Vaudeville.
Lot 1093
Vaudeville.
Sold for US$ 8,125 inc. premium

Voices of the 20th Century

6 Dec 2017, 13:00 EST

New York

Lot Details
Vaudeville.
Vaudeville.
Archive of Typed Manuscripts and Autograph Manuscripts, many signed, approximately 375 individual works (of various lengths), being short scripts of Vaudeville sketches, most 4to, various places including New York City and throughout the US, 1912-1925, most housed in original transmittal envelopes, many still sealed, some thumbing and wear, certain pages fragile.

During Vaudeville's heyday in the early twentieth century, Variety magazine had a Protected Material Department which provided copyright protection to traveling Vaudevillians. The performers mailed Variety their personal sketches and other stage material, which were then kept on file in case the performers needed to legally prove authorship. This archive is a fascinating treasure trove of otherwise largely unobtainable Vaudeville material; many of these manuscripts remain unopened. They include submissions by vaudevillians Will Mahoney, Orrin Breiby, Fred Berrens, Jack Blair, and many others.
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