Collection: Frank J. Sidney Collection
Frank J. Sidney performed vaudeville in the early twentieth century. Photographs in the University of Arizona’s collection depict him performing in a variety of locations, such as a circus tour in India as The Great Sidneys, a performance troupe tour in Australia in 1908, and a troupe in Johannesburg in 1913. From 1922 to 1925, Frank J. Sidney & Co. appeared in B.F. Keith’s and other theatres in Brighton Beach, Jersey City, and Philadelphia. His act at that time was called “A Morning in a Sportsman’s Garden,” and featured “Zillah the Singing Dog.” His acts often featured acrobatic skill.
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