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Vaudevisuals interview with Elise Gainer – ‘The Bloody Deed of 1857’.

The Bloody Deed of 1857  – To Preview in Colonnade Row Parlor

True Manhattan Murder Will Immerse You In Mystery and History

Limited Run! ~ Only 25 Seats +  Fridays & Saturdays in March!

Someone murdered Dr. Harvey Burdell on January 30th, 1857 in his New York City home on Bond Street. It was the most scandalous crime to occur in the city primarily because all evidence pointed at his rejected lover, a petite but conniving widower named Emma Cunningham. But the jury didn’t believe a woman could commit such a violent act. Officially, the case remains unsolved and has left restless ghosts behind to battle for eternity. Journey with us into another dimension on an immersive experience into the past. Our spirits now reside in a secret, 1833 parlor in the landmarked Colonnade Row where historic documents and actual witness testimony help to bring the truth to light.

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Performances are at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays ~ March 2nd through March 24th. The audience is limited to 25 seats and ticket prices start at $30. The exact location will be provided upon purchase. For more details and tickets please visit bloodydeed1857.com.

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Colonnade Row ~ New York’s History Salon
Built in 1832-33, this historic row of landmarked townhouses were the first conspicuously extravagant homes in New York pre-Civil War.  Inspired by palatial row houses in London and Paris as well as classic Greek architecture, the homes quickly sold out to New York’s most elite families. Astors, Delanos, Roosevelts, & Gardiners lived here as well as Washington Irving and other writers. The salon now presents historic lectures and is used as a development space for a variety of creative projects, both artistic & commercial. Special events also happen regularly and can be seen on Instagram and Facebook @colonnaderow
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Drew The Dramatic Fool – Help! Help! I Know This Title is Long But Somebody’s Trying to Kill Me

At The Canal Park Playhouse

Drew The Dramatic Fool is ever the Optimist in this delightful, funny and charming show.

Juggling 3 balls and Drew The Dramatic Fool still has that innocent look of amazement.

Drew is confused when he finds two helping hands in his mail box while trying to find the murderer.

What is going on behind this wall? Drew the Dramatic Fool looks on.

Drew is always a little scared because all night long he gets messages that he is ‘next’ to die!

Drew the Dramatic Fool strikes his ‘trademark’ pose for the audience even with a bucket foot.

Drew the Dramatic Fool conjures up a ‘lookalike’ puppet.

I have many more amazing shots of this great fun show but I suggest you just go see it!

TICKETS and more info HERE!

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Lon Chaney/Tod Browning – A Silent Film night at Dixon Place – March 16th – 8pm

Lon Chaney stars in The Unholy Three presented at Dixon Place March 16thOriginal Poster for “The Unholy Three”

If you never seen a Lon Chaney/Tod Browning film…this is a good place to start.

THE UNHOLY THREE.

Friday night March 16th at 8pm.

FREE

Here is more information on this wonderful silent film classic from Tod Browning with Lon Chaney.

From Wikipedia.

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The Unholy Three is a 1925 American silent film melodrama involving a crime spree, directed by Tod Browning.[1]

The film was remade in 1930 as a talkie. In both the 1925 and the 1930 version, the roles of Professor Echo and Tweedledee are played by Lon Chaney and Harry Earles respectively. Both were based on the novel of the same name by Clarence Aaron “Tod” Robbins.

Three sideshow performers leave the circus after Tweedledee the midget assaults a child at one of their shows and become “The Unholy Three.” Echo the ventriloquist assumes the role of Mrs. O’Grady, a kindly old grandmother, who runs a bird shop. Tweedledee, “The Twenty Inch Man,” becomes her grandchild, and Hercules (Victor McLaglen) is their assistant. Soon an incredible crime wave is launched from their little store.

Convincingly disguised as a little old lady, Echo and his two carnival cohorts perform a series of Park Avenue robberies. Echo’s sweetheart Rosie (Mae Busch) plays along with the Unholy Three but changes her mind when their latest burglary, which ended in murder, threatens to send an innocent man (who is also Rosie’s Lover) to the electric chair.

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This will be the first in a series of “A QUIET NIGHT AT THE MOVIES”  that will happen once a month at Dixon Place. Hosted by Jim Moore and DP’s Katy Einerson.

Dedicated to the Silent Film. Mostly Lon Chaney and Tod Browning collaborations unseen by the public very often.

Come and enjoy a nice quiet night out at the movies. (The films are not recommended for the squeamish)

Friday March 16th 9pm at Dixon Place – DON’T FORGET – it is FREE!

Lon Chaney picture and bio from Wikipedia

Tod Browning's photograph and bio on Wikipedia