After reading this book, one is inspired to look up some of the old acts on the internet.
Now having read it from cover to cover I strongly urge anyone who is even remotely interested in this subject to get themselves a copy of this book.
Like the History Channel on TV -- Trav S. D. certainly brings the history of vaudeville to life in this book!!
couldn't get past the first 10 pages - yawning over the history lesson I gave up after 40 pagesPublished 2 months ago by Lynsreads
Very little information about specific notables in the vaudeville era - that's what I was hoping for. Read morePublished 8 months ago by pjfmusic
this is a fine history of vaudeville, from its roots in concert saloons, dime museums and circus to its death by radio, movies, reviews and Depression. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Wally Neilsen
The author is very knowledgeable in his information of the circumstances and the individuals involved in vaudeville, tracing it back to the ancient Roman times, and how show people... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Easy Rider
The best (and most entertaining) modern history of vaudeville. If you have even the vaguest interest in the subject, you'll enjoy it immensely.Published 19 months ago by Mr. Nowhere
A detailed and fascinating view of the vastly popular entertainment genre - the people, the theaters, the stories, it's all here!Published 20 months ago by Wayne Keyser
As a professional entertainer I've been fascinated with Vaudeville for most of my adult life. I've read as much as I could about the subject and was pleasantly surprised to find... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Tony Brent
This book gives a wonderful annology how vaudville evolve. It's a great history of who the performers, managers and theaters were. Although the term vaudville is dead. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by wcook48
This is a sensational book on many levels. The author combines thorough research with fascinating and entertaining anecdotes. Read morePublished on June 23, 2012 by Battleship