The Pasco County Fair

235774
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirteen color slides. Images of carnival games, barkers, commercial art associated with rides and shows, and Dr. Ed Flemming.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S78-589 - S78-598

Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

239027
Date
1981-10-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Copied onto reel-to-reels T81-115, T81-116, and T81-117. Some material from the interview was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the radio programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-88
Item ID
C81-87
Item ID
C81-86

Interview with circus worker Ward Hall

238869
Date
1982-01-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Also copied on C95-46, as well as C83-16) Ward, a carnival pitchman, and circus worker, discusses his career. Topics include pitching; carnivals; circuses; selling techniques; and performing in circuses. The material was featured in two episodes for the public radio program, Flor...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-25

Medicine show performer Bunny Bartok interview

239026
Date
1981-10-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Bartok's father and grandfather were traveling medicine pitchmen. She described traveling medicine shows; types of pitches and performances in medicine; wintering in Florida; her family history including their emigration from Hungary. Some material from the interview was used for the public radio pr...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-85a
Item ID
C81-84
Item ID
C81-83
Item ID
C81-82
Item ID
C81-81

Interview with Joe McKennon

238870
Date
1982-01-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven reel to reels. McKennon, a life-long circus worker, discusses his career. Topics include leaving Texas for the circus as teen; types of shows; circus traveling and transportation; tents used; differences between carnivals and circuses; history of John Ringling; the types of circuses in the 19...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-29
Item ID
T82-30
Item ID
T82-31
Item ID
T82-32
Item ID
T82-28
Item ID
T82-27
Item ID
T82-26

Interview with performer Wayne Murray

238868
Date
1982-01-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
<p>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 vau...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-24
Item ID
T82-23
Item ID
T82-22

Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

239135
Date
1981-11-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
T81-120: Miller discusses different types of handbills, fliers, and posters and talks about the techniques required to post them. He also discusses performing his shows during the World War Two era and relates how communists and others gave him trouble; tells a story about Rough and Ready, a town i...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-94*
Item ID
C81-92*
Item ID
C81-93*
Item ID
C81-91*
Item ID
T81-123
Item ID
T81-122
Item ID
T81-121
Item ID
T81-120

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