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The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920

is a multimedia anthology illustrating the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs and 29 memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini. (Library of Congress)

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Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, in chains, ca. 1899

Harry Houdini

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