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Charles WaltersThe Director Who Made Hollywood Dance$
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Brent Phillips

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813147215

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001

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The Anaheim Hoofer

The Anaheim Hoofer

(p.1) 1 The Anaheim Hoofer
Charles Walters

Brent Phillips

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter traces the early life of Charles Walters from his childhood in Anaheim, California, to his early professional endeavours as a young adult. It discusses his introduction to dance, the influence of vaudeville, and his early theatrical aspirations. The chapter discusses his initial dance tour with a Fanchon and Marco troupe, his one year studying law at University of Southern California, and the mounting of the Pasadena Playhouse production Low and Behold. This chapter also focuses on Walters’ friendships with Leonard Sillman and Tyrone Power.

Keywords:   Anaheim, California - history, Vaudeville, Fanchon and Marco, Leonard Sillman, Pasadena Playhouse, Tyrone Power

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