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 Vaudeville Revivalism: Billy Sunday, 1916–1917

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

in Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173901
eISBN:
9780199835577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173902.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Evangelist Billy Sunday’s arrival in Boston demonstrated both the ephemeral nature of urban revivals and their complex role in constructing fundamentalist resistance. Dubbed the “Vaudeville ... More


All American Vaudeville

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/9780195372182.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

In July and August 1914, the Six Brown Brothers toured the British Isles in a show called All American Vaudeville, headlined by the Avon Comedy Four and featuring Josie Heather, (J. Francis) Dooley ... More


Atlantic Crossings

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

in Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139637
eISBN:
9789882208698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Wong's trans-Atlantic Career over seven years. It details her stardom in Shanghai Express with Dietrich and Daughter of the Dragon with Warner Oland and Sessue Hayakawa. It ... More


“Jolly proud you are a Britisher:” empire and identity, 1923–39

Thomas Hajkowski

in The BBC and National Identity in Britain, 1922-53

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079443
eISBN:
9781781702314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079443.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the key role of the BBC in fostering a culture of imperialism from the 1920s to the eve of the Second World War. The broadcast of The Four Feathers revealed several aspects of ... More


American Debut

John W. Troutman

in Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627922
eISBN:
9781469627946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627922.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapters explores the opportunities and limits facing Hawaiian entertainers in the first two decades of the twentieth century, and the early rise of the Hawaiian steel guitar in the American ... More


The Most Famous Performer in America

Andrew L. Erdman

in Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449703
eISBN:
9780801465727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449703.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter describes the extent of Eva Tanguay's popularity from 1908 to 1918. At that time, she was considered the jewel in the crown of a mass-market brand of entertainment. From the ... More


The Anaheim Hoofer

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the early life of Charles Walters from his childhood in Anaheim, California, to his early professional endeavours as a young adult. It discusses his introduction to dance, the ... More


Playing the Palace

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Louis B. Mayer resigns from M-G-M, as Dore Schary continues to reduce budgets and production schedules. Walters directs Arthur Freed’s nostalgic, but ill-fated, The Belle of New York ... More


Exploding Boys and Hungry Girls

Katherine Roeder

in Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039607
eISBN:
9781626740112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039607.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter two focuses ona groundbreaking, self-reflexive episode of Little Sammy Sneeze, a comic which follows a boy whose potent sneezes leave mayhem in his wake. Sammy's sneezes even shatter the ... More


Desiring “The One”—in Vaudeville, Marriage, and Beyond

Carl S. Hughes

in Kierkegaard and the Staging of Desire: Rhetoric and Performance in a Theology of Eros

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257256
eISBN:
9780823261505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257256.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter One argues that the seemingly trifling discussions of vaudeville theater in Either/Or can provide a guide to the nature of Kierkegaard’s rhetoric as a whole, even when it becomes overtly ... More


“I Slant My Gags to the Lawrence Welk Gum Chewers”: Nancy and the Vaudeville Aesthetic

Michelle Ann Abate

in Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820730
eISBN:
9781496820785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820730.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter Two explores Ernie Bushmiller'sNancy.In what embodies an overlooked facet of the strip, many of its signature traits, central characters, and core qualities can be traced back to one the most ... More


“They Will All Be My Color”: Nina Mae McKinney and Black Internationalism in 1930s Australia

Nicole Anae

in To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042317
eISBN:
9780252051166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042317.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Nina Mae McKinney (1912-1967), American star of stage and screen, arrived in Australia in 1937 as the leading lady of a vaudeville theatrical performance. She was the first African American film ... More


. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood ~ 1964 ~

Nadine Cohodas

in Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872437
eISBN:
9781469602240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882740_cohodas.16
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Nina's appearance in Summit, New Jersey to headline a benefit for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). It further confirmed that Andy was right. Nina did have her music. “I ... More


Catastrophe Comes to Vaudeville

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the impact of the Great Mississippi Flood on Vaudeville. It asks: How did actual, brick-and-mortar theaters and people professionally trained to entertain act within this ... More


Seminary Music and New Directions, 1908–1909

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

Joplin met Joseph F. Lamb in late 1907 or early 1908 and urged Stark to publish his music. Over the next decade Stark was to publish a dozen rags by Lamb, these comprising the basis for Lamb’s ... More


Dervishes Epicurean and Fanatical

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at Western understandings of Sufism other than those already considered (as mysticism and as esoteric universalism). It shows how these understandings developed during the ... More


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