Comments for: Mae West played Bangor’s Bijou

Posted Dec. 23, 2012, at 8:57 a.m.

Hardeen, the handcuff king, also known as Harry Houdini’s brother, was the headliner at the Bijou in Bangor in mid-December, 1912, a century ago. The next week, the top billing went to Mae West, fresh from Hammerstein’s Victoria Theater in New York. The teenage “singing comedienne” impressed audiences with her …

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