Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Queen of Vaudeville – The Story of Eva Tanguay - Cornell Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

Andrew L. Erdman


In her day, Eva Tanguay (1879–1947) was one of the most famous women in America. She established herself as a vaudeville and musical comedy star in 1901 and at the height of a long career, that stretched until the early 1930s, she was a trend-setting performer who embodied the emerging ideal of the bold and sexual female entertainer. She was a precursor to subsequent generations of performers, who have been both idolized and condemned for simultaneously displaying and playing with blatant displays of female sexuality. This book tells Eva Tanguay's remarkable life story. Born into the family of ... More

Keywords: Eva Tanguay, vaudeville, comedy, female entertainer, female sexuality, plastic surgery, American popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449703
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449703.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew L. Erdman, author