in City of Bridgeport - early 20th Century

from Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott, page 45:

Late in 1903 he [Ernest Hogan] produced and starred with his wife Mattie Wilkes in The Missionary Man, a "satirical exaggeration, in one act", which successfully toured a mainstream New England vaudeville circuit and received this review:

"Ernest Hogan, the 'Unbleached American'. made the greatest hit on the bill [...] When he got to singing the audience repeatedly recalled him and would not allow him to stop. When he invited the audience to join in a whistling chorus the gallery nearly blew the roof off [...]

cite as

Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff (ed.), Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott (Jackson, 2007), p. 45. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447092870764 accessed: 16 May, 2022

location of experience: City of Bridgeport

Listening to

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minstrel songs
written by Ernest Hogan
performed by Mattie Wilkes, Ernest Hogan

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:14:30 +0000
Approved on Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:03:02 +0000