Ask the Experts: Trav S.D. Vaudeville, Sideshow and "The Wizard of Oz"

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Ask the Experts: Trav S.D. Vaudeville, Sideshow and "The Wizard of Oz"

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

Included with Coney Island Museum Admission, $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, Kids (under 12) and residents of  Zip Code 11224. Free for members of Coney Island USA! Purchase tickets at the door.

The 80th anniversary of the beloved MGM musical film "The Wizard of Oz" is upon us. To mark the occasion, writer/performer Trav S.D. (Travalanche, "No Applause Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous") will take a look at this classic's show business roots: from the original humbug P.T. Barnum, to county fairs and medicine shows, vaudeville, old time melodrama, sideshows, Broadway, and silent movies. Entertaining lecture accompanied by a jaw-dropping slide show. Come in costume as your favorite character from any of the "Oz" books and be eligible for a prize!

Photo: Fred Stone (Scarecrow) and Dave Montgomery (Tin Man) in the original 1902 Broadway production of "The Wizard of Oz".

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