Vaudeville, old and new

an encyclopedia of variety performers in America

By Cullen, Frank & Hackman, Florence & McNeilly, Donald P.

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ISBN
978-0-41593-853-2
Publisher
New York : Routledge, 2006.


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Reviewed on April 1, 2007

What do Gene Kelly, Fats Waller, Victor Borge, Ethel Waters, and Jackie Gleason have in common? At one point in their careers, they all appeared on the vaudeville stage. From about 1820 to 1955, vaudeville was the popular theater of the day, offering an amazing variety of short, live performances in big cities and in small towns across the country. Before radio, there was vaudeville. After the advent of movies and television, there was vaudeville. Even today, in the age of podcasts, pay-perview, and performance art, there is vaudeville: in ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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