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  • In March 1927, the long-dreaded merger took place: Pathé, Producers Distributing Corporation, Keith-Albee, and the Orpheum Circuit.

    Empire of Dreams

  • The brother-and-sister act hit the road for New York in 1905 and found early fortune as traveling entertainers; a vaudeville gig on the Orpheum Circuit paid $150 a week, writes Mr. Levinson (who died in 2008), at a time when skilled workers were making $2 a week.

    The Sultan of Suave

  • This remarkable little tragedy was produced for the Orpheum Circuit by Mr. Charles

    Writing for Vaudeville

  • Original Stuff and put in two Turns that had landed strong over the whole Orpheum Circuit.

    Ade's Fables

  • Martin Beck is the general manager of the Orpheum Circuit.

    Continuous Vaudeville

  • Our Towns: an avuncular Stage Manager, old-tyme costumes plus a red curtain and shell footlights that call to mind an old theater from the Orpheum Circuit.


  • After a year of independent production, the water was lapping at DeMille’s chest, and he wasn’t the only one; between 1925 and 1927, the net income for the Orpheum Circuit, a major vaudeville chain, would drop from $2.1 million to $1.1 million, while the B. F. Keith Corporation experienced a 10 percent drop in net income in just one year.

    Empire of Dreams


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