In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- About the same time, Bob Hope, like every other comic in vaudeville, learned a useful lesson: When a sketch starts to tank, it's safer to make the audience part of the act than to pretend it isn't there.
- Drinking songs, in vaudeville performances, were often performed by cross-dressed women.
- Their march will take them to the old Town Hall, which has been replaced by ‘The Palace,’ a saloon that features vaudeville acts and dancing girls.
- He was effectively born in a trunk; his parents worked in a vaudeville company run by his grandmother, and as a child he joined them on stage in their comedy act.
- The Classic has been many things in its lifetime: an acting space, a cinema, a porn palace, a vaudeville establishment, and - until recently - a disused warehouse.
- Adding drama to the downtown scene are the melodramas and vaudeville revues presented at the Gaslighter Theater.
- Singalongs, comedy acts, and ‘variety’ performances were staged in pubs regularly before music halls and vaudeville theatres became firmly established from the mid-nineteenth century.
- In 1924, Seldes came out with a book called The 7 Lively Arts, a celebration of comic strips, vaudeville, slapstick, musical comedy, and other non-elitist culture.
- The dynamic reminds me of the old George Burns and Gracie Allen vaudeville routine about the property implications of marriage.
- Christmas would bring back the memory of losing his father, a minor vaudeville star and alcoholic, who died when Charlie was a child.
- Like a vaudeville performer, Victorian novelist, or stand-up comic, Hirst will do anything to hold your attention.
- In Edinburgh, we are promised the best of contemporary burlesque and vaudeville performers.
- As early as 1913, Billboard, a music industry journal, had begun printing weekly sheet music bestseller charts and surveys of the most popular songs in vaudeville.
- The 16-year-old Shakespeare in the Park company moved into new digs this year in a former vaudeville house, the Rex, which had fallen into disrepair.
- Once a vaudeville dancer on Broadway, Shirley Slesinger Lasswell is now 80.
- Part of the appeal was the venue, the Théatre National, an old vaudeville house on Ste-Catherine E. recently restored to a semblance of its former glory.
- As for her most memorable lines, they are demonstrable reworkings of old vaudeville and burlesque gags that had been kicking around since the dawn of creation.
- Early film included actors from theater and vaudeville, entertainers from the circus, boxers, dancers, and non-actors caught in actualities or put on screen for staged events.
- Cutter is no suave sophisticate, but Grant's background in vaudeville honed his comic sensibilities and paved his way to wonderful performances in classic screwball comedies like Bringing Up Baby.
- Hope instinctively knew that he needed to build a marketable image for himself if he was going to stand out from all the other vaudeville and radio comics trying to break into movies in the 1930s.
- Father stayed on the vaudeville circuit for a few years after he and mother got married.
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