B0123 The American STAGE PERFORMERS Discography, Vol. I (1891 – 1932), Actors, Vaudevillians, and Musical Comedy Stars, by Allan Sutton. Denver, CO, Mainspring Press, 2007. 430pp. Detailed bio-discographies of more than 460 stars, from legitimate theater to vaudeville and burlesque. Covers over 10,000 cylinders, 78s, radio transcriptions, and synchronized soundtrack discs. Indices.
"Volume I (1891–1932) draws on original recording files, trade-press and newspaper articles, and other primary-source documents to provide the most comprehensive bio-discography of early stage stars to date. Features include: Listings of all known 78s and cylinders (including private issues, tests, and unissued masters); radio transcriptions; and synchronized soundtrack discs. Full discographic information, including recording dates and locations, matrix and take numbers, catalog numbers, accompanists, and pseudonyms. Detailed capsule biographies of all performers, listing show credits with theaters and opening dates; film and radio credits; career histories, and other significant facts. Title and show / film indices."
- Mainspring Press