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The most comprehensive chronicle yet published about vaudeville, its history, its performers, the industry and the social and economic forces of the era, is available in two hardbound library volumes comprising 1300 pages in an A-Z format with 500 photos, an index and bibliography. A survey of vaudeville precedes the 1500 entries including more than 1000 biographies of old & new performers from 1850 to 2000, and a glossary of hundreds of terms.
From 2010 to 2018, AVM has published a series of seven “Porridge Sisters Adventures”. The historical novels are set in Boston between 1908 and 1933—vaudeville’s peak years and its decline. The series offers an intimate look into the daily lives of vaudevillians as they trudged from train station to boardinghouse to band call at the current week’s theatre. Shipping for one book is $3.oo. Each additional book adds $1.00 for shipping.
Vaudeville Times was published quarterly from 1998 until 2008. Each issue ran 20-28 pages and included 4-10 profiles with photos of vaudevillians, old and new, plus reviews and other showbiz histories. Once the current stock is sold, there will not be any more printed. AVM has reissued all forty as a ten volume set. Interior is black and white and contains indexes of all issues. Please see Vaudeville Times Bound Editions. Shipping is free.