Vaudeville Wars by Arthur Frank Wertheim
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Vaudeville Wars
By Arthur Frank Wertheim

Vaudeville Wars

How the Keith-Albee and Orpheum Circuits Controlled the Big-Time and its Performers

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Vaudeville Wars by Arthur Frank Wertheim

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This book maps the intriguing story about how the tycoons of the two most powerful circuits, Keith-Albee in the East and the Orpheum in the West, conspired to control the big time. Despite the battles between the performers and the circuit moguls, the vaudeville wars forged an electrifying entertainment that at its zenith brought joy to millions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230611368
ISBN-10: 0230611362
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 349
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Arthur Frank Wertheim

ARTHUR FRANK WERTHEIM served as the Director of Development Communications at UCLA, USA, from 1984 to 1997 and also as a Visiting Scholar in that University's Department of Film and Television from 1992 to 1995. He has published articles and book reviews in the Journal of American History, The American Historical Review and the Journal of Popular Culture.

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