Media Kit Notes on Wertheims Research
Vaudeville Wars took ten years to research. This book was inspired by Wertheim's earlier book on Will Rogers's career as a vaudeville performer.
Wertheim visited many libraries from San Francisco to Texas and Iowa and from Boston and New York to London.
He was the first researcher to see the Joseph P. Kennedy papers on this subject at the JFK Library in Boston.
Wertheim needed to read page by page every major theatrical trade paper (Variety, Billboard, etc.) from about 1890 to 1930 on microfilm.
He also used hard-to-find books in the UCLA library -- librarians there also ordered books, articles, and microfilm from other libraries on inter-library loan.
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