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Kaplan, Eddie

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Date:
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These scripts were either written by or performed by Eddie Kaplin. Materials are arranged alphabetically by title.
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Eddie Kaplin (original birth name Abram Kaplan/Kaplen) was born 4 November 1905 in New York City, New York. Kaplin was a comedian, active during the 1930s and stage director at George Jaffe's burlesque theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The United States Census of 1930 shows him at age 25 living in Brooklyn with named spelled Kaplen, working as a dancer at a theater. His father's name was Jacob (spelled Kaplan in the 1920 census). Kaplin died in 1995.
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Henry "Buddy" Graf and George Cahill Vaudeville and Burlesque Collections, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1484, Series 21
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Mack, Jess

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Date:
1937-1969, undated
Scope and Contents:
This series contains scripts and materials written, performed, or used by Jess Mack. Materials are arranged alphabetically by title.
Biographical / Historical:
Jess Mack was born May 14,1905. He was a booking agent and comedy writer. The Jess Mack Papers at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas document the professional life of burlesque agent and comedy writer Jess Mack from 1916 to 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to contracts, correspondence, engagements, and newspaper articles, the collection contains five boxes of jokes, scripts and scenes used in various burlesque productions. Other material includes photographs of entertainers and burlesque stars, joke booklets, and issues of Mack's magazine, Cavalcade of Burlesque, dating from 1951 to 1954.

"Jess Mack, born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 14, 1905, was an actor for 30 years, and a producer, comedy writer, and agent for 35 years in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mack wrote for comedians including Phil Silvers, Rags Ragland, Red Buttons, Charlie Kemper, Phyllis Diller, and Rip Taylor. He also wrote comedy lines and sketches for Abbott and Costello, Jackie Gleason, George White's Scandals and Minsky's Follies. Mack was also the writer and publisher of the Cavalcade of Burlesque magazine. As an agent, Mack represented a number of prominent striptease dancers. " "Mack first appeared in a comedy act in Las Vegas in 1944 with Charles Kemper at the El Rancho Vegas Hotel and Casino. He made two trips to the South Pacific with the United Service Organizations (1945 and 1946). Mack continued to work and travel until 1969 when he moved to Las Vegas permanently and opened the Jess Mack Theatrical Agency. His 35 years as an agent culminated on June 24, 1990 when the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) presented him with the Outstanding Achievement Award for being the first franchised SAG agent in Las Vegas, Nevada." He died October 29, 1990.

Additional archival collection at University of Pittsburgh "Ralph G. Allen Burlesque Collection"

Guide to the Ralph G. Allen Burlesque Collection, 1905-1962 CTC.1972.02 | Digital Pitt.

A related archival collection is available at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas https://www.library.unlv.edu/speccol/finding-aids/MS-00022.pdf
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Henry "Buddy" Graf and George Cahill Vaudeville and Burlesque Collections, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1484, Series 24
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Taxi Dancer

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Box 57, Folder 3
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Date:
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Henry "Buddy" Graf and George Cahill Vaudeville and Burlesque Collections, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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A Dancer and a Scientist Deliver a New Take on the Moon Walk

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Inside the World of Istanbul's Male Belly Dancers

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The True Story of the Little Ballerina Who Influenced Degas' "Little Dancer"

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Okeanos: A Performance Where Dancers Move Like Octopuses and Seahorses

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North Korea Reportedly Executed Pop Singers And Dancers

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Remembering Arthur Mitchell, the Barrier-Breaking Black Ballet Dancer

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In Australia, Inflatable Tube Dancers Scare Dingoes Away From Livestock

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A Photojournalist Captures Dramatic Portraits of Dancers in the Streets of Cuba

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An Oregon Port Is Using Inflatable Air Dancers to Scare Off Pesky Sea Lions

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Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble - "Nature Spirits" (Visualizer - Official Audio)

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Jake Blount - "Once There Was No Sun" (Official Music Video)

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Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble - "Euphoric Bells / Druid Dance" (Visualizer - Official Audio)

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Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble - "Soft Fist / Cleopatra Music / Harbinger" (Visualizer)

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Martin Koenig - 'Sounds Portraits from Bulgaria' [Interview Video]

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Halau 'O Kekuhi - Hula Performance [Live at First Americans Festival 2004]

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Tibetan Skeleton Dance [Live at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2002]

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La Sardina de Naiguatá Performs Venezuelan Carnival Music [Live at Folklife Festival 2012]

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