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The History of Vaudeville is Now on Display at the Harry Ransom Center

Learn the fascinating history of one of America’s singular entertainment genres at the Harry Ransom Center! The gallery’s latest exhibit, entitled Vaudeville!, reveals the captivating story of where American entertainment all began.

Discover classic vaudeville performances that spanned the entire spectrum of entertainment at the turn of the 19th century, with comic sketches, magic, acrobatics, animal tricks, celebrity appearances, and more! Hear the stories behind the innovators and trailblazers of American entertainment and get an in-depth look into history through documents, photographs, artifacts, and manuscripts related to some of Vaudeville’s best-known performers like Harry Houdini, Mae West, W. C. Fields, Bert Williams.

This interesting show is free and open to the public, and you can even catch a guided tour through the show that is held daily! It’s a priceless peek into the past that shines a spotlight on American showbusiness, so make sure you see the exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center.

At Oxford at Tech Ridge Apartments in Austin, Texas, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun at this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, February 17, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Harry Ransom Center
300 West 21st Street
Austin, Texas 78712

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