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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Comedy"
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Bufo theater performing Juan (Bolito) Landa applying blackface

Bufo theater performing Juan (Bolito) Landa applying blackface

Date
1985-07-28
Description
Eleven color slides. Juan (Bolito) Landa was an actor at Miami's Pro Teatro Cubano, which presents bufo theater productions (Cuban vaudeville/satirical comedies). Bufo theater was often performed in Havana before Fidel Castro came to power. The character Landa played was El Negrito, a trickster figure who worked for Gallego, a Spanish businessman. For more of Landa and Pro Teatro Cubano, see S1577, v. 43, S87-1027 - S87-1043. For an interview with Landa, see S 1576, reel T85-141. 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
Folk comic and harmonica player Leroy McDaniel at the Florida Folk Festival

Folk comic and harmonica player Leroy McDaniel at the Florida Folk Festival

Date
1950
Description
Two black and white prints.
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.
Collection
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.
Collection
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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Juan "Bolito" Landa interview for the Miami-Dade Folklife Survey

Juan "Bolito" Landa interview for the Miami-Dade Folklife Survey

Date
1985-08-19
Description
One reel-to-reel. Landa, an actor with Miami's Pro Teatro Cubano, discusses bufo theater, a ribald and satirical form of Cuban musical theater with stock figures imitating stereotypes. Bufo theater was often performed in Havana before Fidel Castro came to power. Landa discusses playing the stock character of "El Negrito," a trickster figure who worked for Gallego, a Spanish businessman. He discusses the origins of bufo theater, types of bufo characters and audiences, various bufo performers and playwrights, and bufo actors and productions in Miami. For more of Landa and Pro Teatro Cubano, see S1577, v. 43, S87-1015 - S87-1026. For an interview with other bufo performers, see reel T85-142.
Collection
Lem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival

Lem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1957-05
Description
One black and white print. Lem Griffis was a story teller from Fargo, Georgia. He grew up in the Okeefenokee Swamp, and his stories were considered typical of North Florida/South Georgia.
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.
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Performers at the Pro Teatro Cubano

Performers at the Pro Teatro Cubano

Date
1985-07-28
Description
Sixteen color slides. Images of performers at at Miami's Pro Teatro Cubano which present bufo theater productions (Cuban vaudeville/satirical comedies). Bufo theater was often performed in Havana before Fidel Castro came to power. Juan (Bolito) Landa was an actor who usally played was El Negrito, a trickster figure who worked for Gallego, a Spanish businessman. Fecundo was the theater's composer, and a musician. The other performers were unidentified. For more of Landa and Pro Teatro Cubano, see S1577, v. 43, S87-1015 - S87-1026. For an interview with Landa, see S 1576, reel T86-141; for interveiw with Fecundo and the other performers, see reel T85-142. 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
Performers of the Pro Teatro Cubano

Performers of the Pro Teatro Cubano

Date
1985-07-28
Description
One reel to reel.Songs by performers with Miami's Pro Teatro Cubano which present bufo theater productions (Cuban vaudeville/satirical comedies). Bufo theater was often performed in Havana before Fidel Castro came to power. Fecundo was the theater's composer, and a musician. For images Pro Teatro Cubano, see S1577, v. 43, S87-1015 - S87-1036. For an interview with Juan Landa, another performer, see S 1576, reel T86-141. 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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Bufo theater performing Juan (Bolito) Landa applying blackfaceBufo theater performing Juan (Bolito) Landa applying blackfaceStill ImageFieldwork
Cosmetics
Blackface entertainers
Minstrel shows
Theatrical makeup
Theater
Comedy
Entertainment
Performing arts
Vaudeville
Actors
Entertainers
Performers
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Folk comic and harmonica player Leroy McDaniel at the Florida Folk FestivalFolk comic and harmonica player Leroy McDaniel at the Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageEntertainers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Harmonicas
Musicians
Performing arts
Musical instruments
Music performance
Comedy
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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_t85-141Juan "Bolito" Landa interview for the Miami-Dade Folklife SurveySoundField recordings
Musical comedy
Blackface entertainers
Performing arts
Theatrical makeup
Drama
Comedy
Vaudeville
Cuban musical theatre
Interviews
Oral histories
Actors
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Lem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk FestivalLem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Oral performance
Performing arts
Tall tales
Storytelling
Speech events
Humor
Anecdotes
Comedy
Jokes
Storytellers
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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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Performers at the Pro Teatro CubanoPerformers at the Pro Teatro CubanoStill ImageFieldwork
Composers
Blackface entertainers
Performing arts
Theatrical makeup
Theater
Comedy
Entertainment
Composer
Actors
Entertainers
Performers
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a_s1576_t85-142Performers of the Pro Teatro CubanoSoundFieldwork
Sound recordings
Blackface entertainers
Performing arts
Theatrical makeup
Theater
Comedy
Entertainment
Interviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Actors
Entertainers
Performers
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