Mickel, Jere C 1976-02-10

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In an interview with Bob Nash on KFYO Radio, Jere C. Mickel discusses tent shows, their history and his recent book on the subject.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: jere C. Mickel

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 10, 1976

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Bob Nash

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Footlights on the Prairie, Mickel as a performer, Difficulties, Audiences, Rural Texas, Competition from movies, Beginning of tent shows (1848), Yankee Robinson, Williams family, Advertisements, Tent shows, Toby shows, Fred Wilson, Advertisements (again), Tent shows (again), Toby character, Corny shows, Comedy characters, Sis Hopkins, actress, Aimed at rural audiences, Advertisements (again).

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1848-1976

Bulk Dates: 1909-1930

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