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192? Figure W. E. Vaughan The Uncle Remus Man Figure Figure W. E. Vaughan Impersonator: Monologist: Raconteur Characterist: Soloist: The Original Uncle Remus Man EVENING OF STORY AND SONG INTRODUCTORY Mr. Vaughan probably stands alone among American Lyceum platform entertainers, impersonators, and character delineators in his thoroughly natural and artistic interpretations of the Uncle Remus Stories. His rearing in the South and his thorough understanding of the sentiments, traditions, foibles, and dialect of the Southern negro particularly fit him for accurate and realistic portrayal of the life of these people. ¶ Mr. Vaughan does not depend on horse-play or vaudeville devices for the interpretation of his sketches, but his characterizations are exquisitely and intelligently rendered without the least suggestion of coarseness. During one season I booked 150 engagements for W. E. Vaughan, the Southern Humorist. He was one of my most popular, high-class attractions. His power to please was attested by the fact that he received numerous recalls to appear before the same organizations. ALONZO FOSTER, Mgr. Star Lyceum Bureau, 604 Tribune Bldg., New York City. Mr. Vaughan has appeared from two to five times in New York City before such distinguished organizations as the Cosmopolitan club, consisting of representatives of twenty-eight nations, and the Southern Club, both of Columbia University, The Players' Club of Gramercy Park, The National Academy of Music and Fine Arts, The Labor Temple, The Helen Gould Navy Y. M. C. A., and all the other Y. M. C. A.'s in New York, and nearby cities. The Court Scene, in which Mr. Vaughan is the Judge, Sheriff, Jury, and the ten negroes tried for various offenses, is worthy traveling miles to hear. Figure Figure Not a Lecture Miles of Smlies Just For Fun Mr. Vaughan is an A.B. graduate of Peabody College for Teachers of Nashville, Tenn., and an A.M. graduate of Coulmbia University, New York City. During the years 1910-1912, while pursuing postgraduate work at Columbia University he gave two hundred and twenty programs in New York City, Brooklyn, and nearby cities. During the last five years, Mr. Vaughan has given more than three hundred programs within a radius of one hundred miles of Memphis. At many of these places he has been recalled as often as four times. CALIFORNIA He possesses a beautiful tenor voice of great range that was displayed to advantage in his songs. Sonora Daily Times. By far the best entertainment ever given before our club. —Harry Raeside, President 20th Century Club, San Francisco. Particularly clever in his deilneations of the ante-bellum negro, as portrayed by Joel Chandler Harris.—San Francisco Call-Examiner NEW MEXICO If Mr. Vaughan ever returns he will be greeted by a crowded house.— Las Vegas Pilot. He is a Double to Any Character OREGON. His artistic ability was amply demonstrated in his interpretations of Brer' Rabbit and the 'skeeters. His 'Proposal to Marguerite' was well worth the price of admission.— Cottage Grove Leader. NOT AN ELOCUTIONIST—NOT A LECTURER During the Summer of 1920, Mr. Vaughan had sole management of the biggest Chautauqua ever held by any educational institution. This was in connection with the State Teachers' College, Springfield, Mo. He Is a Double to Any Character. ILU-LU-LU-LU-LUVE BUT YOU THE MORE I TRAVEL ROUND THE MORE I GOT NO SENSE YAS SIR! DE AVALANCHE HAS ALREADY TOOKEN HIM TO DE HOSPISTOL Mr. Vaughan Stands the Most Exacting Test of Power to Please—the Children Like to Hear Him. MISSOURI. Worthy to rank with the great humorists of this country.—Springfield Republican. He would please an audience is he didn't try, but when he tries, you are captive and laugh in spite of yourself.—Aurora Advertiser. Mr. Vaughan took Mr. Bryan's Place and received seven successive encores by the 4,000 people.—Rev. J. T. Bacon, Mgr. Associated Chautauquas. His inimitable impersonations of the ante-bellum negro caught the audience and he was obliged to respond to several encores.— Springfield Leader. We regard Mr. Vaughan as an annual institution. He entertains our fifteen hundred students every summer. They demand him. Clyde M. Hill, Southwest Missouri State Teachers' College, Springfield. NOT AN ELOCUTIONIST—NOT A LECTURER. We have space to print only a few of the hundreds of personal newspaper commendations of Mr. Vaughan's power to please and entertain. He has an endless repertoire of songs, sketches and stories from the pens of such writers as Brooks, Riley, Field, Cook, Kipling, Harris, Page, Powers, Waterman, King, Bob Taylor, Malone, and in addition many original selections. His songs are drawn from such composers as Lohr, Piccolomini, Homer, Page, D'Hardelot, Trotere Squires, Emmel, etc. The eminent lecturer, Sunshine Hawkes, says: If you don't smile at Vaughan there is something wrong with your smilax. Program interspersed with character songs, and talking songs. JUST AS WELL HEAR HIM THE FIRST TIME HE APPEARS FOR HE WILL RETURN AND YOUR FRIENDS WILL MAKE YOU HEAR HIM THEN We print only a few excerpts from the hundreds or press notices and personal commendations of Mr. Vaughan's power to please. Twelve States are represented, as you will notice. NEW YORK CITY. Thoroughly delighted Columbia Settlement House.—Columbia University Spectator. Not a dull moment; droll stories, and Southern songs charming.—Rev. C. L. Laws, Pastor Greene Avenue Baptist church. Will not fail to please the most exacting audience.—Dr. Holbrook, School for Boys, Ossining. Your impersonations full of the characteristics of the real old Southern nigger.—Chas. D. Coburn, Manager of Coburn Players. You certainly have a wonderful gift.—Rev. Geo. C. Peck, Pastor St. Andrew M. E. Church. A man with a degree tacked onto his name—D. D. S., 'Doctor of Delightful Stories.'— Brooklyn Eagle. Told in a typical way several Uncle Remus stories.— New York Tribune. New York City—Y. M. C. A.'s and Y. W. C. A.'s. Certainly a genius in negro dialect.—Harlem Branch; Your program pleased thoroughly.—Newark, N. J.; A perfect success in every respect.—West Side; Nothing but complimentary remarks on all sides.—Brooklyn Central; Every one delighted with your impersonations and songs.—23rd Street; So thoroughly pleased with you we want you again.—Forty-Fourth Street Y. W. C. A.; We enjoyed every minute of your program.—144th Street Y. W. C. A. As Judge of the Negro Court NEW JERSEY. Convulsed his audience again and again. Tumultous encores recalled him.— Hoboken News Enquirer. Mr. Vaughan's wholehearted, infectious laugh captivated his audience.— Sussex Register. Storms of applause greeted him.— Somerville Daily. CONNECTICUT. Captured his audience and held them from start to finish. A better evening of fun could not be asked for.— Bridgeport Farmer. NORTH CAROLINA. Artistic to the highest degree. Entertained our exacting guests thoroughly.—J. W. Holt, Highland Lake Hotel, Hendersonville. TENNESSEE. His interpretation and dialect of Riley's Hoosier characters and 'Uncle Remus' were exceptionally artistic and delightful.—Commercial Appeal. A more thoroughly enjoyable program has never been given in the Tate Springs Hotel since my connection with it.—Mrs. W. W. Cleary, Social Manager. Not a dull moment from the time of the introduction to the close of the entertainment.— Covington Leader. Held the hilarious attention of the large audience.— Jackson Sun. MR VAUGHAN CHASES THE GLOOMS NOT A LECTURE MISSISSIPPI. The largest and best pleased audience in the history of our school greeted Mr. Vaughan.—O. E. Van Cleave, Philadelphia. After hearing the distinguished Tennesseean, one can understand why he is in such demand as a platform entertainer.—New Albany Gazette. Door receipts of two hunrded and twelve dollars and a delighted audience attest the popularity of Mr. Vaughan in Corinth.—Mabel Ray, Principal High School. ARKANSAS. Undoubtedly the most popular humorous entertainment of today.— Lonoke County News. As a tenor soloist hard to excel.— Ozark Democrat. Held his audience spellbound for more than an hour and a half.— Earle Enterprise. MONTANA. As a singer he has a fine voice and has perfect control of it. His impersonations of Southern characters were a revelation.— Plains Signal. UTAH. He entertained a whole train-load of people in a most able manner. A remarkable reader and entertainer.—W. A. Cobb, Judson Tourist Mgr.
|Title||W. E. Vaughan: the Uncle Reamus man|
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|Personal Name Subject||Vaughan, W.E.|
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