Stein, Charles, edited and with commentary by AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE AS SEEN BY ITS CONTEMPORARIES
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. 0394537432 / 9780394537436 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very minor bruise to one upper corner tip, else fine, in a quite heavily age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. Publisher's promotional card laid in. 392 pages, illustrated.
Splendid compendium of first-person accounts of the now-vanished and much-lamented American popular entertainment. Pieces by Astaire, Cagney, B.F. Keith, Alfred Lunt, Bert Williams, Fanny Brice, Fred Stone, Cohan, Foy, Burns, Hope, Berle, many more.