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[Howard and Fields]; [Frank Howard (John F. Martindale)]; [Kaufman and Kaufman]
[Vaudeville Archive of Blackface Minstrels Howard and Fields and Singing and Talk Act, Kaufman and Kaufman]
[New York, Boston, Chicago, and elsewhere, 1910-1926]. Contracts, Typed Letters Signed, Photographs, Playscripts, etc. Itemized description below. Very good. Small archive documenting two separate vaudeville theatrical acts, blackface minstrels Howard and Fields and the "singing and talk" act, Kaufman and Kaufman. Howard and Fields were noted for their two-man minstrel act-sometimes with a straight man-set in a railroad dining car. As a solo minstrel artist, Frank Howard also performed with the Franklin Brothers. A 1909 article on "The Evolution of Minstrelsy" in The Green Book Album magazine praises Frank Howard's singing, songwriting, and musical composition skills: "And how he could sing!! a regular grand opera tenor was Howard-the best the minstrel stage ever knew. He wrote both words and music for such famous song hits as "When the Robins Nest Again," "Only a Pansy Blossom," "I'll Await My Love"...and others. Howard's songs netted him over two hundred thousand dollars in royalties. It was the writer's privilege recently to hear Howard sing and his remarkable voice seemed as good as ever. He is now rehearsing a new act entitled "The Last Call For Supper" in which he will be assisted by the Franklin Brothers, two likely young chaps whose voices blend beautifully with his own."¹ A 9-page typescript of The Last Call For Supper is included in the archive and mentions the Franklin Brothers. Contents: • Two Real Photo Post Cards advertising "Howard and Fields" and "Howard & Fields in The Rag Time Dining Car." The former card shows Fields in blackface; the latter card … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ian Brabner, Rare Americana, LLC [United States]
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