Caught Short! A Saga of Wailing Wall Street

Caught Short A Saga of Wailing Wall Street Eddie Cantor is the man who showed America how to make whoopee He is without doubt one of the greatest entertainers and playboys of the modern world The romantic story of his rise from a humble backgr

  • Title: Caught Short! A Saga of Wailing Wall Street
  • Author: Eddie Cantor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Eddie Cantor is the man who showed America how to make whoopee He is without doubt one of the greatest entertainers and playboys of the modern world The romantic story of his rise from a humble background on the East Side of Manhattan Island to the dazzling heights of Ziegfeld stardom and Great Neck opulence has been set down in that saga of Broadway, My Life is In YourEddie Cantor is the man who showed America how to make whoopee He is without doubt one of the greatest entertainers and playboys of the modern world The romantic story of his rise from a humble background on the East Side of Manhattan Island to the dazzling heights of Ziegfeld stardom and Great Neck opulence has been set down in that saga of Broadway, My Life is In Your Hands As actor, singer, comedian, and raconteur his fame is world wide.As a financier and stock market operator his experience is intensely real, and truly representative of the excitements and despairs of millions of his fellow Americans This intimate and candid memoir of his own Wall Street adventure was written by Eddie Cantor himself while the frenzied ticker was still sputtering forth the news of the country s most violent stock market crisis As travesty, however, its spirit, sir, is one of mockery No aspersions are intended on any real bankers or brokers, on any real bulls or bears The author employs only that fantastic hyperbole wand takes only those decent liberties which are the time honored privilege of wit and satire Dull would he be who took this consoling and hilarious extravaganza in a surly or literal vein.

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    1. Comedian Eddie Cantor was wiped out in the great stock market Crash of October 1929 and wrote this little joke book about it so fast it was for sale before 1929 was over. He did a pretty good job of making money again, apparently, but it must have been a terrible shock.The book has no particular plot. It's just one joke strung after another, with some cartoony illustrations. There is a small amount of jarring racial humor.It's amusing reading (apart from that racial humor), but it's more like a [...]

    2. Eddie Cantor writing this book in 1929 would be the equivalent of George Clooney writing a book about how he has lost EVERYTHING in the stock market today: house, cars, money in the bank, everything. Very scary.

    3. Classic Crash of '29 HumorOld-school slapstick humor about the stock market crash of '29, from a successful comic who lost everything in it. If you like The Three Stooges and The Wall Street Journal both, this might be for you.

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