“Hugely enjoyable. Will prompt an outburst of Sophiemania."
- The Toronto Star
"A talent too grand to ignore."
- The New York Times
"Required viewing. A true original."
- The Boston Globe
“You'll kvell over this loving tribute to one of the 20th century's greatest entertainers.”
- The Hollywood Reporter
Features interviews with:
Directors: Susan Ecker & Lloyd Ecker
Runtime: 96 minutes
Public Performance Rights Licensing: Starting at $250
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GENRE: Documentary, History, Cultural Studies
The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, the iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century. Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy and brassy style unlike any other. Using all of "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas" 400-plus recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on their seven-year journey retracing Tucker's sixty-year career in show business.