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Florida Home radio series: Humorists and Health Evangelists (Pre-master copy)

Florida Home radio series: Humorists and Health Evangelists (Pre-master copy)

Date
1981
Description
One audio cassette. A documentary program for a radio program entitled "Humorists and Health Evangelists" for the radio series "Florida Home." Includes interviews with and performances by ventriloquists, pitchmen, and performers for medicine shows and other travelling shows, including Bob and Mae Noell, Bunny Bartok, Mary McClain, Ward Hall, and Wayne Murray. Also features commentary and historical background and analysis by a narrator.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 11)

Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 11)

Date
1986-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recordings. (Copied onto C86-75.) The folklife area in 1986 focused on Miami-Dade, which stemmed from fieldwork work on the 1986 Miami-Dade Folklife Survey, conducted by Lauri Sommers, Tina Bucuvalas, and Nancy Nusz.
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Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 4)

Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 4)

Date
1986-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recordings. (Copied onto C86-68.) Images from their performance can be found in S 1577, v. 41, slides S86-4681 through S86-4692. The folklife area in 1986 focused on Miami-Dade, which stemmed from fieldwork work on the 1986 Miami-Dade Folklife Survey, conducted by Lauri Sommers, Tina Bucuvalas, and Nancy Nusz.
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Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

Date
1981
Description
Eight reel to reels. Some material from the interviews was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copied onto C81-73, C81-74, C81-75, C81-76, C81-77, C81-78, C81-79 & C81-80.
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Interview with performer Wayne Murray

Interview with performer Wayne Murray

Date
1982-01-07
Description

Three reel to reels. Murray, an actor, carnival pitchman, and comic, discusses his career. Topics include jokes; Yiddish theater; acting; medicine shows; traveling theaters; comedians; pitching at carnivals and fairs; performing on the radio; moving to Florida in 1969; the differences between vaudeville and burlesque; and learning the craft. Provides several examples of his material. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-13, C83-14, and C83-15; as well as tapes 16 and 17 in box 40 of series 1576.

Material used for a public radio on traveling entertainment, a copy of which can be found on audiocassette C95-43.  

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Interview with vaudevillian Milt Ross

Interview with vaudevillian Milt Ross

Date
1985-08-02
Description
Two reel to reel tapes (Copied onto C86-58 and C86-59). Interview with vaudeville performer (singer/comedian/mimic) Milt Ross. He discusses his education in Jewish schools; his family background; being discovered in Miami at 15 by Al Jolson; travelling with Jolson; Yiddish theater; sources of material for his act; Miami night clubs; Martha Raye; cantorial work; George Jessel; and types of shows. The term vaudeville was an American word coined in the 1840s, and refers to a variety show comprised of a series of unconnected acts (singing, comedy, dancing, etc.). The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: vaudeville performers Harry and Lillian Kalikow

Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: vaudeville performers Harry and Lillian Kalikow

Date
1986-05-24
Description
Twelve color slides. Of Russian Jewish heritage, Harry Kalikow had been performing vaudeville since he was 13. He moved to Miami in 1958 and became a nightclub comedian. He and Lillian performed songs and jokes at the festival. He is at the mike, and she on the piano. The term vaudeville was an American word coined in the 1840s, and is defined as a variety show composed of a series of unconnected acts (singing, comedy, dancing, etc.) The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Collection
Performance of an old-time medicine show

Performance of an old-time medicine show

Date
1982-01-31
Description
Four reel to reels. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-29, C83-30, C83-31, and C83-32. Some material from the performance was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copy of the programs can be found on C85-14.
Collection
Recording of a performance and interview with vaudeville performers Harry and Lillian Kalikow

Recording of a performance and interview with vaudeville performers Harry and Lillian Kalikow

Date
1985-08-28
Description
Three reel to reel tapes (also copied onto C86-140 and C86-57). A recording of Harry Kalikow with his wife, Lillian, on piano, performing vaudedille routines. Followed by an interview with both. Harry discussed learning vaudeville; getting started in the business; his career; examples of songs and jokes; and his move to Florida. Lillian discussed learning piano (by ear); playing for silent movies; and performing with Harry. Of Russian Jewish heritage, Harry Kalikow had been performing vaudeville since the age of 13. He moved to Miami in 1958 as a nightclub comedian. His act consisted of songs, jokes, and piano solos. The term vaudeville was an American word coined in the 1840s, and refers to a variety show comprised of a series of unconnected acts (singing, comedy, dancing, etc.) The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 10)

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 10)

Date
1982-05-29
Description
One reel to reel recording. Ida Goodson and Mary McClain (also known as "Diamond Teeth" and "Walking Mary") play together for the first time. Mary McClain was the half sister of blues legend Bessie Smith.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_10_c83-085Florida Home radio series: Humorists and Health Evangelists (Pre-master copy)SoundPerformers
Entertainers
Singers
Ventriloquists
Music performance
Ventriloquism
Humor
Jokes
Medicine shows
Comedians
Performing arts
Radio programs
Documentaries Radio
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a_s1576_t86-032Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 11)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Workshops (Adult education)
Russian Americans
Vaudeville
Music performance
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jokes
Piano music
Comedy
Performers
Comedians
Musicians
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a_s1576_t86-025Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 4)SoundPerformers
Comedians
Musicians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Workshops (Adult education)
Russian Americans
Vaudeville
Music performance
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jokes
Piano music
Comedy
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a_s1576_t81-102Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae NoellSoundFieldwork
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Comedy
Singing
Pianists
Performing arts
Piano music
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Magic tricks
Family history
Performers
Entertainers
Comedians
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a_s1576_t82-022Interview with performer Wayne MurraySoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Vaudeville
Burlesque (Theater)
Drama
Acting
Selling
Medicine shows
Carnivals
Performing arts
Carnival pitching
Jokes
Humor
Radio
Occupational folklore
Entertainers
Comedians
Actors
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a_s1576_t86-015Interview with vaudevillian Milt RossSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Entertainment
Vaudeville
Oral narratives
Jewish Americans
Acting
Jokes
Theater
Singers
Family history
Yiddish language
Theater, Yiddish
Drama
Performers
Comedians
Entertainers
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Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: vaudeville performers Harry and Lillian KalikowMetro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: vaudeville performers Harry and Lillian KalikowStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performances
Performing arts
Jewish Americans
Vaudeville
Jokes
Pianos
Oral performance
Comedians
Musicians
Performers
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a_s1576_t82-038Performance of an old-time medicine showSoundFieldwork
Medicine shows
Music performance
Performances
Comedy
Singing
Pianists
Performing arts
Piano music
Traveling shows
Jokes
Magic tricks
Performers
Entertainers
Comedians
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a_s1576_t86-101Recording of a performance and interview with vaudeville performers Harry and Lillian KalikowSoundFieldwork
Vaudeville
Performing arts
Sound recordings
Performances
Comedy
Music
Jokes
Piano music
Singing
Songs
Singers
Jewish Americans
Russian Americans
Interviews
Interviewing
Oral histories
Life histories
Comedians
Musicians
Performers
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a_s1576_t83-052Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 10)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Musicians
Ventriloquism
Medicine shows
Humor
Jokes
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Piano music (Blues)
Performers
Ventriloquists
Comedians
Singers
Pianists
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