Ned Sparks & Baby Snooks, Warner Bros. Style

Today is the birthday of Star of Vaudeville #259: Ned Sparks (for the full skinny on him go here). Here’s a hilarious caricature of him (and Fanny Brice as Baby Snooks) from a Warners Bros. cartoon of the 1930s:

To find out more about the variety arts past and presentconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famousavailable at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold. And don’t miss Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, to be released by Bear Manor Media in 2013.

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