Saturday, August 16, 2008

Vaudeville and An Award

Thank you Ginger for passing along this award to me . Ginger has a wonderful blog called Loves to Dream where she shares a lot of different facts and links to crafts she finds on the web.

Instead of listing seven facts about me I thought I would share with you a little family history.


"Betty and Buddy"

My Great Grandfather, Frank Underhill was a stage manager for Vaudeville shows. Betty and Buddy were just one of the acts at the theater Frank worked at. Betty is actually a little person. I'm told the original Betty Boop and Sammy Davis Jr. performed in the variety shows Frank worked with as well.


reads: "To Barbara Hun A sweet little girl. Best Wishes Betty and Buddy"
Barbara is my Grandmother

Everyone family has a story, what's yours?

10 comments:

Amber M. said...

What an honor! Thank you for the fun award....and the great family story.

Liz said...

Very cool! My interesting family story is that my grandma's mother was S.S. Kresge's personal secretary and the first woman in the city of Detroit to buy her own car.

Toxiferous said...

Wow, thank you so much for the award! I love your blog too and I'm very flattered. I'll definitely be passing this on today. Too bad I can't tag you again because you'd definitely be at the top of my list!:)

Threeundertwo said...

Thank you so much! What a nice award!

I love the pictures. I can just imagine so much behind them. I once read an autobiography about Harpo Marx and learned a ton about vaudeville.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

What gorgeous pictures, do you have them framed? :)
My grandfather used to be an actor on a radio show. Before Tv, people would sit around and listen (as we watch TV today) to dramas etc, That was when my Pa was an actor on one.
Actually that would be neat to share on my blog one day maybe :)
I love personal history's.

mayaluna said...

Thank you so much...I stop in everyday, but hadn't had a chance over the weekend...imagine my surprise...I love your blog too...so much, but you know that! I loved these beautiful photos, what beautiful heirlooms...the story as well as the pictures. My family has a couple of good ones. My grandfather built the first solar heated house on long Island in 1947.

Renna said...

Maybe everyone has a story, but not all are as fascinating as your's, Jessica. That is really cool! :-)

M.Kate said...

Dearest J, you are super sweet, thank you for the award, I'll upload it soon as I've just completed the post and hop on over :D

Family story? great grandparents hop on a boat and came all over from China in late 18th century to escape hardship and communism. Sadly, we dont know any relatives there anymore.

happy week ahead :D

Alexis said...

Thanks so much, Jessica! I'm really flattered and I've been getting tons of visitors from your site!

Ginger said...

Your very welcome my friend Happy to give you award for all the things you do for each of us.
hugs ginger

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