Antedating of "one man show" (1879)

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Jan 7 06:53:04 UTC 2004

In the sense of a stage performer, not an artist.

OED  has 1896.

1879_Atchison(KS)_ Dec. 31. page 1  (NewspaperArchive)  The Topeka 'Capital'
is frank to say that while Mr. Arlington is a pleasant fellow socially, his
one man show is not a success.

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