Baby Rose Marie
Today is the birthday of Rose Marie — one of the few true vaudevillians who’s actually still alive! For her full bio, go here. I actually got to interview her for No Applause, one of the many pleasures of the research process for that book. She was extremely generous. Here she is in a clip from when she was still “Baby” Rose Marie, from 1932:
To find out more about these variety artists and the history of vaudeville,consult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.