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The author of the book: Ann Anderson
Edition: McFarland & Company
Date of issue: December 10th 2004
ISBN: 0786422289
ISBN 13: 9780786422289
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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Long before television and radio commercials beckoned to potential buyers, the medicine show provided free entertainment and promised cures for everything from corns to cancer. Combining elements of the circus, theater, vaudeville, and good old-fashioned entrepreneurship, the showmen of the American medicine show sold tonics, ointments, pills, extracts and a host of other "wonder-cures," guaranteed to "cure what ails you." While the cures were seldom miraculous, the medicine show was an important part of American culture and of performance history. Harry Houdini, Buster Keaton, and P.T. Barnum all took a turn upon the medicine show stage. This study of the medicine show phenomenon surveys nineteenth century popular entertainment and provides insight into the ways in which show business, advertising, and medicine manufacture developed in concert. The colorful world of the medicine show, with its Wild West shows, pie-eating contests, clowns, and menageries, is fully explored. Photographs of performers and of the fascinating handbills and posters used to promote the medicine show are included.


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Ebook Snake Oil, Hustlers and Hambones: The American Medicine Show read Online! I'm a freelance writer - lots of magazine articles, two history books and a YA on the shelves.

I was a voice-over and stage actress for many years. Now I read and write in Portland, Oregon.

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Reviews of the Snake Oil, Hustlers and Hambones: The American Medicine Show


CHARLES

Watch out! Maybe a fundamental change in your life!

GABRIEL

Why is she out! It must be endless!

SOFIA

This book is holding in tensions until the end!

ETHAN

Useful book, lots of information

ISABELLE

How many times did I read ...-not boring! )))




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