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by Brooks McNamara


This is a long gone institution which did not have its beginning in American, as we find that there are vestiges even during medieval times, but America most certainly took the concept of selling while entertaining to new heights and refinement. This work traces the evolution of the medicine show up through the mid 1950s where it was more or less replaced by radio and .

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Brooks Barry McNamara (1937–2009) was an American theater historian . Step right up. Garden City, .

McNamara was born in Peoria, Illinois In later life, McNamara was diagnosed with sporadic cerebellar ataxia Books. The New York Concert Saloon: the Devil's Own Nights. Theatres, Spaces, Environments: Eighteen Projects.

Here is the fascinating though ofttimes shady history of the medicine show, an American show-business institution that dispensed hoopla and nostrums to a credulous clientele

Here is the fascinating though ofttimes shady history of the medicine show, an American show-business institution that dispensed hoopla and nostrums to a credulous clientele. When medicine shows died out, the nation lost one of its most rollicking entertainments. Great reference book. Published by Thriftbooks. seems like our politicians of today now have some resource to find old family members history.

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The immensely entertaining history of the rise and fall of an American institution, the medicine show

Step Right Up (Performance Studies) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0878058327

ISBN: 087805832X

Author: Brooks McNamara

Category: Entertainment

Subcategory: Television

Language: English

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi; Revised ed. edition (February 1, 1996)

Pages: 272 pages

ePUB size: 1274 kb

FB2 size: 1498 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 585

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Macage
Any fan of tent rep theatre or medicine shows will find this a great read by the late Mr. McNamara. Fortunately, I got my copy autographed.
Macage
Any fan of tent rep theatre or medicine shows will find this a great read by the late Mr. McNamara. Fortunately, I got my copy autographed.
MilsoN
A great book for those interested in history of any sort. This one is about the early drummers/salesmen and their ways of hawking their wares. Contains reprints of old posters. Wonderful to own for one's library.
MilsoN
A great book for those interested in history of any sort. This one is about the early drummers/salesmen and their ways of hawking their wares. Contains reprints of old posters. Wonderful to own for one's library.
Moonworm
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Moonworm
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Fearlessrunner
I got three fourths of the way through this book. I decided at this point that I would learn little more than I already had so put it away.
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Fearlessrunner
I got three fourths of the way through this book. I decided at this point that I would learn little more than I already had so put it away.
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Billy Granson
VERY NICELY DONE....SEEMS LIKE OUR POLITICIANS OF TODAY NOW HAVE SOME RESOURCE TO FIND OLD FAMILY MEMBERS HISTORY.LOLOLOL
Billy Granson
VERY NICELY DONE....SEEMS LIKE OUR POLITICIANS OF TODAY NOW HAVE SOME RESOURCE TO FIND OLD FAMILY MEMBERS HISTORY.LOLOLOL
Tygolar
Anyone interested in the little by-ways and asides of American history will most certainly enjoy this work and come away from it not only entertained and enlightened, but also in a rather pensive state of mind when our current condition is considered.

Brooks McNamara has given us a well written, well researched and most certainly a magnificently illustrated history of the American Medicine Show. This is a long gone institution which did not have its beginning in American, as we find that there are vestiges even during medieval times, but America most certainly took the concept of selling while entertaining to new heights and refinement.

Medicine shows were a form on entertainment but entertainment for a specific purpose...to sell something, normally medicine or cures. Quackery was blatant and claims for various products outrageous. Of course this selling of medical products and fraudulent claims of their effectiveness went far beyond the traveling medicine show and was quite prevalent in print in many forms.

The author is quick to point out that many of the techniques of selling have been handed down and have evolved into what is now our current stated of advertizing. This work traces the evolution of the medicine show up through the mid 1950s where it was more or less replaced by radio and T.V.

In many ways we as a nation lost some of our flair and color with the passing of these traveling extravaganzas but of course we can see sort of the same thing on our nightly televisions and see it in grand form during events like the Super Bowl.

This work is beautifully illustrated with reproductions of old prints, billboards, illustrations and photographs. Some of these are in color and some in black and white.

I will warn the reader that some of the subject matter here is not politically correct; not the author's work, but rather the subject matter he is working with. The chapters covering the "Indian Medicine Show," and the "black face," routines take us back to the days when racism was not only common, but considered completely acceptable in the mainstream world.

The author as faithfully recorded the "pitch" as far as the dialog of many of these show which is fascinating reading within itself.

When reading this work it is quite easy to snicker to yourself and note the gullibility of our ancestors in general, and the stupidity of some specifically. But before we do this we need to take pause and think. Have things changes all that much? Have we, the people, changed all that much?

Think about it.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks
Tygolar
Anyone interested in the little by-ways and asides of American history will most certainly enjoy this work and come away from it not only entertained and enlightened, but also in a rather pensive state of mind when our current condition is considered.

Brooks McNamara has given us a well written, well researched and most certainly a magnificently illustrated history of the American Medicine Show. This is a long gone institution which did not have its beginning in American, as we find that there are vestiges even during medieval times, but America most certainly took the concept of selling while entertaining to new heights and refinement.

Medicine shows were a form on entertainment but entertainment for a specific purpose...to sell something, normally medicine or cures. Quackery was blatant and claims for various products outrageous. Of course this selling of medical products and fraudulent claims of their effectiveness went far beyond the traveling medicine show and was quite prevalent in print in many forms.

The author is quick to point out that many of the techniques of selling have been handed down and have evolved into what is now our current stated of advertizing. This work traces the evolution of the medicine show up through the mid 1950s where it was more or less replaced by radio and T.V.

In many ways we as a nation lost some of our flair and color with the passing of these traveling extravaganzas but of course we can see sort of the same thing on our nightly televisions and see it in grand form during events like the Super Bowl.

This work is beautifully illustrated with reproductions of old prints, billboards, illustrations and photographs. Some of these are in color and some in black and white.

I will warn the reader that some of the subject matter here is not politically correct; not the author's work, but rather the subject matter he is working with. The chapters covering the "Indian Medicine Show," and the "black face," routines take us back to the days when racism was not only common, but considered completely acceptable in the mainstream world.

The author as faithfully recorded the "pitch" as far as the dialog of many of these show which is fascinating reading within itself.

When reading this work it is quite easy to snicker to yourself and note the gullibility of our ancestors in general, and the stupidity of some specifically. But before we do this we need to take pause and think. Have things changes all that much? Have we, the people, changed all that much?

Think about it.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks