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Imhof (Roger) vaudeville scrapbooks
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A pictorial documentation of American entertainment from vaudeville through Hollywood's golden age. Includes songs and lyrics by Roger Imhof.
Frederick Roger Imhof (August 15, 1875 – April 15, 1958) was an actor, vaudeville, burlesque and circus performer, sketch writer, and songwriter who toured in vaudeville and burlesque between 1895 and 1930. Imhof was born in Rock Island, Illinois to Nicholas Imhoff, from Switzerland, and Susan McCluen Imhoff, from Ireland. Imhof began his career as a clown with the Mills Orton Circus, and later gained fame specializing in Irish caricature. By 1897, he teamed with Charles Osborne in a comedy contortion and acrobatics act. Around this time, he dropped the second "f" from his last name.
7 Linear Feet (48 volumes in seven boxes)
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