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[Mr. Bunion's Monologue]

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Title

[Mr. Bunion's Monologue]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-11-26

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Two rival vaudeville managers offer Mr. Bunion a chance to do a monologue with their circuit.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

128

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-11-26

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

B&amp

Z: Well, if you will play our circuit, do a monologue, we will pay you $1000.00 per week! You should make a splendid vaudeville attraction. There's big money in it and you should become rich in one season in our string of theaters. Let me hear from you! You'd be a big success I am sure! Yes!
/
Q&amp
T: So B&amp
Z offer you $1000.00 per week. Well, I am with Q&amp
T! I will pay you $5000.00 per week! You'd do better in our circuit of vaudeville theaters. We will headline you and your monologue. Don't do a thing while this vaudeville war is on but get the money!
/
B&amp
Z: Huh! If Q&amp
T offer you $5,000.00 I'll offer you $10,000.00! You see they are fighting us and they will try to get you to play in the few inferior houses they control. Let us book you where the bonbons will see your act, not the low brows. See?
/
Q&amp
T: You see? They are fighting us but they not chance, we've got the houses! We'll give you $20,000.00 per week! We want you at any price! We'll headline you! I've already booked you to open at our home of high class vaudeville to open Monday matinee. don't fail to be on hand, Mr. Bunion!
/
Mr. Bunion: I'm Mister Bunion! I'm booked here this week to do a monologue. Where is my dressing room, please, Mister Stage Manager?
StageManager: Ah! Yes! You dressing room number one, you go on at three forty-five. Full stage, Mr. Bunion!
/
Mr. Bunion: Ahem! I was running down street this morning. I ran down mostly every thing on it. I was in my automobile! Ha! Ha! Said a dying horse, "I knew autombiles would be our finish?" I ran on a bank. That was my finish. I busted my hood, my bonnet. but, I busted the bank! Ha! Ha! Ha!
/
Man #1: Great! I laughed my self sick. Ha! Ha! Ha!
Man #2: The best I ever heard! He's a wonder. Ha! Ha!
Man #3: He was the whole show! Best in the show!
Man #4: What a grand success! I'm so glad old man!
Man #5: Congratulations old boy! Success is yours, at last!
Man #6: His old Dull Care valise will bother him no more!
/
Mr. Bunion: Um! What's this? "Dear Mr. Bunion! The two show rivals B&amp
Z and Q&amp
T have joined forces. I can not get you any more dates, unless you care to play Sedamsville, Ohio or Yaptown, Kansas for $4.00 per week. I can get a medicine show for $3,00 a week and cakes. Yours, Rules Juby" Oh! Well! Huh! Um!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, NOV-DEC 1907 Reel 108

Notes

Signed "Thanks to 217"

Tags

monologue
money
theatre

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Mr. Bunion's Monologue] ,” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 20, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/128.