"B.F. Keith's Theatre News : crisp comment on current and coming high-class vaudeville attractions"
where it is cataloged in "Vaudeville, Periodicals". Since many historians agree that B.F. Keith was
the Father of American Vaudeville and at the turn of the 20th century he was running the largest
and most important vaudeville circuit in the country, it's easy to see why he would feel the need
for his own trade publication. The B.F. Keith's Theatre News was like a "Variety' that catered only
to the stars and shows employed by B.F. Keith. Today it is important for the information it has on
the vaudeville acts that appeared on stages throughout America, but left very little evidence of
their existence unless they were lucky enough to be caught by the early motion picture cameras.