Vaudeville Contract

Posted By on June 26, 2010

Quackenbush Contract

Years ago this was one of the best forms of communication between agent and performer. These western union telegrams were as good as any contract. As a matter of fact this was your contract. This is a telegram that came from Bert Levey to the Quackenbushes, a well known agent that booked the A circuit. Many was the time my parents would receive a telegram similar to this one advising them of where the next gig was. For the most part money was never written in, Bert was a fair agent and you always got your money.


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My name is Ivan M. Henry and I am the 4th generation of a circus/show business dynasty. I hope you enjoy the blog.


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