[Roland 4 12:00 / Maceo Anderson]

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0:01 The video opens on Will Clinger preparing questions to interview a Vaudeville performer, Roland. He records questions asking Roland about the big stars that he worked with, about performers that used blackface, about locations he performed in, the money he made, and the types of performances he gave, among other things. Roland sits listening to all of these questions without answering while Clinger works with people behind the camera to develop the questions.

4:30 Roland answers the question, “What killed Vaudeville?”

6:52 Shots of the building’s interior. Audio from Clinger.

7:57 Old photograph stills. Audio of Roland describing what is going on in the photos.

12:00 Cut to the documentary “The Cotton Club,” that follows Duke Ellington and his band in the Cotton Club, music in the depression era, and how race affected the music of this time. This documentary is narrated by Maceo Anderson. Some short breaks in the footage. Mostly footage of performances from different groups.

36:24 Tape ends.



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