Vaudeville

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The Harry Ransom Center
Photograph: Courtesy The Harry Ransom Center

In the 19th century, vaudeville emerged, an accessible form of entertainment that identified timely social and political issues through comedy and satire. The Harry Ransom Center highlights vaudeville’s origins, popular acts and impact with photographs, writings and other pieces of work from Harry Houdini, Tony Pastor, Florenz Ziegfeld and others.

By: Erin Kuschner

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