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No applause, just throw money, or, The book that made vaudeville famous : a high-class, refined entertainment

Author: Trav S D
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, ©2005.
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Writer and modern-day vaudevillian Trav S.D. explores the many ways in which vaudeville's story is the story of show business in America. In documenting the rich history and cultural legacy of our country's only purely indigenous theatrical form, he demonstrates that vaudeville was a showcase for the best and worst America had to offer-a platform for diversity, tolerance, and democracy, darkly tempered by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Trav S D
ISBN: 0571211925 9780571211920
OCLC Number: 58975745
Description: 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The overture --
Who put the "devil" in vaudeville? --
Good, clean fun --
Birth of an industry --
Tooth and nail --
The palace years --
Troupers --
The march of progress --
The phoenix in foolscap --
The chaser.
Other Titles: Book that made vaudeville famous
Responsibility: by Trav S.D.
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From 1881 to 1932, vaudeville was at the heart of show business in the UnitedStates. This volume explores the many ways in which vaudeville's story is thestory of show business in America.  Read more...

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"A delicious cultural history...The writing is as snappy as these troupers and headliners deserve. And the scholarship is high-class. Nothing reveals a people more clearly than what entertains them Read more...

 
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