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Post by ed » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:18 pm

Interesting piece of Americana.

Came across this piece on the survival of such shows in rural NY into the 1950's
http://www.nyfolklore.org/pubs/voic30-3-4/blkface.html

I actually saw one in NYC in a RC Church basement. Can't recall the date, maybe 1960 or so? But it was blackface, Mr. Interlocutor, players in a semicircle. Bit hazy.

Anyone else see one? I can't find any reference to the one I saw in spite of my daunting Google-fu.
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Re: Minstrel Shows

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:24 pm

Amos and Andy were "blackface" on TV in the 1950s (after a long run on radio).

Didn't last long.
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Re: Minstrel Shows

Post by ed » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:40 pm

Not really.
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Re: Minstrel Shows

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:23 pm

Pathetic.
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Re: Minstrel Shows

Post by ed » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:23 pm

?
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Re: Minstrel Shows

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:34 pm

Well now that Pyrrho has unleashed the 'P' word, it is my duty as a True Skeptic to pile on.

Yes, ed. Pathetic.

No he wasn't addressing me. I may be pathetic in some venues but not this thread.

Find a better (i.e. not pathetic) shtick.
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Re: Minstrel Shows

Post by ed » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:15 pm

shtick?
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Re: Minstrel Shows

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:20 pm

Pathetic. :p
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