City of flickering light /

"It's July 1921, "flickers" are all the rage, and Irene Van Beck has just declared her own independence by jumping off a moving train to escape her fate in a traveling burlesque show. When her friends, fellow dancer Millie Martin and comedian Henry Weiss, leap after her, the trio...

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Main Author: Fay, Juliette,
Format: Book
Published: New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
Physical Description: x, 380 pages ; 24 cm
Edition: First Gallery books hardcover edition.
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