Sawdust Heart: My Vaudeville Life in Medicine and Tent Shows

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In the early twentieth century, before radio and motion pictures became widespread, rural Americans had few options for entertainment. While vaudeville theaters were prominent and popular in the cities, they were scarce in rural and small-town America, which was hungry for both diversion and news from the rest of the world. It was here that the traveling show thrived.Leaving his hometown of Viroqua, Wisconsin, to travel with a medicine show, twelve-year-old Henry Wood became hooked on show business. He joined a traveling ...

Sawdust Heart: My Vaudeville Life in Medicine and Tent Shows 2011, University of Minnesota Press, Minnesota

ISBN-13: 9780816672301

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