N.V.A. BENEFIT FUND, UNDER THE AUSPICES VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION. MAY 2, 1926. TENTH ANNIVERSARY JUBILEE.

[New York: Isaac Goldman Company, 1926]. 500+ pages. Elaborate, mammoth souvenir book issued in conjunction with the Tenth Anniversary Jubilee fund-raiser of the National Vaudeville Artists' Sick and Relief Fund. Large, thick 4to printed on glossy stock, illustrations colored and uncolored. Original plush embossed leather binding. Half-tone portraits. Full-page cartoons, including one by Rube Goldberg. A double-page spread of the "Million Dollar Home of the National Vaudeville Artists, New York City." Many advertisements from leading entertainers, businesses, sports figures [New York Giants], reproductions of testimonial letters from political and civic figures. A beautiful copy. Fine, with Compliments plate of "Vaudeville Manager and Producer Harry Weber, Palace Theater Building, New York City."

Some of the artists have been lost to history; others became famous: Burns & Allen, Olsen & Johnson, Bert Lahr, Edgar Bergan, and others. The infrastructure of vaudeville and show business in the Roaring Twenties is on display: booking agents, managers, theater owners, technicians, products and services, all dominated, of course by the performers themselves. The Benefit encompassed five simultaneous performances involving more than two hundred performers, all of whom are listed here, at five New York City venues.
OCLC records seven locations under three accession numbers as of October 2018. Item #35463

Price: $750.00