NACUSA-LA

BABE EGAN AND THE HOLLYWOOD REDHEADS: JAZZ VIOLINIST-BANDLEADER

Violinist and bandleader Babe Egan was a highly-acclaimed vaudeville superstar. In 1929, she earned more than $50,000, one of the highest paid women in vaudeville; she performed for tens of millions of theatergoers coast-to-coast, in Canada, and in Europe. Heard regularly on radio, The Hollywood Redheads appeared in the first German talking picture and are heard on the soundtrack. They were booked solid from 1924 until 1933, doing two, three, or four shows a day, with little vacation time. Today she is completely unknown and lost to jazz history. How could this be?

Video of Conversation

Monday 7:00PM PT

Presented by Jeannie Pool (President of the LA Chapter of NACUSA) a musicologist and music producer with access to great audio and video of Babe.

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