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I give it a 45 50 It s an insider s look at life from the 1850 s through the 1920 s I got the book from the LA Public Library and the book was the 2nd

edition published in 
published in 1928 YES the 1st edition was published January 1928 and the 2nd edition was published two months later in March 1928 and that nearly 100 year old book Was What I Checked Out From The LA Public Library what I checked out from the LA Public Library love thatThis is a fairly straightforward chronological reco Eddie Foy lived through interesting times Growing up he experienced the draft riots in New York and Chicago s Great Fire As a vagabond actor he spent A Summer In Dodge City summer in Dodge City Bat Masterson was sheriff and Doc Holliday tried to recruit him to participate in a posse The lists of his co stars in the various shows he acted in are lost on the modern reader but his observations on the evolution of theater in America and the advent of film is genuinely interesting I did not expect to like this book but I got hooked on his descriptions of the world around him and stayed interested through the end If Eddie Foy is remembered at all today it is for the film The Seven Little Foys which was about Foy s late in life vaudeville act with his seven children and starred Bob Hope as Foy However the Seven Little Foys act was just a part of Foy s long career which he chronicles in this wonderful autobiography which he wrote with Alvin Harlow In the book Foy gives us a great look. An autobiography of Eddie Foy Sr an actor at first itinerant then in Vaudville theatres then in the movies The book covers hi. .
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Clowning Through LifeOf his career with his children as part of THEIR TEAM BEFORE THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE vaudeville team before the death of his wife mother of all seven and his subseuent fourth marriage broke up the family and act Foy doesn t spend much time in his book on this last phase of his life and doesn t mention the breakup of the actThe book was serialized in Collier s magazine in 1926 and 1927 and published in 1928 A short time before the book came out Eddie Foy died at the age of 71 in Kansas City while touring the Orpheum circuit with a solo act If Eddie Foy is remembered at all today it is for the film The Seven Little Foys which was about Foy s late in life vaudeville act with his seven children and starred Bob Hope as Foy However the Seven Little Foys act was just a part of Foy S LONG CAREER WHICH HE CHRONICLES IN THIS WONDERFUL long career which he chronicles in this wonderful which he wrote with Alvin HarlowIn the book Foy gives us a great look into life in the second half of the 19th century and the pre vaudeville days of saloons medicine shows camp shows and traveling minstrel companies Early in life he witnessed the Draft Riots of 1863 and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 where he raced through the streets of Chicago with his infant nephew while the city burned around him He started his career in the late 1870s in the legitimate theater in Chicago as an extra and spear carrier working and learning from such theater legends as Edwin Booth and Joseph Jeffe. The theatre at the turn of teh 20th century the early movie industry and finally a grand home family and children Illustrate. Into American life in the second HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND of the 19th century and pre vaudeville days of saloons medicine shows camp shows and traveling minstrel companies Early in life he witnessed the Draft Riots of 1863 and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 where he raced through the streets of Chicago with his the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 where he raced through the streets of Chicago with his nephew while the city burned around him He started his career in the late 1870s in the legitimate theater in Chicago as an extra and spear carrier working and learning from such theater legends as Edwin Booth and Joseph Jefferson Going on the road with a succession of partners Foy played mining camps and cattle towns like Dodge City befriending Doc Holliday and meeting the Earps Tombstone Leadville Angels Camp and Butte before moving on to bigger bookings in Denver and San Francisco He found his way east as part of a minstrel show and then made a name for himself as a solo performer in a series of lavish musical extravaganzas that started in New York and toured the country Foy became nationally famous for his actions during the Irouois Theater Fire of 1903 Although over 600 people were illed in the fire it is said that many would have died if Foy had not come out onstage to calm down the crowd while the fire was raging The early part of the 20th Century saw Foy becoming the most famous comedian in the country working in musical comedies as well as vaudevilleThrice widowed Foy spent the last 20 years. S life through boyhood poverty without a father the Civil War the Great Fire of Chicago the settling of the West the world of.

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