Smith, Byron 1974-07-02

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Byron Smith, West Texas writer and historian, talks about the Harley Sadler tent shows and also the Tate/Lax Medicine Show.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Byron Smith

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 02, 1974

Location: None Given

Interviewer: Suzanne Ricker

Length: 25 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Introduction, Brief background description, Harley Sadler Show, Tour of West Texas, Held shows in tent, Description, Musical instruments used, Harley Sadler, Comedian/singer, Comical songs, Description of costume used during shows, Harley Sadler Shows, Entertainment, Candy sales, Merchandise displayed on stage, Coupons, Candy vendors, Description of candy, Merchandise, Tent sides raised during hot nights, Hired local help, Tate/Lax Show, Medicine Show toured West Texas area, Purpose of shows, Description of medicine show, Products sold, Touring vehicles, Description, Description of stage, Band, Singer—Cliff Brunner, Entertainers.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s-1940s

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1930s


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