Ten cents a dance

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Dance -- Fiction, Nightclubs -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- Fiction, Poverty -- Fiction, Family life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction, Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fi
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In 1940s Chicago, fifteen-year-old Ruby hopes to escape poverty by becoming a taxi dancer in a nightclub, but the work has unforseen dangers and hiding the truth from her family and friends becomes increasingly difficult.

StatementChristine Fletcher.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.F62778 Ten 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18401186M
ISBN 139781599901640
LC Control Number2007050737

I enjoyed Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher very much. I have always been interested in the story of taxi dancers and their nightly display of illusion that they earned their living by. This book provides a little look into that. The lead character, Ruby, is 16 years old with more responsibility than any young teen should have to shoulder /5(38).

TEN CENTS A DANCE was an okay book but nothing to really write home about. I think Fletcher grabbed the time good, portrayed it in a way that really popped off the page, but in terms of story it was rather lackluster, bordering on forgettable/5.

Fred Berri’s Ten Cents a Dance is a suspenseful page turner. Can Detective Johnny Vero stop the strange string of murders. Homicide detective, Johnny Vero, travels to France and works with Interpol to hunt a serial killer. The killer targets dance hall women who charge a fee of ten cents for a 3 minute spin on the dance floor/5(8).

Ten Cents a Dance is a novel by writer Christine Fletcher. In this novel, Ruby Jacinski is a fifteen-year-old girl who recently quit school to take a job to support her family. Ruby's job does not pay enough to cover her family's living expenses, let alone their past rent and her mother's medical bills stemming from her rheumatoid arthritis.

A mesmerizing look into a little-known world and era, Ten Cents a Dance is resplendent with soul-shaking jazz, killer '40s style, and the passions of a young generation on the eve of war.

Read an excerpt. BUY THE BOOK: IndieBound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble Ten Cents a Dance was released as an e-book for Sony reader. "Ten Cents a Dance" is a popular song Ten cents a dance book which a taxi dancer laments the hardships of her job.

The music was written by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Lorenz song was published in The song was originally written for Lee Morse who was acting in the musical Simple Simon, but when Morse showed up intoxicated at the Boston opening of the musical, Florenz Ziegfeld Composer(s): Richard Rodgers.

Ten Cents a Dance. Ten Cents a Dance is a book I enjoyed. A great deal enjoyed. But it could make a movie that I would just love and adore.

Set aroundthe novel follows the adventures and misadventures of a teen girl, Ten cents a dance book Jacinski, who is charmed away from the meat factories by the glamor and allure of a local dance hall.

Book trailer for Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher (Bloomsbury USA Children's Books ). Book Trailer by msbibliotecaria. Images from Flickr Creative. Christine Fletcher’s Ten Cents a Dance, published by Bloomsbury Books inis a work of historical fiction set during World War II.

The main character is Ruby, a fifteen-year-old girl who. Books similar to Ten Cents a Dance Ten Cents a Dance. Goodreads members who liked this book also liked: Where the Stars Still Shine. by Trish Doller. avg. rating Ratings. Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life.

TEN CENTS A DANCE was inspired by a member of author Christine Fletcher's own family. The story of Sofia, as explained in the book, is about a family member who was lost for several years. She had been shamed and banished from the family only to return years later.5/5(5). Get this from a library.

Ten cents a dance. [Christine Fletcher] -- In s Chicago, fifteen-year-old Ruby hopes to escape poverty by becoming a taxi dancer in a nightclub, but the work has unforeseen dangers and hiding the truth from her family and friends becomes.

Ten Cents a Dance is a American pre-Code romance-drama film directed by Lionel Barrymore and starring Barbara Stanwyck as a married taxi dancer who falls in love with one of her customers. The film was inspired by the popular song of the same name, which is sung over the title sequence.

The film was also made in a Spanish language version, titled, Carne de Music by: Constantin Bakaleinikoff, Richard. Ten Cents A Dance (Book): Fletcher, Christine: In s Chicago, fifteen-year-old Ruby hopes to escape poverty by becoming a taxi dancer in a nightclub, but the work has unforeseen dangers and hiding the truth from her family and friends becomes increasingly difficult.

9 out of Ten Cents a Dance is great historical fiction; gripping story, excellent characters, unpredictable plot. I was really impressed with this book about pre-WWII Chicago and a profession I didn’t even know existed.

I used to read loads of historical fiction, but now I generally find myself thinking “I would have loved this at twelve, but now it doesn’t really do. View on Book Movement Share Images courtesy of publishers, organizations, and sometimes their Twitter handles.

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With Barbara Stanwyck, Ricardo Cortez, Monroe Owsley, Sally Blane. Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi dancers. She marries Eddie and plans to quit dancing.

Before she does, she meets a handsome and rich gentleman/10(). TEN CENTS A DANCE An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults Chicago, W hen her mother becomes too ill to work, fifteen-year-old Ruby Jacinski is forced to drop out of school to support her family Soon, Ruby is getting paid to dance with lonely men.

But secrets and bad boys are both hard to keep. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher l Summary & Study Guide by BookRags at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or Due to COVID, orders may be : Bookrags. In my review of TEN CENTS A DANCE, I mentioned that this book would be a wonderful selection for a mother-daughter book club.I even hinted that it would be nice to have some discussion questions to generate some conversation.

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Well I am so happy to say that the author of TEN CENTS A DANCE, Christine Fletcher, responded that her publisher is currently. This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Ten Cents a Dance.

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Where Or When. This Can't Be Love. Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book. Ten Cents A Dance. There's A Small Hotel. I Didn't Know What Time It Was.

Ev'rything I've Got. I Could Write A Book. The Blue Room. My Funny Valentine. Homicide detective, Johnny Vero, hunts a serial killer who targets dance hall women who charge a fee of ten cents for a 3 minute spin on the dance floor. They are murdered in the Budapest Hotel in certain room numbers which have biblical meanings as to why the killer chooses these : First Edition Design Publishing.

Title of a book, article or other published item (this will display to the public). Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher (Bloomsbury, Hardcover, ) Rating: Ruby's family used to be pretty well off until her father died. Then her mother worked long hours in the factory to make ends meet.

When Ruby's mother can no longer work in the factory, Ruby must quit school and start earning money for the family. Ten Cents a Dance Lyrics: I work at the Palace ballroom, but gee that palace is cheap / When I get back to my chillly hallroom, I'm much too tired to sleep / I'm one of those lady teachers, a.

Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher and a great selection of related books, Ten Cents a Dance. Christine Fletcher. Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.

With her mother ill, it's up to fifteen-year-old Ruby Jacinski to support her family. But in the s, the only opportunities open to a Polish-American girl from Chicago's poor Yards is a job in one of the meat-packing plants.

Through a chance meeting with a local tough, Ruby lands a job as a taxi dancer-a girl paid ten cents to dance with any man-and soon becomes an expert in the art of. About Ten Cents a Dance: The unforgettable music of Rodgers and Hart, whose sublime lyrics and melodies highlight the Great American Songbook, provides the inspiration for Ten Cents a Dance.

In this innovative production, the love affair between a piano player and a taxi dancer is told through the artistry of six actor-musicians as a dazzling. Teens Read is designed to help teens find books they will love. The site features award winning titles from the Iowa Teen Award, Iowa High School Award, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, and YALSA Teens' Top Ten.

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Watch promotional videos and read reviews before making a. TEN CENTS A DANCE was inspired by a story from my own family: my mother’s aunt who, after being kicked out of the house at the age of fifteen, supported herself as a taxi dancer.

I’ve always loved the oddments of history—homely, everyday stuff which never makes it into the history books. Taxi dancing is like that.4/5(1).

Homicide detective, Johnny Vero, hunts a serial killer who targets dance hall women who charge a fee of ten cents for a 3 minute spin on the dance floor. They are murdered in the Budapest Hotel in certain room numbers which have biblical meanings as to why the killer chooses these rooms.Ten Cents A Dance, North Canton, OH.

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