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Continuous Vaudeville   By: (1863-1930)

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CONTINUOUS VAUDEVILLE

[Illustration: CONTINUOUS VAUDEVILLE

BY WILL M. CRESSY]

CONTINUOUS VAUDEVILLE

BY WILL M. CRESSY

With Illustrations by HAL MERRITT

[Illustration]

BOSTON: RICHARD G. BADGER TORONTO: THE COPP CLARK CO., LIMITED

Copyright, 1914, by Richard G. Badger

All Rights Reserved

THE GORHAM PRESS, BOSTON, U. S. A.

INTRODUCTION

When you go into a Continuous Vaudeville Theater you expect to see and hear a little of everything. You see a lot of poor acts, a few good ones and two or three real good ones. In seeking a suitable title for this book it struck us that that description would fit it exactly; so we will christen it

CONTINUOUS VAUDEVILLE.

CONTENTS

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THE OLD STAGE DOOR TENDER 13

IT'S HARD TO MAKE THE OLD FOLKS BELIEVE IT 22

UNION LABOR 28

MARTIN LEHMAN GOES TO NEW YORK 30

SOME HOTEL WHYS 43

IT ISN'T THE COAT THAT MAKES THE MAN 45

ONE NIGHT STAND ORCHESTRAS 48

"HEART INTEREST" 57

TOMMIE RYAN'S HORSE 60

VAUDEVILLE VS. THE LEGITIMATE 70

A SOCIAL SESSION 75

BIGALOW AND THE BIG SIX 81

NEVER AGAIN 90

THE ARTISTIC TEMPERAMENT 93

HOW MIKE DONLIN SHRUNK 104

A NIGHT IN BOHEMIA 109

BREAKS 120

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEW YORK AND CANANDAIGUA 123

LET US HOPE 127

THE OLD SHIP OF ZION 130

FIREMAN, SAVE MY CHILD 137

PLAYING THE ENGLISH MUSIC HALLS 140

"WOODIE" 151

A CORK MAN 153

THE TROUBLES OF THE LAUGH GETTERS 159

ASLEEP WITH HER SWITCH 165

I JOIN THE SUFFRAGETTES 168

THE PERILS OF A GREAT CITY 174

DO YOU BELIEVE IN SIGNS? 177

CLOSING NUMBER 180

ILLUSTRATIONS

Mag Haggerty's Horse 60

"Shun Licker" 64

The Widow's Mite 66

Far from Home and Kindred 69

"Why?" 74

"Time All Open. Indefinite" 78

"Good Morning" 90

It Isn't the Coat that Makes the Man 107

"Vengeance is Mine" 117

One Sure (?) Fire Revolver 118

"Give 'Em the Gravy" 121

The Band of Hope 127

The Cressys in Ireland 153

Playing Hoboken 161

Carrying "The Old Man" with Her 162

"Bring Her Hither" 172

The Perils of a Great City 174

CONTINUOUS VAUDEVILLE

THE OLD STAGE DOOR TENDER

Naturally if you are going back on the stage to get acquainted with its people, the first chap you are going to meet is the old Stage Door Tender... Continue reading book >>




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