Bill Rodgers' circus and costume store

235412
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-20 - S82-26

Bill Rodgers dressed as a pirate at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival

235438
Date
1982-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. For more of Rodgers at the 1982 festival, see S 1577, v. 7.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-864 - S82-867

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

238275
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four audio cassettes. AA "pre-master copy" 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 performer Bill Rodgers

238883
Date
1982-01-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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 ca...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-37
Item ID
T82-36

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

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

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