The Vaudevillians. Bill Smith.

The Vaudevillians

Macmillan Pub Co, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. First edition stated. Hardcover in orange cloth. vii+278 pp. with glossary, index. Illustrated with photographs. Fine i n bright, crisp, price clipped dust jacket. Thirty-one of the most famous vaudeville headliners from the firts three decades of the 20th century provide first-person accounts of the color, showmanship, and enthusiasm of vaudeville during its golden period. Some are still familiar names--Jack Haley, George Jessel, Edgar Bergen, Milton Berle, Rudy Vallee, George Burns, Rose Marie; other less so--Will Ahern, Jean Carroll, Harry Ritz, John Bubbles. All, however, tell fascinating tales of playing small-time places on the way up, coal-cellar dressing rooms, overnight travel on milk trains, greasy spoon meals, and the development of their acts and characters. Fine / near fine. Item #E24886
ISBN: 9780026118903

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