January 29, 2018
Harry Ransom Center
This exhibition reveals the story of where American entertainment all began. Discover classic vaudeville performances that included comic sketches, magic, acrobatics, animal tricks, celebrity appearances and more. See documents, photographs, artifacts and manuscripts related to some of Vaudeville’s best-known performers—Harry Houdini, Mae West, W. C. Fields, Bert Williams, George M. Cohan, Burns & Allen, Tony Pastor, the Nicholas Brothers, Barbette, and others. Free admission and daily tours!