By Gordon Korman

ISBN-10: 0590444298

ISBN-13: 9780590444293

While luckless Raymond Jardine turns into Sean Delancey's eleventh-grade-English undertaking associate, he persuades Sean's grandfather to pose as a long-deceased, vague Canadian poet, so that it will move the path and win a holiday to a sumptuous Greek island.

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African Americans battled against vaudeville's segregation policies, as well as discrimination in other entertainment venues. "" In May 1911 Wallace Paldrow sued a motion picture theater in Lima, Ohio, after he was denied entrance. "' Along with protesting their exclusion from theaters, African American patrons also objected to their segregation in theaters. j4 Black patrons had the reputation of being indecent spectators-too dirty and ~vildfor Keith's vaudeville. In the 1916 film, Two Knights of fiudeville, two black men, dressed in ill-fitting old suits, find tickets to a vaude\dle show on the street.

Despite their periodic challenges to Keith's centralized control, the White Rats never \\-on any lasting concessions from vaudeville theater owners and managers. With a monopoly in big-time vaudeville and a significant influence in small-time vaudeville, Keith controlled performers by threatening to blacklist them from the most lucrative tours in the big time, and he bullied managers of opposition theaters by forbidding acts booked on his circuit to perform at competing theaters. e bureaucracy of administrators to monitor the quality of acts and maintain the uniformity of bills across the country.

The vaude\rille labor movement's identification n i t h low culture initially encouraged performers to see themsel\res as laborers rather than as artists, and the masculine connotation of low culture contributed to the marginalization of women in the movement. Excluding women frorn membership for ten years, the White Rats formed a women's auxiliary only after female performers protested the union's policies. T h e tension between protecting female performers frorn sexual danger and advocating the equality of Ivomen and men in theatrical professions framed the formation of this auxiliary.

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