Friday, May 21, 2010

"America's Greatest Revue"

What were Earl Carroll Vanities?

A series of revues produced by Earl Carroll annually from 1923 through 1932 (except for 1927 and 1929) and again in 1940, they were celebrated and sometimes attacked for their emphasis on nude girls and salacious humor. Joe Cook, W. C. Fields, and Sophie Tucker were among the many stars who appeared in the shows, which left behind few memorable melodies.

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An homage by Jim Silke

1 comment:

nyrdyv said...

Earl Carroll's Vanities were very well known throughout the roaring '20s. Very few remain that were old enough to catch one of these shows live.


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