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MADE IN AMERICA VAUDEVILLE SONGS 1900 - 1929

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A History of the Gumm Family and
their musical heritage....

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Vaudeville was the beginning of entertainment as we know it today....

From Tennessee to Wisconsin;  Minnesota to California...they played the vaudeville stage!

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Frank Gumm and Ethel Milne met and fell in love.  They were married in 1914.

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They toured as "Jack and Virginia Lee - Sweet Southern Singers" singing songs like "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and "Back Home In Tennessee."

Then along came those Gumm girls - Mary Jane, Dorothy Virginia and Baby Frances Gumm - the future Judy Garland!

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And that's vaudeville!  Judy Garland learned on the vaudeville stage how to entertain an audience!


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