A sample of the vaudeville programme at Keith’s theatre, March 1908.

Lovecraft fondly recalled, in a letter to Moe, “Keith’s Continuous Vaudeville” and the “new biograph travel films to chase the audiences out of Keith’s at six-o’clock”. He was recalling the years 1900-02 when he was ten to twelve years old. He is known to have visited “the old Keith’s Theatre” c. 1905 to see Houdini. The 1908 date of the above programme may be a bit late, as he would then have been around 17 years old, but the sort of vaudeville programme at Keith’s would not have changed much.