Stories tagged: vaudeville
Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Sightseeing trips via airplane were all the rage in Spokane, and one of the latest passengers was Wong Bong, the Chinese owner of a Riverside Avenue noodle cafe.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
The touring vaudeville performers at the Pantages Theater arrived with their own special baggage car, containing all of their luggage and props.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017
Then and now offers a glimpse of Spokane as it was a century ago.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The canoeing vacation of brothers George and Walter Roos of Portland ended in tragedy at the The Dalles.
Sat., July 9, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The driver of a county auto paving truck saw three boys run from the curb as if to jump on the back of his …
Sat., May 28, 2016
The Hippodrome, a theater combining vaudeville and feature films, reopened to huge crowds at First Avenue and Howard Street in Spokane.
Thu., May 5, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane Parks Superintendent John W. Duncan (of Duncan Gardens fame) said that one of the most common questions he received this time of year …
Sat., March 26, 2016
Anglers were preparing for the opening of the fishing season, and The Spokesman-Review’s fishing correspondent boasted that “probably no city in the entire country is surrounded by so many fishing …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Weekend entertainment included tumbling, female impersonation, canaries, and a rat in a bottle
From our archives, 100 years ago Here’s how people in Spokane were being entertained, 1916-style, as reported in a series of reviews of the weekend’s vaudeville shows:
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. Billy Williams took a different approach to temperance evangelizing at the YMCA before a large crowd.
Fri., May 22, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago When the Barnes Hypnotic Show – a vaudeville act – went defunct in Lewiston, four members of the company were stranded penniless. Two of …
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Erick Lackso, a 29-year-old Finn, took “three pulls from a Chinaman’s pipe.”
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014
A traveling show on the road to Spokane reflects the early days of vaudeville, when performers worked with what they had. Consider their outfits, for example. Costumes worn by the …
Thu., Dec. 11, 2008
COLOGNE, Germany – It’s a weird, wacky world out here on the global vaudeville circuit. During my tag-along trips with Charlie Schmidt, Spokane’s Lord of the Nose Dance, I’ve encountered …