Backstage Vancouver: A Century Of Entertainment Legends by Greg PotterBackstage Vancouver: A Century Of Entertainment Legends by Greg Potter

Backstage Vancouver: A Century Of Entertainment Legends

byGreg Potter, Red RobinsonIntroduction byMichael J. Fox

Hardcover | November 8, 2004

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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, Coquitlam's 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 Canada's first rock 'n' roll DJ, Red Robinson was a spirited and essential fixture of Vancouver's golden age of entertainment, meeting and befriending an all-star lineup of the twentieth century's 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.
Author and award-winning writer Greg Potter has covered pop culture since 1988 for publications including the Vancouver Sun, the Georgia Straight, the Vancouver Courier, Vancouver Magazine and TV Week. His first book, 1999's Hand Me Down World: The Canadian Pop-Rock Paradox, was a slapstick look at the evolution of the Canadian music i...
Title:Backstage Vancouver: A Century Of Entertainment LegendsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inShipping dimensions:11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:November 8, 2004Publisher:Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1550173340

ISBN - 13:9781550173345


Editorial Reviews

"A fantastic book... Rare photographs are featured from various archives and personal collections that can't be found in any other books. An absorbing read, Backstage Vancouver captures the memorabilia and nostalgia of an era, a city, and the people who were there. With past acts like The Beatles and Louis Armstrong, to present day pop stars like Bryan Adams and Nickelback, it covers the entire spectrum of legends who got their start in Vancouver or merely passed through on their way to astounding stardom. Backstage Vancouver is a joy to read."-Chelsea Green, The Nexus