Vaudeville Wars

VAUDEVILLE WARS

How the Keith-Albee and Orpheum Circuits Controlled the Big Time and Its Performers
written by Arthur Frank Wertheim, published by Palgrave Macmillan

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Notes: Epilogue



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Epilogue

1. NYT, March 16, 1930, 30. See NYT, March 13, 1930, 25, March 14, 1930, 21, March 15, 1930, 24.

pp. 274-75 "Albee left a mixed legacy"
"Saranac Village at Will Rogers," http://www.saranacvillage.com/history.shtml (accessed March 17, 2005).

p. 275 "During his more than fifty years"
Green and Laurie, Show Biz, 350, 384; Spitzer, Palace, 152; NYT, April 2, 1930, 31.

2. Tucker, Some of These Days, 261, 262, 265. See Singer, "Vaudeville West," 177-83; Variety, September 18, 1929, 62, October 2, 1929, 51, October 16, 1929, 1, October 23, 1929, 45.

3. June Havoc, Early Havoc (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959), 2; Variety, December 25, 1929, 33.

4. Tucker, Some of These Days, 263-65. See Jewell, RKO Story, 24, 31; Spitzer, Palace, 180-98; NYT, January 2, 1932, 14, January 17, 1932, pt. 8, 2, February 24, 1932, 24.

5. Fields, W. C. Fields by Himself, 477. See Berle, Milton Berle, 119; CGAT, 364; "Palace Theater," http://www.palacetheaternew york.com (accessed February 6, 2005); Spitzer, Palace, 199-201, NYT, May 30, 1933, 13.

p. 276-77 "During the 1950s"
Spitzer, Palace, 214-39; Iris Fanger, "Back in Business: The past---and the future---of the Opera House," July 16-22, 2004, http://bostonphoenix.com/boston/arts/theater/documents/03985606.asp (accessed February 6, 2005).

p. 277 "The vaudeville performers union"
CGAT, 475; Laurie, Vaudeville, 316.

p. 277 "Accompanying vaudeville's demise"
On Proctor see Marston and Feller, F. F. Proctor, 152-55; Billboard, October 20, 1928, 10, May 25, 1929, 13; EHW, May 25, 1929, 21; NYT, May 15, 1929, 42, August 16, 1929, 18, September 5, 1929, 29; Variety, May 15, 1929, 5, May 22, 1929, 4, September 11, 1929, 35, September 18, 1929, 7. On Poli see Billboard, July 28, 1928, 3; EHMPW, July 28, 1928, 17; FD, February 28, 1929, 1; NYT, July 28, 1928, 7.

6. Tucker, Some of These Days, 265. See Rose, The Agency, 13--51; "William Morris Agency," http://www.wma.com/0/agency/history/ (accessed November 22, 2004).

7. VO, 2:September 26, 1933.

8. Variety, June 26, 1935, 51. See NYT, June 21, 1935, 19; SFC, June 21, 1935, 2. Also in existence is the third Los Angeles Orpheum (1911) at 630 S. Broadway (renamed the Palace) which shows films and offers live performances. It is the oldest existing Orpheum theater. See "Los Angeles Conservancy," http://www.laconservancy.org (accessed January 31, 2005); "The Orpheum Theatre," http://www/laorpheum.com (accessed February 6, 2005); "The History of the Orpheum Theatre," http://www.bestofbroadway-sf.com/orphist.html (accessed June 2, 2004).

9. NYT, November 21, 1940, sec. 9, 2. See NYT, November 17, 1940, 49, November 19, 1940, 28.

10. VO, 4:December 15, 1948. See sales of RKO Stock, box B-3, JPK-KL; Green and Laurie, Show Biz, 342, 350; Laurie, Vaudeville, 352-53; Billboard, November 10, 1928, 10.

11. Allen, Much Ado About Me, 236.