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Guide to the Roger Imhof Vaudeville, variety, circus, and silent screen star scrapbooks, 1883-1952
Special Collections M0611  
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Description
A pictorial documentation of American entertainment from vaudeville through Hollywood's golden age. Includes songs and lyrics by Roger Imhof.
Background
Frederick Roger Imhoff was born in Roca Island, Illinois, 15 April, 1875. Although very little biographical information on Imhof exists in either the Sam Stark Index or the Imhof Scrapbook Collection, it seems Imhof must have had connections in theater even in his childhood. Scrapbooks of vaudeville and burlesque show programs he collected date back to the late 1880s, and by 1897 (if not before), Imhof was himself on stage, teamed with Charles Osborne in a comedy contortion and burlesque acrobatics act. It was around this time that Imhof dropped the second f from his last name (he apparently always preferred Roger).
Extent
7 linear ft. (48 v.)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
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