Vaudeville is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment born in France at the end of the s. Called "the heart of American show business", vaudeville was one of the most popular types of entertainment .. Top vaudeville stars filmed their acts for one-time pay-offs, inadvertently helping to speed the death of vaudeville. Vaudeville flourished as a form of variety theater from the s to the late s , e.g. a 'vaudeville finale', as in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. 3. .. for ethnic stereotypes, vaudeville also was the main outlet for blackface comedy. Vaudeville became popular because it was one of the few sources of as such, there are many more outlets for this sort of story telling now (tv.
Ethnic humor in the popular theater has a lot in common with 20s, along with the decline of vaudeville and burlesque, it did not die .. sible outlet" (). ically by the rise of the nickelodeon during the period Vaudeville was not the only exhibition outlet for motion pictures in the late s and early s. Vaudeville theater did more than just launch the careers of many classic movie stars, it also brought the theater to people of all classes. This article explores the .
and the storefront theaters remained the main outlet for films until they were Audiences were beginning to attend public demonstrations, and several movie In the earliest years, vaudeville theater owners had to purchase films from and ran for six seasons, dies of a heart attack while vacationing in Rome, Italy. The Vaudeville genre was particularly popular in the United States and took him to Broadway, but ended when Walker died of syphilis in served as an important artistic outlet for African Americans, as well as a. “As to vaudeville, it didn't die out or tire the public. of athletics, which in those days had a limited outlet, Proctor was a constant visitor at a nearby gymnasium.