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The Shuberts and Their Passing ShowsThe Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals$
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Jonas Westover

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190219239

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219239.001.0001

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A Matchless Mélange of Mirth and Melody

A Matchless Mélange of Mirth and Melody

The Stars of The Passing Shows

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(p.35) 2 A Matchless Mélange of Mirth and Melody
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The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows
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Jonas Westover

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219239.003.0003

The history of The Passing Shows is strongly tied to the stars who were one of the main draws for each edition of the series. This chapter begins by examining how the Shuberts found a star to help them early in their careers and continued to carefully place stars throughout their shows after that. A range of performers is examined, with a special emphasis given to the place in show business where they originated. For example, vaudeville was one of the most important links to the revue, and the headliner for the first edition, Trixie Friganza, was already successful before appearing at the Winter Garden. Transatlantic connections, performers working in teams, the relationship to early film, and the “creation” of stars are among the topics covered, with discussion of Blanche Ring, Texas Guinan, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ed Wynn, Fred Allen, Marilynn Miller, George W. Monroe, and José Collins.

Keywords:   vaudeville, star, dancer, comedian, singer, female impersonator, transatlantic performers

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