Monthly Archives // January 2017

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Notes on a Cowardly Lion”

[Translate] Notes on a Cowardly Lion by John Lahr Back Cover First published in 1969, Notes on a Cowardly Lion has established itself as one of the best-ever show business biographies. Drawing on his father’s recollections and on the memories Read the full article…

Smith & Dale – Vaudeville Comedy Duo

[Translate] Smith & Dale My Treasured ‘Signed photograph’  from Joe Smith. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I met Joe Smith (Feb. 16, 1884 – Feb 22, 1981) at “The Conference on Popular Entertainment.” (1978) a convention produced at the New York Read the full article…

Vaudevisual interview – “The Department of Fools”

[Translate] THE DEPARTMENT OF FOOLS I have always had a respect for the traditional theater style “Commedia dell Arte”. From photographing Carlo Mazzone-Clementi in 1982, ‘The Metaphysical Mask Improv’ workshop taught by Mask Arts Company in 2011,  interviewing Christopher Bayes in 2013 Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “How Sweet It Is” – Jackie Gleason

[Translate] This is one ‘helluva’ funny book!  Inside book jacket flaps. Back Cover of the book. This book is great! If you like The Honeymooners and any of Jackie Gleason’s TV Specials over the years you will enjoy reading these Read the full article…

Michael Moschen: Abstract Sound with Simple Instruments

[Translate] Michael Moschen I photographed this brilliant innovative juggler back in the 1980’s when he was exploring the 3 balls juggling routines and what he could do to make it ‘his’. Many years later I saw his one-man show at Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Growing Up with Chico”

[Translate] GROWING UP WITH CHICO – by Maxine Marx Maxine Marx’s book about her experience as part of the family that gave us the Marx Brothers is deservedly well-known and much loved by classic movie fans.  Her anecdotes are funny, loving Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Siobhan O’Loughlin – “Broken Bone Bathtub”

[Translate] Video interview with “Broken Bone Bathtub” creator/performer Siobhan O’Loughlin. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “A strange, comforting, and magical show that left me tremendously moved and deliriously hopeful.” — DC Metro Theatre Arts ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I Read the full article…

Legendary Magician – “Cardini”

[Translate] From Feb 1932 Vanity Fair Magazine  Richard Valentine Pitchford – presto change-o! Cardini – who does things to a cigarette that no Indian fakir ever did to a rope – was born in Wales in 1898 and could bewitch Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Jean Cocteau – A Life”

[Translate] This passionate and monumental biography reassesses the life and legacy of one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century. Unevenly respected, easily hated, almost always suspected of being inferior to his reputation, Jean Cocteau has often Read the full article…

Harley Newman – ‘Extreme Stunt Master’ – An interview

[Translate] Vaudevisuals interview in 2 parts with Harley Newman. I thought it out and decided that 2017 needs a great start. So, I am reposting this great interview with ‘master stuntman’ and wonderful person Harley Newman. I caught up with Read the full article…