roosevelt’s famed biographer, historian Blanche Wiesen Cook—The First Lady of Radio is both a historical treasure and a fascinating window onto the power and the influence of a pioneering First Lady. “An intriguing glimpse into the social and political changes of the period.” —Publishers Weekly “[Eleanor Roosevelt] was terrified of speaking in public at first, and her high-pitched voice could sail off uncontrollably. Yet she became one of the most effective speakers of her time.” —David McCullough

First Ladies

Author: Margaret Truman
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030742054X
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“Fascinating . . . First Ladies is a wonderfully generous look at the women who, often against their wishes, took on what Truman calls ‘the world's second toughest job.’”—The Christian Science Monitor Whether they envision their role as protector, partner, advisor, or scold, First Ladies find themselves in a job that is impossible to define, and just as difficult to perform. Now Margaret Truman, daughter of President Harry Truman and an acclaimed novelist and biographer in her own right, explores the fascinating position of First Lady throughout history and up to the present day. With her unique perspective as the daughter of a First Lady, Ms. Truman reveals the truth behind some of the most misunderstood and forgotten First Ladies of our history, as well as the most famous and beloved. In recounting the charm and courage of Dolley Madison, the brazen ambition of Florence Harding, the calm, good sense of Grace Coolidge, the genius of Eleanor Roosevelt, the mysterious femininity of Jackie Kennedy, and the fierce protectiveness of Nancy Reagan, among others, Margaret Truman has assembled an honest yet affectionate portrait of our nation’s First Ladies—one that freely acknowledges their virtues and their flaws.

Ella Fitzgerald

Author: Stuart Nicholson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136788131
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Stuart Nicholson's biography of Ella Fitzgerald is considered a classic in jazz literature. Drawing on original documents, interviews, and new information, Nicholson draws a complete picture of Fitzgerald's professional and personal life. Fitzgerald rose from being a pop singer with chart-novelty hits in the late '30s to become a bandleader and then one of the greatest interpreters of American popular song. Along with Billie Holiday, she virtually defined the female voice in jazz, and countless others followed in her wake and acknowledged her enormous influence. Also includes two 8-page inserts.

Grace Wyndham Goldie

Author: John Grist
Editor: Authors Online Limited
ISBN: 9780755202485
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The very first publicly-transmitted television in the world came from a tiny studio in Alexandra Palace in 1936. Its only viewers were a few hundred visitors to an exhibition in west London, promoted by a group of radio manufacturers. Among those watching it taking shape in the studio was a young radio critic, Grace Wyndham Goldie. By the time she retired from the BBC's Television Service, less than thirty years later, television programmes were dominating the leisure hours of the majority of the British population. And it was Grace who influenced to an extraordinary degree what it was they watched. She supervised the gestation and birth of the first regular arts programme, the first nightly magazine programme, the first topical satire programme. She devised the ground rules governing the ways in which politicians presented themselves to the electorate. She also selected and fostered the careers of a succession of young programme makers, many of whom went on to occupy the most powerful seats in British broadcasting.

Evita First Lady

Author: John Barnes
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802196527
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The story of one of the most fascinating women of all time—Maria Eva Duarte, who rose from poverty to become one of the richest, most powerful women in the world. Eva Peron was a star and a legend during her lifetime, one of the most alluring women of the twentieth century. Through the hit Broadway musical Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber, her story became famous, and with the release of the film starring Madonna as Eva Peron, her life became a media obsession once again. Evita, as he preferred to style herself, was the beautiful and legendary woman who rose up from poverty to become the hypnotically powerful first lady of Argentina. To millions of poor people, she was a savior; to her enemies, she was a monstrous dictator. In this riveting biography, John Barnes explores the astonishing paradox of this champion of the poor who attacked the rich and, in the process, made herself the wealthiest woman in the world.

Finding Betty Crocker

Author: Susan Marks
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439104019
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IN 1945, FORTUNE MAGAZINE named Betty Crocker the second most popular American woman, right behind Eleanor Roosevelt, and dubbed Betty America's First Lady of Food. Not bad for a gal who never actually existed. "Born" in 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to proud corporate parents, Betty Crocker has grown, over eight decades, into one of the most successful branding campaigns the world has ever known. Now, at long last, she has her own biography. Finding Betty Crocker draws on six years of research plus an unprecedented look into the General Mills archives to reveal how a fictitious spokesperson was enthusiastically welcomed into kitchens and shopping carts across the nation. The Washburn Crosby Company (one of the forerunners to General Mills) chose the cheery all-American "Betty" as a first name and paired it with Crocker, after William Crocker, a well-loved company director. Betty was to be the newest member of the Home Service Department, where she would be a "friend" to consumers in search of advice on baking -- and, in an unexpected twist, their personal lives. Soon Betty Crocker had her own national radio show, which, during the Great Depression and World War II, broadcast money-saving recipes, rationing tips, and messages of hope. Over 700,000 women joined Betty's wartime Home Legion program, while more than one million women -- and men -- registered for the Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air during its twenty-seven-year run. At the height of Betty Crocker's popularity in the 1940s, she received as many as four to five thousand letters daily, care of General Mills. When her first full-scale cookbook, Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book, or "Big Red," as it is affectionately known, was released in 1950, first-year sales rivaled those of the Bible. Today, over two hundred products bear her name, along with thousands of recipe booklets and cookbooks, an interactive website, and a newspaper column. What is it about Betty? In answering the question of why everyone was buying what she was selling, author Susan Marks offers an entertaining, charming, and utterly unique look -- through words and images -- at an American icon situated between profound symbolism and classic kitchen kitsch.

American Journalism

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Ella Fitzgerald

Author: Katherine E. Krohn
Editor: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822549338
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A biography of the celebrated jazz singer, known especially for her scat singing and "songbook" recordings of the works of many major American composers.

The First Lady Of Hollywood

Author: Samantha Barbas
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520940246
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Hollywood celebrities feared her. William Randolph Hearst adored her. Between 1915 and 1960, Louella Parsons was America's premier movie gossip columnist and in her heyday commanded a following of more than forty million readers. This first full-length biography of Parsons tells the story of her reign over Hollywood during the studio era, her lifelong alliance with her employer, William Randolph Hearst, and her complex and turbulent relationships with such noted stars, directors, and studio executives as Orson Welles, Joan Crawford, Louis B. Mayer, Ronald Reagan, and Frank Sinatra—as well as her rival columnists Hedda Hopper and Walter Winchell. Loved by fans for her "just folks," small-town image, Parsons became notorious within the film industry for her involvement in the suppression of the 1941 film Citizen Kane and her use of blackmail in the service of Hearst's political and personal agendas. As she traces Parsons's life and career, Samantha Barbas situates Parsons's experiences in the broader trajectory of Hollywood history, charting the rise of the star system and the complex interactions of publicity, journalism, and movie-making. Engagingly written and thoroughly researched, The First Lady of Hollywood is both an engrossing chronicle of one of the most powerful women in American journalism and film and a penetrating analysis of celebrity culture and Hollywood power politics.

Kiss The First Lady Goodnight

Author: Jim Ryan
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ISBN: 9781594660016
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"One of the funniest books I have ever read. In fact, it is 'Hillaryious!' Jim Ryan is a modern day Mark Twain. . . . It is to politics what "No Time For Sergeants" was to the military, pure and diverting satire."--Tom Cooper, M.D., Book Review Editor, Funseekers Radio Network

Official Manual Of The State Of Missouri

Author: Missouri. Office of the Secretary of State
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The First Lady Of Hollywood

Author: Samantha Barbas
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520242135
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A biography of Louella Parsons, America's premiere movie gossip columnist from 1915 to 1960, chronicles her reign over Hollywood during the studio era, her lifelong alliance with William Randolph Hearst, and her complex and turbulent relationships.

Melanie

Author: John Lambo
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781461177234
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Melanie Safka (known by millions simply as Melanie) was the first woman to perform at The Woodstock Music Festival in the summer of 1969. Now, more than 40 years later, the first comprehensive Melanie biography is finally available. Melanie, The First Lady of Woodstock by John Lambo is filled with never before seen photos documenting Melanie's life from childhood to present day. It is a well-researched, compelling biography and an essential source for anyone wanting to know the woman behind the Folk Diva. Even die-hard fans will be in for some surprises as you follow Melanie's life story. Lambo weaves interviews with Melanie's family and friends, fellow musicians, industry veterans, and of course fans with over 40 years of written articles, radio and television interviews, internet research, and recordings to present a thorough look at the private and public life of one of music's most unsung heroes. The ambitious biography finally recognizes Melanie for her immense talent and humanitarian spirit. This biography is a true study in tremendous strength, persistence and courage. Anyone who has had to overcome great obstacles will identify with and be inspired by Melanie, The First Lady of Woodstock. In addition to Melanie's fans, this biography is recommended for any music enthusiast or pop culture fan.

Media Relations And The Modern First Lady

Author: Lisa M Burns
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ISBN: 1793611254
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Media Relations and the Modern First Lady: From Jacqueline Kennedy to Melania Trump examines the communication strategies first ladies and their teams have used to manage press and public interest in their private lives, to promote causes close to their hearts, and to shape their public image. Starting with Jacqueline Kennedy, who was the first to have a staffer with the title "press secretary," each chapter explores the relationship between a first lady and the media, the role played by her press secretary and communication staff in cultivating this relationship, and the first lady's media coverage. Contributors exploring the following questions: How effective were the media relations and communication strategies of this first lady and her team? What worked and what did not? Was the first lady a communication asset to her husband's administration? And what can we learn from their media relations strategies? Along with contributing to the scholarship on presidential spouses, the contributions to this volume also highlight the important role media relations plays in strategic political communication. Scholars of communication, media studies, gender and women's studies, political science, and public relations will find this book particularly useful.

Dear First Lady

Author: Dwight Young
Editor: National Geographic Society
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Collects letters, some of which appear as full-size facsimiles, written over the centuries to America's first ladies by ordinary citizens and famous figures, and includes historical information to illuminate the writer's concerns and ideas.

Radio Cultures

Author: Michael C. Keith
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820486482
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"Radio Cultures examines the manifold ways in which radio has influenced the nation's social and cultural environment since its inception nearly a century ago. Written by leading scholars in the field, chapters address a wide range of topics, including how this powerful medium has impacted and affected non-mainstream segments of the population throughout its history and how these repressed and neglected groups have employed radio to counter and overcome discrimination and bias. The use of the audio medium for political, economic, and religious purposes is comprehensively probed and analyzed in this insightful and innovative volume."--Back cover.

Broadcasting Telecasting

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Working Woman

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Radio Times

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Women S World

Author: Irene M. Franck
Editor: Harpercollins
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Chronicles the important figures and events, contributions, and achievements of women in politics, religion, education, science and technology, medicine, and the arts, from the dawn of history to the present