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Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Charlie Weaver’s Letters from Mamma”

Look what I found in my storage closet. A long lost classic from early TV. Copyright ©1959.

“Today your father said to me, ‘Honey, I’m home sick.’ And I said. ‘But dear, this is your home!’ and he said, ‘I know it – but I am sick of it!”

From Wikipedia

Clifford Charles Arquette (December 27,1905 – September 23, 1974) was an American actor and comedian, famous for his persona, played on numerous television shows, of Charley Weaver.

Arquette was born on December 27, 1905, in Toledo, Ohio, as the son of Winifred Ethel (née Clark) and Charles Augustus Arquette, a vaudevillian. He was of part French-Canadian descent, and his family’s surname was originally “Arcouet”. The eventual patriarch of the Arquette show business family, Arquette was the father of actor Lewis Arquette and the grandfather of actors RosannaRichmondPatriciaAlexis, and David Arquette. In his early career, Arquette was a nightclub pianist, later joining the Henry Halstead orchestra in 1923.

In the late 1930s, Arquette invented the modern rubber theatrical prosthetic mask, flexible enough to allow changing facial expressions, and porous enough to allow air to reach the actor’s skin.

For more information go here!

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Vaudevisuals interview with Mr. & Mrs. G – Crossbow Stunts

Mr. & Mrs. G – Crossbow Stunts

I was fortunate to meet these two adorable performers at The Bindlestiff Open Stage last week. They were standing amongst a crowd of performers all of whom I knew. But I didn’t know them. So I introduced myself and we had a great conversation and arranged a time to do this wonderful interview.

Now I have to see their act ‘in person’. Hopefully, we will cross paths again soon.

MR. & MRS. G. a.k.a. Ottavio Gesmundo & Naomi Brenkman-Gesmundo are professionals with extensive performing credits that include The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Britney Spears Circus Tour (opening video segment), Spider-Man Live! At Radio City Music Hall & National Tour, Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde, Paris Television Show and the First International Company of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida Musical in The Netherlands.

They are performing currently in The Box.

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And here is a video of their amazingly great work!

You can check out their schedule and see more videos on their site HERE!

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Besides being a terrific performer Ottavio has also co-authored a book about his grandfather’s career in show business in the early 20th Century.

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The Grand Gypsy is indeed fascinating and highly enjoyable reading, not only for anyone interested in circus history but also for any curious or adventurous mind.”  – Dominique Jando – Editor, Circopedia.org

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More information about his book can be found on the website here.

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The Radio Show Program – A new comedy show on Radio Vaudeville

THE RADIO SHOW PROGRAM

The exciting conclusion, featuring such instant classics as “Faith in Filicide,” “My Stomach is in Pittsburgh,” and “The Story of a Woman and a Horse,” plus the first epic installment of MEGA TIGER, and other ridiculous adventures!

Credits: Written and produced by Noah Diamond and Amanda Sisk. Starring Ellie Dvorkin, Matt Roper, Seth Shelden, Matt Walters, C.L. Weatherstone, Noah Diamond, and Amanda Sisk. Kevin McCleodArthur Fordsworthy, Alpha Hydrae, Gioachino Rossini, Jelly Roll Morton, and Shorthopper.

GO HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS WONDERFUL NEW COMEDY PROGRAM

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