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Benjamin Albert Rolfe (October 24, 1879 – April 23, 1956) was an American musician known as "The Boy Trumpet Wonder" who went on to be a bandleader, recording artist, radio personality, and film producer. [1]

38 relations: Bandleader, Brasher Falls–Winthrop, New York, Broadway (Manhattan), Cabaret, Circus, Clown, Cornet, Edison Records, Even as Eve, Fort Lee, New Jersey, Harry Houdini, Jazz, Lionel Barrymore, Louis B. Mayer, Man and Woman (film), Metro Pictures, Miss 139, Miss Robinson Crusoe, NBC, Oscar A. C. Lund, Paul Whiteman, Phonograph record, Piccolo, Revue, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Robert Ripley, Rolfe Photoplays, Serial film, Silent film, The Goodrich Silvertown Orchestra, The Master Mystery, The Trail of the Shadow, Vaudeville, Vincent Lopez, Walpole, Massachusetts, World War II, Your Hit Parade, Ziegfeld Follies.


A bandleader is the leader of a music group such as a rock or pop group or jazz quartet.

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Brasher Falls–Winthrop, New York

Brasher Falls–Winthrop was a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States.

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Broadway (Manhattan)

Broadway is a road in the U.S. state of New York.

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Cabaret is a form of theatrical entertainment featuring music, song, dance, recitation, or drama.

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A circus is a company of performers who put on diverse entertainment shows that include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, unicyclists, as well as other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists.

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Clowns are comic performers who employ slapstick or similar types of physical comedy, often in a mime style.

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The cornet is a brass instrument similar to the trumpet but distinguished from it by its conical bore, more compact shape, and mellower tone quality.

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Edison Records

Edison Records was one of the earliest record labels which pioneered sound recording and reproduction and was an important player in the early recording industry.

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Even as Eve

Even as Eve is a 1920 American silent drama film by A. H. Fischer Features and distributed by Associated First National Pictures.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey

Fort Lee is a borough at the eastern border of Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, in the New York City Metropolitan Area, situated atop the Hudson Palisades.

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Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts.

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Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore (born Lionel Herbert Blythe; April 28, 1878 – November 15, 1954) was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director.

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Louis B. Mayer

Louis Burt Mayer (born Lazar Meir; July 12, 1884 – October 29, 1957; Лазарь Меир) was an American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924.

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Man and Woman (film)

Man and Woman is a 1920 American silent drama film produced by A. H. Fischer, Inc.

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Metro Pictures

Metro Pictures Corporation was a motion picture production company founded in early 1915 in the United States.

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Miss 139

Miss 139 is a 1921 American silent crime drama film produced by A. H. Fischer and distributed by Jans Film Service and Sherman Productions Corporation.

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Miss Robinson Crusoe

Miss Robinson Crusoe is a 1917 silent American comedy-drama film, directed by Christy Cabanne.

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The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

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Oscar A. C. Lund

Oscar A.C. Lund (May 21, 1885 – May 2, 1963) was a Swedish-born silent film actor, screenwriter and director of the American and Swedish motion picture industry.

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Paul Whiteman

Paul Samuel Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director, and violinist.

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Phonograph record

A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.

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The piccolo (Italian for "small", but named ottavino in Italy) is a half-size flute, and a member of the woodwind family of musical instruments.

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A revue (from French 'magazine' or 'overview') is a type of multi-act popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance, and sketches.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not! is an American franchise, founded by Robert Ripley, which deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims.

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Robert Ripley

LeRoy Robert Ripley (December 25, 1890 – May 27, 1949) was an American cartoonist, entrepreneur, and amateur anthropologist who is known for creating the Ripley's Believe It or Not! newspaper panel series, radio show, and television show which feature odd facts from around the world.

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Rolfe Photoplays

Rolfe Photoplays Inc. was an American motion picture production company established by musical entertainer B.A. Rolfe.

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Serial film

A serial, film serial, movie serial or chapter play, is a motion picture form popular during the first half of the 20th century, consisting of a series of short subjects exhibited in consecutive order at one theater, generally advancing weekly, until the series is completed.

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Silent film

A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound (and in particular, no spoken dialogue).

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The Goodrich Silvertown Orchestra

The Goodrich Silvertown Orchestra was a musical variety radio program, sponsored by B. F. Goodrich and heard in different formats and timeslots from 1925 until 1935.

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The Master Mystery

The Master Mystery is a 1918 American mystery silent serial film told in 15 installments.

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The Trail of the Shadow

The Trail of the Shadow is a 1917 American silent drama film.

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Vaudeville is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment.

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Vincent Lopez

Vincent Lopez (30 December 1895 – 20 September 1975) was an American bandleader and pianist.

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Walpole, Massachusetts

Walpole is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States and also encompasses the entirely distinct entity of Walpole (CDP), with its much smaller area of 2.9 square miles and smaller population of 5,198 at the 2010 census.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Your Hit Parade

Your Hit Parade is an American radio and television music program that was broadcast from 1935 to 1953 on radio, and seen from 1950 to 1959 on television.

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Ziegfeld Follies

The Ziegfeld Follies was a series of elaborate theatrical revue productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 to 1931, with renewals in 1934 and 1936.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._A._Rolfe

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