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Description: Ben Bergor, Madison magician, ventriloquist, and entertainment agent, performing with Jerry O'Reilly at a farm show. With Bergor is his wife Alva who often...
Date: 1930-09 ca.
Description: During the 1920s Madison magician Ben Bergor toured with various vaudeville companies. This is the setup for the Curtis Comedy Company.
Description: Professional magician Dick DeYoung of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on a stage with three other people. DeYoung had over five decades of experience as a club and s...
Description: View of a Home Talent Comedy performance by Charles C. Bradley, imitating Helen Morgan and singing to Mae Zimmerman of 311 North Frances Street. The backg...
Description: Portrait of the Wrights (possibly E. Henry & Evelyn M. Wright), a dance team, and their original personality masks.
Date: 1897 ca.
Description: Charmion (1875-1949, born Laverie Cooper in Sacramento) was a vaudeville trapeze artist and strongwoman who performed a trapeze striptease in 1897 that mad...
Date: 1907 ca.
Description: Valeska Suratt's early fame was for her elaborate costumes, wasp waist, ample bosom and hips. She appeared in the 1906 musical The Belle of Mayfair...
Description: Nakoma 12th Night Party "O You Beautiful Doll" chorus line. From left to right are D'Arcy Timmons, 938 Waban Hill; Joan Roby, 3810 Cherokee Drive; Jennie S...
Description: Harry Houdini in chains and ropes. He is tied to a wheel on a locomotive.
Date: 1912 ca.
Description: Caricature of Bert Williams, probably drawn by Al Frueh, c. 1912.
Date: 1946-08-03 ca.
Description: Eddie Cantor applying blackface makeup in front of a triple mirror. The mirror on the left reflects the left side of his face without makeup, the center mi...
Description: Half-length publicity photograph of Dorothy Jardon apparently wearing only a fur on one shoulder and many rings on her hand. Stamps on the back of the prin...
Description: Poster for the 4th of July celebration in Oostburg, Wisconsin. The featured entertainment consisted of acts for which the Ben Bergor Entertainment Agency w...
Description: Copy photograph of Actor Clyde Cook in costume, for the RKO Orpheum Theatre, with a signature that reads "Blosey, Chicago."
Date: 1962 before
Description: Jodie "Butterbeans" Edwards and his wife "Suzy," a vaudeville comedy act. After Suzy died in 1962, Edwards continued to tour until the time of his death in...
Description: Jerry's Piano Girls, a Keith vaudeville circuit headliner act.
Description: Outdoor portrait of Madison magician Ben Bergor, who performed as Bennie Golden Berger during the early years of his career. He billed himself as the faste...
Description: The stage and surrounding posters of Professor Oscar John Schendel's "All Star Vaudeville, Big Three-Ringed Circus, and Mammoth Menagerie."
Description: Dancers at Nakoma's 12th Night Party perform while wearing masks. They are, from left to right, Professor John F. Stauffer, Perle Knope, Lyman Frazier, Ru...
Description: Harry and Bess (Beatrice) Houdini in formal attire, the year of his death from acute appendicitis.
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