Vaudeville Wars Notes: Prologue

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p. xvi "While seated in his presidential stage box"
T. Allston Brown, History of the New York Stage: From the First Performance to 1901 (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1903), 1: 3, 9-10; Mary C. Henderson, The City and the Theatre: New York Playhouses from Bowling Green to Times Square (Clifton, NJ: James T. White, 1973), 8-9, 16, 24-25, 27-30, 35; Richard Norton Smith, Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993), 38-39; CGAT, 256-57, 341, 377-78; OCAT, 549; "Suzanne Théodore Vaillande Douvillier," in Notable American Women, 1607-1950, A Biographical Dictionary, ed., Edward T. James (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971), 1: 513-14; "Suzanne Théodore Vaillande Douvillier," Women in American History by Encylopaedia Britannica, Suzanne Theodore Vaillande.html (accessed February 7, 2005).

p. xvi "Performances by acrobats"
David Grimsted, Melodrama Unveiled: American Theater and Culture, 1800-1850 (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1968), 99-110.

p. xvi "In December 1926"
Brown, History of the New York Stage, 1:99-100; Henderson, City and the Theatre, 58-59, 61; "Nimble Vaudeville Is a Centenarian," NYT, April 24, 1927, sec. 4, 6-7; Walter J. Kingsley, "Vaudeville's 100th Birthday Finds It Has Greatly Changed," NYHT, January 23, 1927, clippings, Vaudeville and Variety 1927 file, HTC-MH; "Ancient Origin of Variety Shows," NYH, November 19, 1893, clipping Vaudeville and Variety 1891-1900 file, HTC-MH; "Vaudeville Will Celebrate One Hundredth Anniversary," LAT, March 13, 1927, part 3, 21.

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