The Vanderbilt Cup

Vanderbilt Cup on Broadway


In my blog yesterday I discussed the 105th anniversary of America's first great auto race, the Vanderbilt Cup. This event, ran on Long Island, New York, was wildly popular, attracting by some estimates a quarter of a million people in 1906 and 1910. Evidence of its cultural impact was the 1906 production of a Broadway musical staring a teenage singing and acting sensation, Elsie Janis.

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