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The Encyclopedia Of Vaudeville

Author : Anthony Slide
ISBN : 9781617032509
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville provides a unique record of what was once America’s preeminent form of popular entertainment from the late 1800s through the early 1930s. It includes entries not only on the entertainers themselves, but also on those who worked behind the scenes, the theatres, genres, and historical terms. Entries on individual vaudevillians include biographical information, samplings of routines and, often, commentary by the performers. Many former vaudevillians were interviewed for the book, including Milton Berle, Block and Sully, Kitty Doner, Fifi D’Orsay, Nick Lucas, Ken Murray, Fayard Nicholas, Olga Petrova, Rose Marie, Arthur Tracy, and Rudy Vallee. Where appropriate, entries also include bibliographies. The volume concludes with a guide to vaudeville resources and a general bibliography. Aside from its reference value, with its more than five hundred entries, The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville discusses the careers of the famous and the forgotten. Many of the vaudevillians here, including Jack Benny, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Jimmy Durante, W. C. Fields, Bert Lahr, and Mae West, are familiar names today, thanks to their continuing careers on screen. At the same time, and given equal coverage, are forgotten acts: legendary female impersonators Bert Savoy and Jay Brennan, the vulgar Eva Tanguay with her billing as “The I Don’t Care Girl,” male impersonator Kitty Doner, and a host of “freak” acts.
Category: Performing Arts

Vaudeville Old New

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ISBN : 9780415938532
Genre : Entertainers
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Category: Entertainers

Encyclopedia Of Populism In America A Historical Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author : Alexandra Kindell
ISBN : 9781598845686
Genre : History
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This comprehensive two-volume encyclopedia documents how Populism, which grew out of post-Civil War agrarian discontent, was the apex of populist impulses in American culture from colonial times to the present. • Provides an introductory essay that announces key events, themes, people, and ideas, appropriate for students, researchers, and general readers • Includes more than 200 entries and dozens of images and maps, making this two-volume work a comprehensive resource for high school and undergraduate researchers • Explains how the 19th-century agrarian movement diverged into different Populist movements in the United States and explores the various meanings, icons, and forms of the Populist undercurrent in modern-day American culture
Category: History

The Papers Of Will Rogers From Vaudeville To Broadway September 1908 August 1915

Author : Will Rogers
ISBN : 0806133155
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This third volume of The Papers of Will Rogers documents the evolution of Rogers's vaudeville career as well as the newlywed life of Will and Betty Blake Rogers and the birth of their children. During these years, the Rogerses moved to New York City, and after many years of performing with Buck McKee and horse Teddy, Rogers began a solo act in vaudeville as a talking, roping cowboy. He appeared on the same playbill with such performers as Fred Stone, Eddie Cantor, and Houdini, and his stage career expanded to include an appearance in the Broadway musical comedy "The Wall Street Girl." Volume Three ends with Rogers's successful transition from vaudeville to Broadway, on the brink of his breakthrough as a star of the Ziegfeld Follies.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hollywood Before Glamour

Author : M. Tolini Finamore
ISBN : 9780230389496
Genre : Performing Arts
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This exploration of fashion in American silent film offers fresh perspectives on the era preceding the studio system, and the evolution of Hollywood's distinctive brand of glamour. By the 1910s, the moving image was an integral part of everyday life and communicated fascinating, but as yet un-investigated, ideas and ideals about fashionable dress.
Category: Performing Arts

The New Historical Dictionary Of The American Film Industry

Author : Anthony Slide
ISBN : 9780810866362
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 45.43 MB
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Now in Paperback! A unique reference work, a 'what's what' of the history of filmmaking not only in Hollywood but throughout the United States. More than 750 entries document the history of studios, production companies and distributors, and provide complete information on technical innovations, genres, industry terms, and organizations.
Category: Social Science

The Concise Encyclopedia Of American Radio

Author : Christopher H. Sterling
ISBN : 9781135176846
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 74.34 MB
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The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio is an essential single-volume reference guide to this vital and evolving medium. Comprised of more than 300 entries spanning the invention of radio to the Internet, this refernce work addresses personalities, music genres, regulations, technology, programming and stations, the "golden age" of radio and other topics relating to radio broadcasting throughout its history. The entries are updated throughout and the volume includes nine new entries on topics ranging from podcasting to the decline of radio.
Category: Performing Arts

The Encyclopedia Britannica

Author : Thomas Spencer Baynes
ISBN : MSU:31293008243713
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Encyclopedia Of The Chicago Literary Renaissance

Author : Jan Pinkerton
ISBN : 9781438109145
Genre : American literature
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The Chicago Renaissance began in the early 1900s and lasted until approximately 1930. The leading writers of the period, including Theodore Dreiser ("Sister Carrie)
Category: American literature