- Burlesque & vaudeville performers
- Showgirls, dancers, comedians
- Vaudeville & burlesque troupes
- Fascinating, funny posters for comedy plays & musical comedies
finest set possible. We spent many hours of restoration work on these, to remove tears, rips, and deep creases that made many of them unusable, and to enhance their color and imagery. And then organized them for your ease of use.
This collection is a fascinating look at the history and variety of theater in the mid- to late-1800s and early 1900s:
Famous Companies: Bon Ton Burlesquers, Hurly Burly, High Rollers, Rice & Barton's Big Gaiety, Joseph Hart, Rose Hill English Folly Co., Hoyt's, Cracker Jack's, Sandow Trocadero Vaudevilles, Ferris' Comedians, The Orpheum Show, New City Sports, American Extravaganza Company, Crane Bros., British Blondes & more
Famous Performers: Carrie De Mar, Grace Hayward, Murray & Mack, Andrew Mack the Singing Comedian, Fleurette, Anna Held, Frank Gardiner, Henri French, Frank Finney, Kelly & Ashby, the Flints & more
Hit Comedies, Comedy-Dramas, & Musical Comedies of the Era: Devil's Auction, The Evil Eye, McFadden's Flats, A Contented Woman, The Wizard of Oz, Ole Oleson, At Gay Coney Island, A Parlor Match, Oh Susannah, A Female Drummer, A High Born Lady, A Brass Monkey, Kidnapped in New York, Mistakes Will Happen, Too Much Johnson, Naughty Anthony, The Princess Chic, Sapho, A Poor Relation, The Real Widow Brown, A Stranger in New York, Side Tracked, hundreds more!
The play posters were the equivalent and predecessors of today's movie previews -- they usually show a scene from the play with some quotes from the dialogue -- often with statements about how this is the greatest, the funniest, the biggest, the absolute best show ever!
The plays sometimes reveal hot issues of the day -- including votes for women, and immigration (some offer ridicule & stereotypes, some joke about life in a new unfamiliar land, a few re-enact Irish stories).[[end tab]]
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