The New York Hippodrome!

As a vaudeville scholar, American hippodromes intrigue me. Their epic scale points to the propulsive consumption of spectacle during the early twentieth-century. I enjoyed reading Allison McNearney’s overview of the New York Hippodrome for The Daily Beast. One of my favorite research subjects, the German equestrian Therese Renz, made her US debut at the Hippodrome in 1906 before touring the Keith-Albee Circuit.

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