Grace, Beauty and Banjos: Peculiar Lives and Strange Times of Music Hall and Variety Artistes by Michael Kilgarriff
Peculiar Lives and Strange Times of Music Hall and Variety Artistes. What was the vulgar dressing-room practice of Jack Haig, Nutty but Nice, that so dismayed his fellow artists? How did the mysterious Werth, Banana Skin and Stone Manipulator, display his art? What anatomical peculiarity was enjoyed, although never displayed, by Stanelli and his Hornchestra? Find out the answers to these and other fascinating conundrums in this saucy backstage look at music hall, variety and vaudeville, illustrated with the posters and photographs of the time.