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The Best Burlesque Sketches: As Adapted for Sugar Babies and Other Entertainments

The Best Burlesque Sketches: As Adapted for Sugar Babies and Other Entertainments

Ralph G. Allen

ISBN: 9781557831897

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$16.99
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(Applause Books). Here is the first-ever collection of classic comic sketches from the bawdy, rowdy world of our slum music halls Habitues of Burlesque (and sons of habitues) will revel in the boisterous stock scenes and blackouts of this uniquely American form of popular entertainment. Features a foreword by Dick Martin.
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Ralph G. Allen

Ralph G. Allen is most famous for having conceived, along with Harry Rigby, the musical comedy Sugar Babies. Allen had traveled around the United States interviewing elderly comedians and taking down their comedy sketches. He wrote a revue, which would later become Sugar Babies, based on his collection of approximately 5000 comedy sketches. The show opened on October 8, 1979, and ran for 1208 ... view full profile

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