Trouping Through Texas Harley Sadler and His Tent Show, 1982 Clifford Ashby and Suzanne May
Trouping through Texas with Harley Saddler and His Tent Show, 1982 by Clifford Ashby and Suzanne May combines Tent shows in Texas with Religion and local entertainment. At least 40 excellent photos and illustrations!
Calling all Texans!
This paperback book tells the story (mostly hilarious but eventually sad against the competition in the 30s of expensive shows with "sophistication") of a Texas entertainment "hero" and his friends during those decades in early 20th century America when rural southwest preachers and actors did not usually tolerate each other. But "old Harley" was special. Preachers frequently moved their Wednesday night programs to an earlier hour when Harvey Sadler was in town, and many thought him "as near a certifiable saint as ever emerged from the Baptist Church."
Sadler's story as told here will lighten your spirits. The old photos will brighten your day! Enjoy the historical traditions when religion and entertainment worked together to help mankind.
With 187 pages and measuring 6 inches by 9 inches by 1/2 inch, Trouping Through Texas is in very good condition, a paperback clean and without marks or tears. A well kept review copy.