Monthly Archives: March 2021

22. Every Vaudevillian Breeze whispered Louise

Like many many vaudevillians, Louise Dresser went into the business because of the need to avoid starvation. For 30,000 vaudevillians who toured the Continent at any one time, it was a job. In spite of the arduous and sometimes humiliating … Continue reading

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21. Shine on Nora Bayes

This week: The vaudevillian life of Nora Bayes, starting with the vaudeville lullaby that my kids heard night after night as they grew up in the world of the Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue. Included in this vodcast is Al Hirshfeld … Continue reading

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20. A vaudevillian crooner, a harpist and a musical sawist walk on stage….

During the halcyon days of vaudeville the harp often took center stage. People loved to hear the beautiful sounds of course, but add a vaudevillian twist and it was a winner. There was never a better example of this and … Continue reading

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19. I Love Lucy in Vaudeville

This Week: The vaudevillian talents of Lucille Ball and her cast and friends. Lucille Ball started out as a chorus girl, but before that she endured as more rejection than you could ever imagine. Constantly learning, tweaking and adding to … Continue reading

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18. A Real Buster

 A real buster!   When I was a young kid of about 12 years old I remember clearly sitting in front of the television and watching one of the “new comedians” from the 1970s.  After watching a routine and not laughing … Continue reading

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