Monday, May 14, 2012


Grand Theatre in Buffalo, NY around 1900
Vaudeville was a theatrical genre of variety entertainment in the United States and Canada from the early 1880s until the early 1930s. Each performance was made up of a series of separate, unrelated acts grouped together on a common bill. Types of acts included popular and classical musicians, dancers, comedians, trained animals, magicians, female and male impersonators, acrobats, illustrated songs, jugglers, one-act plays or scenes from plays, athletes, lecturing celebrities, minstrels, and movies.

You can read more about Vaudeville here:
or if you are the visual type you can watch this two-part documentary film on YouTube:

The photo is taken from this site where you can find lots of interesting information about vaudeville but also watch original films and listen to original tunes.

Other interesting sites: [about Vaudeville Houses] 

Don't miss the Vaudeville Revue organized by the Athens Lindy Hop on June 16, 2012.

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