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Dance of the Sleepwalkers

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Author: Frank M. Calabria
Publisher: Popular Press
Category: Performing Arts

The colorful, if bizarre, story of this unusual form of amusement is told here for the first time. Despite the condemnation of vocal critics who regarded this entertainment as unsavory, if not immoral, dance marathons held a peculiar fascination for Americans since they projected traits and values pervasive in America then and now. Dance marathons mirrored the sham side of American culture, its commercialism and opportunism. Operated by paternalistic, often authoritarian, show promoters, dance marathons became for professional and amateur contestants

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