A bill announcing a lineup of plays to be performed during a troupe's engagement would serve as advertising in newspapers or on exterior walls of buildings where bill posters would plaster those notices. A star would expect top billing; that is, to have his or her name placed first on the bill. The term "bill topper" was sometimes used for the headliner in variety.

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