Stubby Kaye, “My Wife’s a Striptease Dancer”
Today is the birthday of Star of Vaudeville #270 Stubby Kaye (for my full article on him go here). I just found this hilarious record of him singing a song written by Rags Ragsland “My Wife’s a Striptease Dancer” as well as Arlen/ Harburg’s “Lydia the Tattooed Lady”:
To find out more about the variety arts past and present, consult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available 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.