The Palace Of Laughter: Stateside

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Geoffrey Wheeler presents a series about the history of American vaudeville.

2/3. Memphis, a city where vaudeville performers mixed with a new generation of musicians producing the exciting new sounds of jazz and blues. Even in the days of segregation, black and white performers were able to mingle freely in the buzzing creative atmosphere of Beale Street, the long-gone Palace Theater, and the still-thriving Orpheum.