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Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – Caffe Cino

[Translate] The Birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway CAFFE CINO “It’s Magic Time!” That colorful promise began each performance at the Caffe Cino, the storied Greenwich Village coffeehouse that fostered the gay and alternative theatre movements of the 1960s and launched the careers Read the full article…

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…

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…

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 Bookshelf – “The Day The Laughter Stopped”

[Translate] The Day The Laughter Stopped by David Yallop Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and the story of his tragedy. Buster Keaton said that the day the laughter stopped was September 5, 1921 – the day that Virginia Rappe became ill during Read the full article…

Check out Vaudevisuals – Review – May 2016

[Translate] Vaudevisuals Review – May 2016 Lots of great things happened in May of 2016. BelloMania was at The New Victory Theatre, Bindlestiff Family Circus presented their new show “A Cardboard & Duct Tape Spectacular and Radio Free Brooklyn had Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Conjuring Asia – Magic, Orientalism”

[Translate] The promise of magic has always commanded the human imagination, but the story of industrial modernity is usually seen as a process of disenchantment. Drawing on the writings and performances of the so-called ‘Golden Age Magicians’ from the turn Read the full article…

The Illustrated History of Quick Change – A proposed book project

[Translate] I began working on this book project in the early 1970’s..probably around 1973. I have a letter from famed magician/historian Jay Marshall dated 1978. I had inquired to see if he had any ‘quick change’ material I could use Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The City & The Theatre” by Mary C. Henderson

[Translate] “Whatever happens, the information and the images in this book provide us with food for reflection and many pleasant recollections of the way things have been in the past.”  Forward by August Heckscher One of my favorite books when I Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Recommended Reading List – “The Wonders of Solitude”

February 8, 2015 // Recommended Reading List // No Comments

[Translate] THE WONDERS OF SOLITUDE – Edited by Dale Salwak “A life without a quiet center easily becomes destructive.” Great book of quotes about the solitary life! Get it here! Continue reading…