Stars of Vaudeville #29: Annette Kellerman

Happy Birthday to swimming vaudevillian Annette Kellerman, born this day in 1887. The racy outfit above corrupted even Edward F. Albee, who had special mirrors built in the audience so they could see her “backside”.

To find out more about these variety artists and the history of vaudevilleconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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  1. […] Stars of Vaudeville #29: Annette KellermanHappy Birthday to swimming vaudevillian Annette Kellerman, born this day in 1887. The racy outfit above corrupted even Edward F. Albee, who had special mirrors built in the audience so they could see her “backside”. … Read more […]

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  2. Wasn’t Annette Kellerman the subject of a film that Esther Williams starred in later?

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