In this week’s episode, we interview David Hajdu and John Carey, collaborators on a biography in graphic form about three vaudeville stars. A Revolution in Three Acts: The Radical Vaudeville of Bert Williams, Eva Tanguay and Julian Eltinge was published Columbia University Press in September 2021. David Hajdu is a biographer, cultural historian, novelist, and songwriter. His previous biographies include Lush Life, Positively 4th Street and Adrianne Geffel, and he teaches at the Columbia University Journalism School. John Carey is a painter who served as the editorial cartoonist for Greater Media Newspapers for many years. Hajdu and Carey were interviewed via Zoom by BIO member Eric K. Washington on September 29, 2021.
Author photo credit: Takato Harkness