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Sara Martin: The Famous Moanin' Mama

Louisville-born blues singer Sara Martin (Sara Dunn, 1884-1955) started out on the black vaudeville circuits sometime prior to 1915. Advertised as “The Colored Sophie Tucker… 184 more words

Vaudeville Etc.

Càndida Pérez and her music hall songs

It is 1920 and Pilar Alonso, a singer of popular songs and very famous in those days, performs one cuplé after another and scores such a success that at the end of the show she has exhausted her repertoire of pieces in Spanish. 319 more words


The Over There Theatre League: Amparito Farrar.

The Over There Theatre League, headed by theater legend George M. Cohan and theater director-producer-playwright Winthrop Ames, formed in April 1918 to mobilize volunteer performers for entertaining US troops in France under the auspices of the YMCA. 383 more words

Women's History

“If they try to burn you, may your fire be stronger than theirs..."

Hey guys!  Ariella here.

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited by Jo Allan PR to see the show Emilia at the Vaudeville theatre.  633 more words


Pam’s Pictorama Photo Post: This little find caught my eye recently and I decided I really needed to own it. These early vaudeville-type animal acts seem to be a fascinating sub-genre and I can’t resist them. 455 more words

A Shout-Out for Whispering Jack Smith

Bronx-born Jack Smith (Jacob Schmidt 1896-1950) started out in vaudeville singing in quartets, as a solo, and as a song plugger. His job as a staff piano player at a radio station in the 1920s led to popularity as an on-air singer when he had to fill in for a crooner who didn’t show up. 63 more words

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