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Kravetz, Sallie. Ethel Ennis, the Reluctant Jazz Star: An Illustrated Biography. Baltimore: Gateway Press/Hughes Enterprises, 1984.
Beirne, Francis F. The Amiable Baltimoreans. New York, 1951; reprint, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: A social history of Baltimore City told through thematic chapters. Chapter topics are varied and include a wide range of subjects: i.e. monuments, food, sports, Hopkins Hospital, newspapers, and politics.
Crawford, Joan B. "A Heritage Preserved: The Creative Traditions of Western Maryland." Maryland 25 (Summer 1993): 38-44.
Clarke, Donald. Wishing on the Moon: The Life and Times of Billie Holiday. New York: Viking Penguin, 1994.
Deutsch, Helen Waverly. Laura Keene's Theatre Management: Profile of a Profession in Transition. Ph.D. diss., Tufts University, 1992.
Drake, James A. Rosa Ponselle: A Centenary Biography. Portland, OR: Amadeus/Timber, 1997.
O'Meally, Robert G. Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday. New York: Arcade Pub., 1991.
Phillips-Matz, Mary Jane. Rosa Ponselle: American Diva. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.
Ponselle, Rosa, and James A. Drake. Ponselle: A Singer's Life. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1982.
Weems, Helen R. The History of the Women's String Orchestra. M.M. thesis, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: The Women's String Orchestra was organized in 1936 to provide performance opportunities to women musicians barred from the all-male Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra, which numbered between 35 to 40 players, performed at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Cadoa Hall and the Peabody. Less than two months after the debut of the Women's String Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony opened its auditions to women (five of the women string players were hired). Weems' thesis examines the public response to female orchestral musicians in Baltimore and elsewhere in the United States and the role of women in the musical life of the city in the late 1930s. Her interviews with the founding members of the orchestra provide vivid accounts of the barriers placed in the paths of these pioneering women and how they surmounted them.
White, Roger. "The Stars Wore Stripes: GIs Entertaining GIs at Fort George G. Meade and Overseas, 1941-1945. Part IV: Performances by Servicemen and Women in Fort Meade and American Cities." Anne Arundel County History Notes 22 (July 1991): 5-6, 12-15.
Beirne, Francis F. "The Four Merchants." In The Amiable Baltimoreans. New York, 1951; reprint, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.
Dowell, Susan Stiles. "Villa Pace: Rosa Ponsell's Italianate Estate." Maryland Magazine 16 (Autumn 1983): 25-8.
Broad, David B. "Annie Oakley: Woman, Legend, and Myth." Journal of the West 37 (January 1998): 11-18.
Edmunds, Lavinia. "Patron with Panache." Johns Hopkins Magazine 45 (February 1993): 47-51.
Annotation / Notes: Alice Garrett.
Glick, Susan. "Mary Ann Jung: Living History Interpreter." Maryland 26 (April 1994): 80.
Ely, Kathy. "Minstrel Maggie." Chesapeake Life, 9 (September/October 2003): 40-41.
Categories: Music and Theater, Women
Martens, Melissa. "Building Bridges: A Conversation with Liz Lerman." Generations, (Special Issue 2003): 58-73.
Loeschke, Maravene. Lives in Art: Sixteen Women Who Changed Theatre in Baltimore. [s.l.: s.n.], 2001.
Blackburn, Julia. With Billie. New York: Pantheon Books, 2005.
Burger, Jim. "Finding Billie Holliday." Baltimore, 98 (July 2005): 78-81.
Fiegel, Eddi. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2005.
Categories: Music and Theater, Women
Hawn, Goldie with Wendy Holden. Goldie: A Lotus Grows in the Mud. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2005.
Categories: Music and Theater, Women
Lewis, John. "Pure Ethel." Baltimore, 104 (March 2011): 118-23, 198.