Feature Documentary Film

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

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A documentary focusing on the tumultuous early days of this iconic vaudeville superstar who ruled the 1920’s Flapper Era in the U.S. Before Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Midler, Madonna and Lady Gaga, Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy and brassy style unlike any other previous performer. Using all of “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas” 400+ recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on their seven year journey retracing Tucker’s 60 year show business career.

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In this documentary directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker William Gazecki (Waco:The Rules of Engagement), THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER focuses on the tumultuous early days of this iconic vaudeville superstar who ruled the 1920’s Flapper Era in the U.S.

Before Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Midler, Madonna and Lady Gaga, Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy and brassy style unlike any other previous performer.

Using all of “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas” 400+ recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on their seven year journey retracing Tucker’s 60 year Show Business career. Their travels took them to 17 states, Canada, England, Ireland and France.

With the assistance of 15 time Grammy winner Executive Producer Phil Ramone, Sophie’s early lost recordings serve as a wonderful entertaining sound track.

Featuring Tony Bennett, Barbara Walters, Michael Feinstein, Carol Channing, Shecky Greene and Bruce Vilanch.

Appearances by Paul Anka, Tony Martin, Mickey Rooney, Brenda Lee, Kaye Ballard, Connie Stevens, Chubby Checker, Mamie Van Doren, Joe Franklin, Rusty Warren, Kaye Stevens, Jane Kean, Libi Staiger and Don Dellair.

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William Gazecki is an American film director and former sound mixer best known for his documentary Waco: The Rules of Engagement, which earned a News & Documentary Emmy Award and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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