Oscar V. Babcock

The postcard, above.,started me on a search to see if I could find out who the performer was. I used the description “Death Trap Loop” to search on online newspaper websites. That quickly lead to the name of Oscar V. Babcock. Further investigation in newspapers told me that he performed his bicycle act at Ontario …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #21

The next song that ended up on the top of the record charts in 1966 was “Lil’ Red Riding Hood” by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. Sam, whose real name is Domingo Samudio, got his start singing in a school radio broadcast when in second grade. He formed the Pharaohs in 1961. The group …

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“The Acquittal” Program

I uploaded a program from the former Lyceum Theater in Rochester from 1921. The show at that time was the play “The Acquittal” which was produced by the famous George M. Cohan. This isn’t one of his musicals. It was a play that was written by Rita Weiman about what happened after a man is …

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