Archive for the Valentine’s Day Category

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Littlest Lovers: Tom Thumb & Lavinia Warren

Posted in BUNKUM, Dime Museum and Side Show, Little People, STEAMPUNK/ VICTORIANA, Valentine's Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2017 by travsd

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“There’s someone for everybody” goes the old matchmaker’s expression, and perhaps no words rang truer on February 9, 1863, the day that professional little person Tom Thumb (Charles Stratton) married Lavinia Warren at Grace Church, New York. (I believe that’s Lavinia’s sister Minnie Warren as Maid of Honor; and Commodore Nutt as Best Man). This little stunt, the “Fairy Wedding” by the press, lightened people’s hearts during the depths of the Civil War. We present it to you in the same spirit today.

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It wasn’t just a publicity stunt, however; the two were a real couple. But even so, their boss P.T. Barnum was probably not too unhappy when the big event resulted in coverage like this:

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“I love you completely, my own, my all. But above all, I love this front page coverage in Harpers!”

Tomorrow: Rally To Revive CHARAS

Posted in CULTURE & POLITICS, Indie Theatre, Protests, Valentine's Day with tags , , , on February 13, 2017 by travsd

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Le Scandal Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

Posted in Burlesk, Contemporary Variety, Indie Theatre, PLUGS, Valentine's Day with tags , , , on February 14, 2016 by travsd

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Burlesque-a-Pades in Loveland

Posted in Burlesk, Contemporary Variety, PLUGS, Valentine's Day with tags , , , on February 14, 2016 by travsd

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Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentine’s Spectacular

Posted in Contemporary Variety, PLUGS, Valentine's Day, Vaudeville etc. with tags , , , on February 14, 2016 by travsd

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Ten Foot Rat Cabaret Tonight

Posted in Contemporary Variety, Indie Theatre, PLUGS, Valentine's Day with tags , on February 3, 2016 by travsd

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Get Yerself a Vaudeville Valentine

Posted in Clown, Contemporary Variety, HOLIDAYS/ FESTIVALS/ MEMORIALS/ PARADES, PLUGS, Valentine's Day with tags , , , on February 4, 2015 by travsd

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Becca Bernard, clown musician extraordinaire, whom four or five of you may remember from Dead End Dummy last fall, wants you to know about her Singing Telegram service, in anticipation of Valentine’s Day.  Accompanied by her trusty uke, Becca will work with you to customize an original song, which she’ll deliver at your loved one’s home or work (which, is much better I think you’ll agree, because it is more embarrassing). Becca radiates a very positive, infectious spirit (she’s a hospital clown, too) so I’d recommend her and her service not just as a gift for your Valentine or significant other, but for ANYONE you’d like to make happy for any reason whatsoever. DO IT! I’m Trav S.D., a non-paid, non-attorney spokesperson.

To find out more about Becca’s Singing Valentines visit her site: http://www.valentinesdaytelegramsnyc.com

 

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