Show Biz: From Vaude to Video by Abel Green & Joe Laurie JR. (Book)

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EC-, copyright 1951 by Henry Holt & Co. "Fifty grand and glorious years of show business - seen through the eyes, ears, and slanguage of its bible, Variety." Covers decades of live entertainment and movies from 1905 to the 1950's (and by the "video era" they mean what we would call the Golden Age of Television), "extensively indexed and with a glossary of Varietyese." Hardcover (with dust jacket and plastic cover), 613 pp.