60 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Entertainers"
Tony and Chris, the Wonder Monkey

Tony and Chris, the Wonder Monkey

Date
1967
Description
Two black and white prints. One publicity image of Tony (real name -- Ray Beebe) and Chris, the Wonder Monkey. This was a show featuring a monkey named Chris dressed in various costumes and playing musical instruments. Also one image of them at the 1967 Folk Festival. Also included is a Tony and Chris brochure and a postcard. Based out of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
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William (Washboard Bill) Cooke talking to students in Lake Park

William (Washboard Bill) Cooke talking to students in Lake Park

Date
1988-02-04
Description
Four color slides. Cooke, born July 4 1905 near St. Augustine, spent much of his life performing: in jook joints, on the street, on trains, and later in some of the top clubs of South Florida. In these images, he talks with elementary students about his career and music. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Gamble Rogers performing at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival

Gamble Rogers performing at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1981-05
Description
Eleven color slides.
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Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Date
1980-05-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
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Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

Date
1980-05-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
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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.
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Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Date
1984-09-13
Description
Two audio cassettes. Born in Deer Park, Florida, in a turpentine camp in 1918, Buggs learned blues from her uncle Blind Blake and blues records. She discusses learning the blues; life at a turpentine camp; juke joints; jokes from the time; various blues singers: W.C. Handy, Blind Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Billie Holiday, and Bessie Smith; blues clubs in Jacksonville; performing in New York City and across Europe; meaning of the blues; various blues styles; reactions to the blues across the world; and performers she met. She also sings several blues songs throughout the interview. A second interview held a couple of months can be found on C86-182. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Date
1984-11-08
Description
One audio cassette. Born in Deer Park, Florida, in a turpentine camp in 1918, Buggs learned blues from her uncle Blind Blake and blues records. Much of this interview is a repeat of an earlier one (see C86-180/181), also by David Taylor. Here in addition to her early life and career, Buggs discusses her father's work turpentining and bootlegging; fellow blues performers; learning drums and playing at clubs and strip joints; teaching strippers to dance; performing with Josephine Baker; risqué songs; working with comedians like Nipsy Russell and Red Foxx; minstrel shows; Jacksonville blues clubs; and audiences in Europe. Again, she sings many songs from her repertoire. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Interview with circus performer Bill Rodgers

Interview with circus performer Bill Rodgers

Date
1982-01-06
Description
Two reel to reels. Rodgers discusses his life in the circus. Topics include clowns; training for the circus; traveling; ring masters; and training birds. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-27 & C83-28. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the programs can be found  on C85-14.
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Interview with circus performer Erik Adams

Interview with circus performer Erik Adams

Date
1982-01-06
Description
One reel to reel. Adams was an animal trainer and circus performer. In the interview, he discusses training dogs and chimpanzees; the differences between carnivals and circuses; types of circus performers; and life in the traveling circus. Copied onto audiocassette C83-26. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Tony and Chris, the Wonder MonkeyTony and Chris, the Wonder MonkeyStill ImageEntertainers
Performing arts
Folk festivals
Costumes
Monkeys
Performances
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William (Washboard Bill) Cooke talking to students in Lake ParkWilliam (Washboard Bill) Cooke talking to students in Lake ParkStill ImageEntertainers
Singers
Musicians
Fieldwork
Classrooms
Education
Teaching of folklore
Elementary schools
Schools
Students
Children
Street vendors
Local history
Demonstrations
African Americans
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
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Gamble Rogers performing at the 1981 Florida Folk FestivalGamble Rogers performing at the 1981 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFestivals
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Music performance
Guitarists
Storytelling
Singing
Performers
Entertainers
Folk singers
Singers
Storytellers
Guitarist
Musicians
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a_s1576_t80-061Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Arts, Ukrainian
Medicine shows
Storytelling
Seminole Indians
Family history
Tales
Blues (Music)
Ukrainian Americans
African Americans
Diddly bow
Jokes
Singers
Dancers
Entertainers
Performers
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t80-062Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Medicine shows
Storytelling
Stringband music
Sketches
Dance music
Supernatural legends
Jokes
Limericks
Dancers
Performers
Entertainers
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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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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a_s1576_22_c86-180Interview with blues singer Marie BuggsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Music business
Music performance
Performing arts
Turpentine industry and trade
Singing
Juke joints
Jokes
Songs
Gospel songs
Blues singers
Entertainers
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a_s1576_22_c86-182Interview with blues singer Marie BuggsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Music business
Music performance
Performing arts
Turpentine industry and trade
Singing
Juke joints
Jokes
Songs
Gospel songs
Popular songs
Music industry
Nightclubs
Blues singers
Entertainers
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a_s1576_t82-036Interview with circus performer Bill RodgersSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Animal training
Birds
Performing arts
Clowns
Circus
Carnivals
Entertainers
Animal trainers
Circus performers
Circus workers
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a_s1576_t82-035Interview with circus performer Erik AdamsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Animal training
Apes
Performing arts
Chimpanzees
Circus
Carnivals
Dogs
Traveling theater
Dog trainers
Entertainers
Animal trainers
Circus performers
Circus workers
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