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    • KMMJ Radio.  Description

    • RADIO STATIONS NEBRASKA GRAND ISLAND BRUGH SPANGLER ARLINGTON 1911-1969 MARTIN BILL KMMJ RADIO STATION : GRAND ISLAND NEB. KISTER GEORGE TAYLOR ROBERT 1911-1969 SCHNUELLE BOB
    • KMMJ Radio. Description: Left to Right: Bob Schnuelle, Bill Martin, George Kister, Robert Taylor (Arlington Brugh). George Kister was the Program Director of KMMJ. Actor Robert Taylor (or Arlington Brugh, as he was known by then,) was a...
    • Jim Crow

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    • Famous white minstrel T.D. Rice performing as the Jim Crow 'trickster' character ; Thomas Dartmouth Rice was an American performer and playwright who used African-American vernacular speech, song, and dance to become one of the most popular...
    • Jumpin'  Jim Crow

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    • Jumping Jim Crow became a national rage beginning in 1828, when the performer T. D. Rice introduced the dance at Ludlow and Smith's theater in Louisville, Kentucky ; this painting shows Rice on stage in 1833 at the Bowery Theatre in New York in a...
    • Jim Crow

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    • Famous white minstrel T.D. Rice performing as the Jim Crow 'trickster' character ; Thomas Dartmouth Rice was an American performer and playwright who used African-American vernacular speech, song, and dance to become one of the most popular...
    • Jumpin'  Jim Crow

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    • Jumping Jim Crow became a national rage beginning in 1828, when the performer T. D. Rice introduced the dance at Ludlow and Smith's theater in Louisville, Kentucky ; cover to early edition of Jump Jim Crow sheet music ; Rice is pictured in his...
    • Machine for Raising and Lowering Clouds

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    • A preparatory drawing for 'Another Method for Making a Cloud Descend' that was published in chapter 44 of Sabbattini's Pratica di fabricar scene e machine ne'teatri (Ravenna, 1638). A winch with rope attached to a cylinder controlled the lines...
    • Execution of Charles I

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    • Charles I of England was famous for his love of theater and performance. Masques--lengthy performances in which professional actors portrayed chaos while silent noble actors danced to represent the return of order--were a favorite in his court. He...
    • Execution of Charles I

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    • Charles I of England was famous for his love of theater and performance. Masques--lengthy performances in which professional actors portrayed chaos while silent noble actors danced to represent the return of order--were a favorite in his court. He...
    • Bert Williams

    • Ziegfeld follies
    • Williams in rooster costume with top hat, 1910, Ziegfeld Follies. The idea of a black-featured performer amid an otherwise all-white show was a shock in 1910. Williams' initial reception was cool, and several cast members delivered an ultimatum to...
    • Bert Williams

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    • Cabinet card image of American minstrel performer Bert Williams. Bert Williams was one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. He was by far the best-selling black...
    • Jim Crow

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    • Famous white minstrel T.D. Rice performing as the Jim Crow 'trickster' character ; Thomas Dartmouth Rice was an American performer and playwright who used African-American vernacular speech, song, and dance to become one of the most popular...

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