Publisher description for Transatlantic stage stars in vaudeville and variety : celebrity turns / Leigh Woods.


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Transatlantic Stage Stars in Vaudeville and Variety shows eminent actors performing under stringent conditions in vaudeville. Some of the stars, it will surprise no one to learn, did better than others. It was a strange notion in 1900 that leading lights of the legitimate stage would ever join a bill of “turns” or short acts, with everything from, and in between, song-and-dance, trained animals, blackface, aerialists, criminals regaling crowds with their exploits, and andeating fire. Transatlantic Stage Stars in Vaudeville and Variety chronicles renowned actors showing rough fare in rough times.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Vaudeville -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Vaudeville -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Entertainers -- Great Britain -- Biography.