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The Life Fantastic
Merit Press /
Simon & Schuster, 2017
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The Life Fantastic
 
Table of Contents
Blog Posts about the history that informed the book
Vaudeville Stars, Fred and Adele Astaire
Vaudeville Stars in Blackface 
Vermont’s Estey Organ Company
What is The Life Fantastic About?
Liza, Why are You So Interested in Theater?
Liza, How Did a Dead Canary Inspire You to Write This Novel?
The Life Fantastic in the Classroom
Vaudeville, Burlesque, and the Follies
What Was Vaudeville?
Vaudeville on PBS
The Life Fantastic Readers’ Theater
A Vaudeville Timeline
The Nicholas Brothers, Fayard and Harold
The Ropin’ Fool, Will Rogers
Borrowing: Abbott and Costello
Vaudeville Palaces
Trajectory of a Celebrity, Nora Bayes
President, Comedian, Immigrant
Blacks and Vaudeville
Q&A with Liza K, part 1
Q&A with Liza K, part 2
Vaudeville, a Whitehall Lecture
Maeve’s Warning (the KKK)
Q&A with Liza K, part 3
Helen Keller on Stage
Culturally Diverse
One of Vaudeville’s Biggest Stars, Fanny Brice
Birth of Vaudeville
Another Cultural Experience, Ella Lola        
Vaudeville in the South
W.E.B. DuBois | Biography video | History Channel video
Beginnings of the NAACP       
Vaudeville Entrepreneur, Marcus Loew
Vaudeville Theaters
Keeping It Clean
The Last of the Red Hot Mamas, Sophie Tucker
The Building of Vaudeville Syndicates
Booking Agencies in Control
The Shubert Brothers
Yankee Doodle Dandy, George M. Cohan
Vaudeville Lives On in Our Language 
Why Vaudeville Died
   
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