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Vaudeville Wars - How the Keith-Albee and Orpheum Circuits Controlled the Big-Time and Its Performers (Hardcover, 2006 ed.) Loot Price: R1,524
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Vaudeville Wars - How the Keith-Albee and Orpheum Circuits Controlled the Big-Time and Its Performers (Hardcover, 2006 ed.)

Arthur Frank Wertheim

Series: Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

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"Vaudeville Wars" illuminates the exciting and 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. To create their national network of hundreds of vaudeville theaters, B. F. Keith and Edward Albee and the Orpheum's Morris Meyerfeld and Martin Beck, used cutthroat tactics to suppress rival owners and to squash performers' rights and the White Rats union through strikebreaking and blacklisting. After the two circuits merged, Joseph P. Kennedy masterminded its takover through clever stock transactions and then linked the company to RCA to form Radio Keith Orpheum. When the big-time venues, including the famous Palace, became RKO sound movie theaters, the curtain descended on the vaudeville wars. Overall, the big time's heyday from 1890 to 1920 was a trade off--a legacy mixed with delights and duplicity, high points of artistic creation and low points of unending strife. Daring, ingenious impresarios left their mark on the history of show business by developing a coast-to-coast chain of luxurious theaters that presented an exhilarating popular amusement that appealed to a broad range of Americans. At their theaters thousands of talented vaudevillians were given the opportunity to appear on stage before crowds of adoring fans. 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. For more information visit http: //www.vaudevillewars.com

General

Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of origin: United States
Series: Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Release date: June 2006
First published: 2006
Authors: Arthur Frank Wertheim
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 332
Edition: 2006 ed.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4039-6826-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Theatre, drama
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Theatre, drama > Variety shows, music hall, cabaret
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 1-4039-6826-8
Barcode: 9781403968265

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