Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Last of the Red Hot Mamas: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Sue & Lloyd Ecker with a picture of Sophie Tucker

Sue and Lloyd Ecker are fascinated with entertainer Sophie Tucker, "the last of the red hot mamas." This larger-than-life Jewish woman was a major figure in 20th century Vaudeville and Hollywood. The Eckers have created a documentary film and begun a series of "fictional memoirs" about Sophie. I interviewed them when the film The Outrageous Sophie Tucker premiered in South Florida.

See SophieTucker.com to buy the film, the book, and to find supplemental video and audio by and about Sophie.

AUDIO:


Or click Mp3 File (23:08)


MOVIE TRAILER:


Or rent or purchase the full movie on YouTube



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