Archives for Vaudeville

Thanks to a young vaudevillian

Thanks to a young vaudevillian whose showbiz career began on the eve of the twentieth century, last week I found myself in a small town in the American Midwest I’d never heard of until recently, launching a novel I’d never planned on writing. By following this young vaudevillian down the rabbit hole a few short years ago and indulging my curiosity, I changed the direction of my writing

First Picture: “The Butcher Boy”

“Spitting flour, he leaps up and continues with the mayhem, swinging brooms, tossing pies, dodging flour bombs and climbing the wall shelves, throwing everything within reach. It is chaos, exactly as he loves it.” ~ Binnie Brennan (Like Any Other Monday)