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Academy award-winning filmmaker Paul Wagner and folklorist Steve Zeitlin produced this 1983 oral history of the old-time traveling medicine show performers, with a recreated medicine show staged in a small North Carolina town.

  • Film by: Paul Wagner, Steven Zeitlin
  • Produced by: Paul Wagner, Steven J. Zeitlin, Barr Weissman
  • Cinematographer: John Hiller
  • Sound: Zack Krieger
  • Editor: Paul Wagner and Barr Weissman
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • © 1983, Paul Wagner and Steven J. Zeitlin
  • 58mins, Color