Documenting the American South


Going to the Show

Bijou - Ad - racially segregated balcony

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Title Bijou - Ad - racially segregated balcony
Date 9/3/1948
Item Type Newspaper (advertisement)
Publication Wilmington Star
Description Ad for Glen Thompson and his Dixie Playboys stage show at the Bijou.
Notes Thompson was a country music performer on WBBB in Burlington who achieved considerable success in the post-war period. He toured movie theaters in the winter and did tent shows in the summer. See Bob Carlin, "String Bands in the N.C. Piedmont" (MacFarland, 2004). This ad shows symbiosis between movie theaters and local/regional musical talent in the post-war period along with relationship with radio.
Associated Venues Bijou
Associated Persons
Associated Organizations
Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library