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Automatic vaudeville

John Lahr

Automatic vaudeville

essays on star turns

by John Lahr

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Published by Limelight Editions in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJohn Lahr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3562.A32 A94 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 256 p. ;
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2862176M
ISBN 100879100281
LC Control Number84025037

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  Automatic Vaudeville presents Toronto's Hi-Class Picture Show as part of the Drake's Notes From The Underground series, with tap dance/keyboard sensations Big . Talk:Automatic Vaudeville Company. Jump to navigation Jump to search. WikiProject Film (Rated Stub-class) This article is within the scope of WikiProject Film. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see lists of.

The Yiddish Book Center is a co-presenter of the exhibit New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway, now at the Museum of the City of New first major exhibit on New York's Yiddish theater, it recaptures that vibrant world through original artifacts, costumes, photographs, ephemera, and documents, as well as multimedia presentations of film and audio of some of the great.   There were some, though, who found the Didion-Dunne double act hard to take, not least critic and biographer, John Lahr, whose collection of essays, Automatic Vaudeville, castigated both as .


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The minstrel part of the dummies' act—the singing and joke telling—was provided by phonograph recordings. Operating as The Automatic Vaudeville Company, the arcade featured a variety of amusements including penny-operated peeps, phonographs with individual listening devices, stationary bicycles, punching bags and a basement shooting gallery.

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