Vaudeville old & new

Vaudeville old & new

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This is a one-of-a-kind reference work to the history of vaudeville, performance art, burlesque, revue, and comic opera. Most of these artists are not profiled in other reference books and the author has done deep research, including archival work and personal interviews, to uncover the rich history of this American artform. This will be a must-have for students of theater history and performance art, but it is also essential for anyone insterested in the cultural history of America.Billed as a€œThe Worlda#39;s Greatest Magicians, a€ the three toured for a full season, with Kellar announcing at each theatre his retirement from the ... people and sets, the swap of a€œThe Lady and the Boya€ in a box and a trunk and two of Kellara#39;s tricks, a levitation and the spirit cabinet. ... He performed for President Woodrow Wilson, filled theatres coast to coast and invited, free of charge, children from orphanages , anbsp;...

Title:Vaudeville old & new
Author:Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2004


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