American vaudeville, its life and times.

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Published by Dover Publications in New York .

Written in English

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  • Vaudeville -- United States

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LC ClassificationsPN1967 .G5 1963
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Pagination428 p.
Number of Pages428
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Open LibraryOL5876317M
LC Control Number63005662

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