Florida Home: Humorists and Health Evangelists

238859
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette (Duplicate located in S 1576, box 37, tape 21.) Part one of a six-part radio series produced by the Florida Folklife Program and WJCT-FM (Jacksonville) that explored traditional arts and culture in Florida. This episode dealt with medicine shows.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C85-15

Medicine show in Tarpon Springs

234431
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two proof sheets, with 40 black and white images. Images of the Noells performing a medicine show, with students assisting.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-408 - P82-409

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

238274
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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, i...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-85

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

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

239091
Date
1980-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-62

Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 7 of 15)

240885
Date
05/25/1984 - 05/27/1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V84-7

Old-time medicine and minstrel show at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

234726
Date
1984-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three color slides. A re-creation of an old medicine show, complete with mobile stage. Noell resided in Tarpon Springs at time.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-212 - S85-214

Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 8 of 15)

240886
Date
05/25/1984 - 05/27/1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V84-8

Stage for Bob and Mae Noell's Travelling Medicine Show - White Springs, Florida

121284
Date
1983
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS831679

Man and his monkey, which are part of a medicine show, at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

121080
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS82806

Medicine show "Doc" Art Miller standing with his wife - Starke, Florida

115829
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP83190F

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 medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

239025
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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 &amp; C81-80.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-102
Item ID
T81-103
Item ID
T81-104
Item ID
T81-105
Item ID
T81-106
Item ID
T81-107
Item ID
T81-108
Item ID
T81-109

Performance of an old-time medicine show

238884
Date
1982-01-31
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-41
Item ID
T82-40
Item ID
T82-39
Item ID
T82-38

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

238573
Date
1982-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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.<br />
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-52

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 11)

238574
Date
1982-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-53

Florida Home radio series: Showtown USA (Pre-master copy)

238275
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four audio cassettes. AA &quot;pre-master copy&quot; recorded for the radio show documentary series. Includes excerpts of interviews with travelling show performers including Joe McKennon, Ward Hall, Bill Rogers, Mary McClain, and Eric Addams.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-86
Item ID
C83-87
Item ID
C83-88
Item ID
C83-89

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

Son of Bob & Mae Noell performing medicine show rope tricks with Jessica Root at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival.

320900
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8244408

"Doc" McConnell with his Old Time Medicine Show at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109389
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3501

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

239090
Date
1980-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-61

Sunday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reels 6-8)

238578
Date
1982-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reel recordings. Folklorist Bulger served as emcee. Performance of an old fashioned medicine show, including a bird show, clown, Punch and Judy show, a ventriloquist, rope tricks, and blues music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-59
Item ID
T83-60
Item ID
T83-61

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

"Doc" McConnell 's Old Time Medicine Show at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109388
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3500

Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

238863
Date
1981-11-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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 Christianit...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-4
Item ID
T82-3
Item ID
T82-1
Item ID
T82-2

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

Ernest 'Doc' McConnell at the Florida Folk Festival

234500
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two black and white prints. Images of Ernest 'Doc' McConnell performing his Old Time Medicine show at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival. When not performing he worked as a high school custodian.
Type
Still Image

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239053
Date
1978-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. The last part of the reel consists for Saturday day evening performances (see other description in database for details.) Boltin served as emcee. Dinella and Myers were from Tampa. The Bucksnort Band consisted of Lloyd Baldwin (fiddle); Gail Rogers (banjo); Dwight Rogers...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-11

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