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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Vaudeville"
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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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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 blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

Date
1981-11-03
Description
Four reel to reels. Interview with singer and pianist Ida Goodson. Born and raised in Pensacola, she toured and recorded with various blues and jazz bands in the late 1920s and 1930s, and later worked for a lumber company for 35 years, while still playing the nightclubs. She converted to Christianity in 1960 and began playing gospel music. In the interview, she discusses her family; her sisters experiences in the music business; learning to play piano; her first song; blues, Dixieland, and jazz music in the 1920s and 1930s; touring Alabama and Georgia in the 1930s; Florida nightclubs; her marriage in 1927; her children's involvement in music; growing up in the Baptist Church and her religious reawakening in the 1960s; recording in New Orleans; games she played as a child; and May Day and Mardi Gras celebrations in Pensacola. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-1, C83-2, C83-3, and C83-4.
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Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

Date
1981-11-26
Description
Three reel to reels. A second interview with singer and pianist Ida Goodson (the first can be found on T82-1 through T82-4). Born and raised in Pensacola, she toured and recorded with various blues and jazz bands in the late 1920s and 1930s, and later worked for a lumber company for 35 years, while still playing the nightclubs. She converted to Christianity in 1960 and began playing gospel music. In the interview, she discusses and demonstrates various music styles (jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime); learning songs; her first blues song (One Finger Blues); performers she knew and played with (Duke Ellington, Charlie Segar, Jimmy Cox, Helen Jackson, Mack Thomas); difference between blues and gospel; and gospel quartets in Pensacola in the 1920s. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-10, C83-11, and C83-12.
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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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Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Date
1987-08-18
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Cooke discusses black entertainment in Florida. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July, Cooke worked as a street performer, a jook joint musician, a nightclub entertainer, and a railway worker. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; Florida minstrel acts such as Florida Blossom, Rabbit Foot, and Silas Green; black vaudeville in Florida; Ringling Brothers circus; segregation in theaters and entertainment; blackface; national entertainers he knew such as Amos and Andy, Step'n Fetchit, and Al Jolson; racism in advertising; and Pullman Porters he knew. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. 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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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.
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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.
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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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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_t82-001Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida GoodsonSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Piano music (Blues)
Personal experience narratives
Jazz music
Family history
Churches
Religious music
Vaudeville
Baptists
Nightclubs
Holidays and festivals
Mardi Gras
Calendar rites
Music business
May Day
Racial segregation
African Americans Segregation
Great Depression
Medicine shows
Gospel music
Gospel (Black)
Religion
Christianity
Singers
Pianists
Women jazz musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1576_t82-012Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida GoodsonSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Piano music (Blues)
Personal experience narratives
Jazz music
Ragtime music
Ragtime songs
Religious music
Vaudeville
Dance music
Nightclubs
Jazz songs
Popular songs
Music business
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Great Depression
Singers
Pianists
Women jazz musicians
Blues singers
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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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a_s1685_05_tape34Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in FloridaSoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Juke joints
Music business
Storytelling
Music performance
Minstrel shows
Trains
Jokes
Blackface entertainers
Entertainers
Florida history
Occupational groups
Television
Theater
Theatrical makeup
Racism
Racial segregation
Advertising
African Americans Segregation
Motion picture theaters
Vaudeville
Musicians
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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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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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