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On the Road with Jack

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

From June 1918 until May 1920, the Six Brown Brothers spent most of their time in road tours of Jack o' Lantern, but they continued to record for Victor, and during Jack o' Lantern's 1918 and 1919 ... More


“On the Gay Luneta”

Reid Badger

in A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337969
eISBN:
9780199851553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337969.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The unexpected loss of Henry Europe left Lorraine Europe in a difficult situation. James remained at home in Washington with his mother and sister. In late 1902 or early 1903, James left his mother ... More


Entrances and Exits

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Ziegfeld’s ongoing betrayal of Held and his waning interest in her career as his Follies gain momentum. It provides a detailed look at the content of the 1909, 1910, and 1911 ... More


Dear Old Zieggy and Company

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives a wide-ranging view of Ziegfeld as both a beloved boss and a traitorous one. The close-knit family of Ziegfeld stars, including Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Will Rogers, W. C. ... More


Empire on the World Stage

Nadia Nurhussein

in Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter begins with a scene from George White's 1936 “Scandals,” reprised in the 1937 film “You Can't Have Everything,” that featured the dance team known as Tip, Tap, and Toe as Haile Selassie ... More


The Profoundly Troubling History of the Coon Song

Sharon Ammen

in May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040658
eISBN:
9780252099090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040658.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the origination of the coon song, a ragtime melody mixing jazz and march music and replete with degrading racial stereotypes. May Irwin was the most prominent white female coon ... More


The Greatest Victory Party America Has Ever Known

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers the Follies of 1918 and 1919. Lillian Lorraine reenters Ziegfeld’s life when he features her alongside his new infatuation, Marilyn Miller, in the 1918 edition. But the ... More


Vaudeville Melodies

Nicholas Gebhardt

in Vaudeville Melodies: Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226448558
eISBN:
9780226448725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448725.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores a number of theories of popular music performance and relates them to the performance practices that defined vaudeville. It focuses on vaudeville’s part in bringing about ... More


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