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New York City Vaudeville
 
 

New York City Vaudeville [Kindle Edition]

Anthony Slide

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New York City Vaudeville provides a unique pictorial record of America's preeminent entertainment medium in the late 1800s through the early 1930s. New York's Palace Theatreserved as the flagship for vaudeville, on which stage everyvaudevillian aspired to perform. New York City Vaudevillefeatures photographs of some of the greatest names fromthe Palace Theatre, including Jack Benny, George Burnsand Gracie Allen, Anna Held, the Marx Brothers, and Eva Tanguay, as well as legendary African American performers such as Bill Robinson, Ethel Waters, and Bert Williams. Through the photographs and the capsule biographies, the reader is transported back to a time when vaudeville was the people's entertainment, with a new bill of fare each week and an ever-changing number of performers with ever-changing styles of presentation.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 28009 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (18 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0099E9IP6
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Amazon.com: 3.2 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book with great photos! 3 July 2007
By Angie2 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I own several of these paperback books (called: IMAGES OF AMERICA). These compact books never disappoint me. This company is still producing these wonderful books today ,and every few months, the company adds to the various IMAGES OF AMERICA themes.

I bought this book because I wanted a "general" photo book showing photos of the most well-known of the Vaudeville performers, especially those from New york.
This book did not disappoint. Under each photo, there is also a brief description of the actor-performer.

(NOTE: There are no side-show performers in this book. This book is mostly about singers and actors/actresses from the early days of Vaudeville in NEW YORK).

Each chapter also gives a brief description of the Era of Vaudeville. Very interesting information.

The price for these small IMAGES OF AMERICA paperbacks are always low ($) and affordable. For me, they are worthwhile to own in any Library.
2.0 out of 5 stars New York Vaudeville 16 Mar 2014
By dorene paoluccio - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A scrapbook of photos of vaudeville entertainers, but very little information about the theatres, history or lifestyle.
Inexpensive book or I would have returned it.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not enough content. OVERPRICED. 13 Nov 2013
By Colin Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What material is in this book is good, disappointed that there is no text and again grossly overpriced for the what it is.
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New York Vaudeville 15 July 2007
By Barry Goodkin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book includes the bios of many of the vaudeville headliners. It is well written and concise.
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