Beach Blanket Babylon: A Hats-Off Tribute to San Francisco's Most Extraordinary Musical Revue

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Chronicle Books, Jun 1, 1997 - Music - 108 pages
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The question is, what did the Queen think of the hats? The longest-running musical revue in American history, Beach Blanket Babylon has taken audiences around the world, from Buckingham Palace to Las Vegas, and the world has in turn come to Beach Blanket Babylon. Known for outrageous humor, great music, fabulous characterizations of the famous and the infamous (from Snow White to John Travolta), and absolutely the biggest hats ever seen on stage, the show still packs the house over twenty years later at its home in San Francisco. Created by the late Steve Silver as an offshoot of his Rent-A-Freak business, with an original script by Armistead Maupin, Beach Blanket Babylon has become a legend. This visual celebration captures all the zaniness of the show and takes the reader behind the scenes, from early sketches and costume design to the ongoing creative genius that keeps Mr. Peanut tap-dancing. For anyone who loves the theater or likes to laugh, this book is the ticket.

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Janet Lynn Roseman is a freelance writer specializing in the arts. She lives in San Francisco.

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