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Vaudeville Collection

Background imageVaudeville Collection: BBC 1935

BBC 1935
Spread from Radio Pictorial Annual showing the British Broadcasting Centre including the interior with the vaudeville studio, the gramaphone effects studio, concert hall, council chamber

Background imageVaudeville Collection: George Walker and Ada Overton Walker in In Dahomey

George Walker and Ada Overton Walker in In Dahomey
Miss Ada Overton Walker and Mr George Walker, performing " The Tsar of Dixie" a song in the play In Dahomey at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1903

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Little Tich

Little Tich
LITTLE TICH (Harry Relph) Music hall entertainer (1867 - 1928), posed in his famous 28" boots called slapshoes, for his Big Boot dance. Date: c.1905

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The Dancers of Variety in 1928

The Dancers of Variety in 1928. Evelyn Kindler (top left) with the Libby dancers on the Kieth vaudeville circuit, Jeanne Upham (top right) in vaudeville

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The American dancer Nitza Vernille appearing in

The American dancer Nitza Vernille appearing in the new Shubert revue Artists and Models, 1927 Date: 1927

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Music Hall, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

Music Hall, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
Music Hall in Leominster, Massachusetts, USA, with shops on the ground floor. Date: circa 1911

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay - sung by Lottie Collins

Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay - sung by Lottie Collins
" Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay" is a vaudeville and music hall song. The songs first known public performance was in Henry J. Sayers 1891 revue Tuxedo, which was performed in Boston, Massachusetts

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Elsie Kay, Maie Ash & Katleen Dawn, The Catch of the Season

Elsie Kay, Maie Ash & Katleen Dawn, The Catch of the Season
Elsie Kay, Maie Ash and Kathleen Dawn in a wonderful publicity photograph for the popular comedy musical, The Catch of the Season at the Vaudeville Theatre

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Eliza Comes to Stay by H. V. Esmond

Eliza Comes to Stay by H. V. Esmond. First produced at the Pier Theatre, Brighton, as Sandy and his Eliza on 30th September 1912 and at the Criterion Theatre on 12th December 1913

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Vaudeville frolic 15 acts : Gala midnight show New Years ev

Vaudeville frolic 15 acts : Gala midnight show New Years eve. Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of Vaudeville Frolic at the Savoy Theatre, San Diego, California

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Caricature of Annette Kellerman - Swimmer and Actress

Caricature of Annette Kellerman - Swimmer and Actress
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (18861975) - Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The Dolly Sisters, Paris, 1924

The Dolly Sisters, Paris, 1924
Photograph showing The Dolly Sisters clad in an feathered outfit at the Palace Theatre, Paris, 1924. Janzieska and Roszieska Deutsch, known simply as Jenny and Rosie Dolly

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Ruth St Denis / Jugend 08

Ruth St Denis / Jugend 08
RUTH ST DENIS (Ruth Dennis) American vaudeville dancer and choreographer doing a serpent dance (Schlangentanz)

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Don Miguel Lerdo de Tejada and his Mexican Orchestra

Don Miguel Lerdo de Tejada and his Mexican Orchestra performing on the Keith vaudeville circuit, 1928 Date: 1928

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Portrait of the American dancer Nitza Vernille, 1931

Portrait of the American dancer Nitza Vernille, 1931 Date: 1931

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Florence Mills (magazine cover)

Florence Mills (magazine cover)
Florence Mills signed photograph. Florence Mills (1896-1927) singer and dancer who became a major star of vaudeville and revue in the 1920s in both America and Britain. Date: 1926

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Vaudeville frolic Gala midnight show New Years eve : 15 act

Vaudeville frolic Gala midnight show New Years eve : 15 acts. Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of Vaudeville Frolic at the Savoy Theatre, San Diego, Calif

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand, London

Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand, London presenting The Chiltern Hundreds. Almost next door is Romanos restaurant, prominent in Londons night-life at the turn of the century. Date: 1947

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Adolphe Laferriere as Charles Barbaroux in

Adolphe Laferriere as Charles Barbaroux in Madame Roland by Virginie Ancelot, Theatre du Vaudeville, 1843. Handcoloured lithograph after an illustration by Victor Dollet from Galerie Dramatique

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Florence Mills in Dixie to Broadway - Broadhurst Theatre

Florence Mills in Dixie to Broadway - Broadhurst Theatre
Florence Mills in Dixie to Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York. Florence Mills (1896-1927) singer and dancer who became a major star of vaudeville

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The George Sisters - Doris and Phyllis - American

The George Sisters - Doris and Phyllis - American
The George Sisters (Doris and Phyllis), American dancers of the stage and vaudeville 1927 - to be seen in the Broadway show Allez-Oop Date: 1927

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The four Cohans, the famous vaudeville act that

The four Cohans, the famous vaudeville act that included George M. Cohan (left) - also with hs sister, father and mother. Date: 1928

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Wallace and Sanna in one of their adagio dance numbers, 1928

Wallace and Sanna in one of their adagio dance numbers, 1928
Earlyne Wallace and John Sanna in one of their adagio dance numbers, 1928 Date: 1928

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The Magic Workshop - adagio dance training - with

The Magic Workshop - adagio dance training - with Earle Wallace and the Three Phantoms, 1930 Date: 1930

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Rival Chinese magicians Chung Ling Soo & Ching Ling Foo

Rival Chinese magicians Chung Ling Soo & Ching Ling Foo
Rival Chinese magicians, Chung Ling Soo (real name, Billy Robinson) seen top putting his wife Suee Seen (aka Olive or Dot ) into a cannon as part of his act at the London Hippodrome

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Mlle. Adele Page as the Duchess of Navailles

Mlle. Adele Page as the Duchess of Navailles in Madame Roland by Virginie Ancelot, Theatre du Vaudeville, 1843. Handcoloured lithograph after an illustration by Victor Dollet from Galerie Dramatique

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Adrien Joly and Petit Veldeman in La Biche au Bois, 1845

Adrien Joly and Petit Veldeman in La Biche au Bois, 1845
Adrien Joly as a demon and Petit Veldeman as Coureur in the Cogniard brothers La Biche au Bois, Theatre de la Porte St. Martin, 1845

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Florence Mills sheet music cover - I m a Little Blackbird

Florence Mills sheet music cover - I m a Little Blackbird
Florence Mills sheet music cover (English edition) of I m a Little Blackbird. Florence Mills (1896-1927) singer and dancer who became a major star of vaudeville

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Frank Tinney in Sometime, Vaudeville Theatre

Frank Tinney in Sometime, Vaudeville Theatre
Frank Tinney in Sometime, at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, with Desiree Ellinger. 1925

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Jumble Sale, revue, Vaudeville Theatre, London

Jumble Sale, revue, Vaudeville Theatre, London
Jumble Sale, a revue by John Hastings Turner, music by Philip Braham, at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. circa 1920

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The famous American duo the Duncan Sisters, 1920s

The famous American duo the Duncan Sisters, 1920s, popular with their act Topsy and Eva Date: 1920s

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Theatrical and vaudeville presentations, December 1923

Theatrical and vaudeville presentations, December 1923
Three photos from theatrical and vaudeville presentations, December 1923: the 8 Embassy Girls in vaudevile; the Childs brothers in London Calling

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The dancing team of Orah and Orma, December 1923

The dancing team of Orah and Orma, December 1923 to be seen on the Stoll vaudeville circuit Date: 1923

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The New York Havana Band, 1922

The New York Havana Band, 1922
The New York Havana Band, popular in vaudeville and the ballroom, 1922 Date: 1922

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Theatre poster - The Great Ocean Catastrophe

Theatre poster - The Great Ocean Catastrophe
Theatre poster - rare early 20th century, advertising the King's Hall, Gloucester for a production of the Great Ocean Catastrophe. Date: early 20th century

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Vile Bodies

Vile Bodies
A stage adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel Vile Bodies at the Vaudeville Theatre. Date: 1932

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Mlle Ameta Butterfly Dancer

Mlle Ameta Butterfly Dancer
Performance artist Mlle Ameta uses costume, lighting effects and newly-invented machinery to perform her butterfly dance in Vienna. Date: circa 1910

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Madame Saharet, dancer, theatrical studio portrait in costume. Captioned, Lastly

Madame Saharet, dancer, theatrical studio portrait in costume. Captioned, Lastly, the "Old-Fashioned" Dancer: A Quaint Successor to Salome, Classical, Apache, And Russian Convolutions'

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Two stage gowns from Paris, 1925

Two stage gowns from Paris, 1925. On the left Marcelle Lender at the Vaudeville theatre wears an evening frock of mauve charmeuse and liver lace

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Dancers around the world, 1929 2-2

Dancers around the world, 1929 2-2
Dancers around the world, 1929 2/2 - Ronny Johansson (top left) touring Norway and Germany, Zlata Kusova (top) a young Russian dancer touring Europe, Miriam Crosby (Middle) dancing in Paris

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Dancers around the world, 1929 1-2

Dancers around the world, 1929 1-2
Dancers around the world, 1929 1/2 - Georgia Graves, an American dancer appearing at the Folies Bergere, Paris (top left), Angna Enters, who has appeared in Europe (top right)

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The dancers of Variety, 1929 1-2

The dancers of Variety, 1929 1-2
The dancers of Variety, 1929 1/2 - Gilda Gray (top left), Rafaela and Manuelito (centre), Eleanor McLean (top right), Myrtle Pierce (Bottom right)

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The Dancers of Variety 1929 2-2

The Dancers of Variety 1929 2-2
The Dancers of Variety 1929 2/2 - Miss Carroll of the adagio trio Bordine, Carroll and Pronath (top left) and Diane and de Mar (bottom right) Date: 1929

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Four dance events - Maria Theresa - top left

Four dance events - Maria Theresa - top left
Four dance events - Maria Theresa (top left - Carnegie Hall New York), Tamaris (top right - New York), Martha Graham (bottom left - New York) and Kreutzberg and Georgi (bottom right - New York), USA

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Three dancing scenes - one from a Universal Movie

Three dancing scenes - one from a Universal Movie
Three dancing scenes from 1929 - top from the Universal Pictures film Broadway with Glen Tryon (Universals first talking picture with technicolour sequences)

Background imageVaudeville Collection: A scene from the Publix - Paramount stage presentation

A scene from the Publix - Paramount stage presentation show Rainbow Trail by Dave Gould, New York, 1929 with costumes by Dolly Tree Date: 1929

Background imageVaudeville Collection: The dancing girls in Honey - an RKO presentation

The dancing girls in Honey - an RKO presentation stage show, USA, 1929 Date: 1929

Background imageVaudeville Collection: Advert for New Wayburns Institute of Dancing

Advert for New Wayburns Institute of Dancing in Chicago, 1929 Date: 1929



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