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Title:
Tony Pastor, father of vaudeville
Author:
Fields, Armond, 1930-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2007]

©2007
Physical Description:
vi, 210 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
"Pastor made contributions to the success of American vaudeville as a songwriter, variety performer, and theater owner. From his early success as the owner of Tony Pastor's Opera House to his role as "Little Man Tony", this work offers a look at Pastor's rise and fall from fame, and examines his contributions to vaudeville and the performing arts"--Provided by publisher.
Language:
English
Contents:
Family heritage -- Circus days -- "444" -- "Greatest comic singer of the age" -- Tony Pastor's opera house -- The Elks, John Poole and touring success -- Variety's triumph -- New talent and crowded houses -- The emergence of Vaudeville -- The 14th Street theater -- "The most popular theater in town" -- Business challenges and changing audiences -- Continuous Vaudeville and shrinking profits -- Tony retires from the stage -- Struggling to stay open -- The venerable showman's decline.
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780786430543
Format :
Book