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Women Vaudeville Stars Eighty Biographical Profiles by Armond Fields

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Published by McFarland & Company .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Variety shows, music hall, cabaret,
  • Women,
  • 20th century,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - General,
  • Women entertainers,
  • Performing Arts (General),
  • U.S. History - Late 19th Century (1877-1900),
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • USA,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - Theatre,
  • Theater - History & Criticism,
  • Biography,
  • United States,
  • Vaudeville,
  • 19th century,
  • History

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8139490M
ISBN 100786425830
ISBN 109780786425839

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Women Vaudeville Stars: Eighty Biographical Profiles. Mae West, Sarah Bernhardt, Ethel Barrymore and Helen Keller are perhaps among the best known women to appear on vaudeville stages. Each came to vaudeville by a different path and with a different offering: Mae West entered vaudeville with a song and dance routine when she was 13 years old. Women Vaudeville Stars. by Armond Fields. Mae West, Sarah Bernhardt, Ethel Barrymore and Helen Keller are perhaps among the best known women to appear on vaudeville stages. Each came to vaudeville by a different path and with a different offering: Mae West entered vaudeville with a song and dance routine when she was 13 years old. Singers, singer-comediennes, comediennes, dancers, sister acts, actresses, male impersonators and novelty acts are covered as separate categories. Biographies of the performers in each category appear in order of the date they entered vaudeville, an arrangement that allows the reader to trace the history of vaudeville itself. Women Vaudeville Stars: Eighty Biographical Profiles Paperback $ Paperback $ Paperback $ Hardcover $ Paperback $ Hardcover $ Books By Armond Fields.

Table of Contents Acknowledgments v Introduction: Women in Vaudeville 1 About the Arrangement of This Book 11 Part One: The Singers Maggie Cline 13 Lottie Gilson Eva Tanguay Anna Held Stella Mayhew Bonnie Thornton Vesta Victoria Ada Reeve Emma Carus Blanche Ring Grace La Rue Yvette Guilbert Nora Bayes Marion Bent Ethel .   The Women of Vaudeville. For reasons that may ultimately defy analysis, the biggest stars in vaudeville — and consequently, the highest paid ones — were the female singing singles, or singing comediennes. In the early 20th century, female vaudeville stars were the richest independent women in the country.   Stars of Vaudeville # Charlie Chaplin «Travalanche says: Ap at am [ ] for the Marx Brothers, Jolson, Clark & McCulough, Eddie Cantor, Bill Robinson, Paul Whiteman, Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joe E. Brown, etc etc etc, but the talkies sure did.   Many other women followed their own paths to become vaudeville headliners. This book tells the stories of 80 who were among the top vaudeville acts in the late 19th century and early 20th century, when entertainment was often live variety shows in theaters across the country.5/5(1).

This is a partial list of vaudeville ion on this list indicates that the subject appeared at least once on the North American vaudeville stage during its heyday between and The source in the citation included with each entry confirms their appearance and cites information in the performance notes section. Women dominated during the glory days of vaudeville. With portraits of some eighty or so women stars of the era, the author gives us insight into what motivated them to break convention and go on the disreputable stage. In numerous cases the writing is so good, one can almost see and hear the acts- the songs, the dances, the jokes/5. Big Time — The big leagues of vaudeville. The best circuits offered first-rate programs with the best available performers including big-name stars. The two high class circuits were the Keith Circuit in the east, and the Orpheum Circuit in the West. This was the big time. Books shelved as vaudeville: Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton by Matt Phelan, No Applause--Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous.