Monthly Archives: December 2020

Christmas with Vaudevillians

In this Episode of The Vaudecast: Christmas for vaudevillians! Tales of Christmas in Korea with the Caroline Drury Trio, Gypsy Rose Lee tells about Christmas in Vaudeville at the age of 10, Eddie Cantor sings a vaudeville Christmas Carol, Jimmy … Continue reading

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10. Irene Franklin and Fifi d’Orsay – The Red Head Rag and the Parisian who never say Paree’

This week: Irene Franklin was a one-woman vaudeville institution by the time she was a teenager. Like many vaudevillians she had a rough start – but her career included acting, comedy, songwriting, script writing – and from tragedy to stardom … Continue reading

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