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Enrico Caruso in Costume

Performing Arts in San Francisco

This chapter tells the story of some of the actors, actresses and dancers whose performances have graced San Francisco since the Gold Rush days, including the brother of the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, the world's first device for producing a concert of scents and the arrest of an actor for impersonating Jesus Christ.

Early Theater

SF Ballet

The Passion

Salmi Morse

SF Performing Arts Library and Museum

Edwin Booth

Bert Williams

The Black Crook

Chinese Opera

Isadora Duncan

Lola Montez

Lotta Crabtree



Sadakichi Hartmann

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