My Life in Vaudeville: The Autobiography of Ed Lowry

My Life in Vaudeville: The Autobiography of Ed Lowry

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ISBN-13: 9780809330164
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 02/07/2011
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul M. Levitt is a professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He is the editor of Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines, and Skits of Ed Lowry and of Joe Frisco: Comic, Jazz Dancer, and Railbird.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction xi

Lowry Timeline xxv

Filmography xxvii

An Old-Timer's Lament 1

Johnny Newcomer 7

All in One Pocket 22

Home Again-and Broke Again 36

No Excuses in Show Biz 51

Have a Cigar! 65

Good-Bye, Meal Ticket 72

The Palace-at Last! 87

Next to Closing 97

This Is Broadway 105

The King and I and Pate de Foie Gras 111

Cheerio, London-Hello, St. Louis 115

Two Strikes-Walked Again 130

Whereas 133

The St. Louis Boos 138

Farewell to Mr. St. Louis 141

Permanent Address-Beverly Hills 150

Back East lot Another Try 161

Vaudeville Returns via the GI Circuit 169

New Horse-Same Jockey 183

A Glossary of Names 189

A Glossary of Slang 222

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