San Francisco Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
San Francisco Minstrels Hall

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
12 October 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Jun 1869, Evening
08 Jun 1869, Evening
09 Jun 1869, Evening
10 Jun 1869, Evening
11 Jun 1869, Evening
12 Jun 1869, Evening

Program Details

Tuesday (06/08/69) performance to benefit Bobby Newcomb. Unclear if he actually performed that day or any day this week. Kearns, Sheridan, and Mack performed at the benefit only, the latter two “by kind permission of Tony Pastor, Esq.”

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Troubles at the Metropolitan Hotel

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 June 1869, 7.

“Great success of THE COURT OF JUSTICE. LAST WEEK OF THE SEASON.”

2)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 07 June 1869, 4.

Brief. “‘The Unbleached Blondes’ may be seen every evening, at the Hall of the San Francisco Minstrels.”

3)
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 07 June 1869, 7.
4)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 June 1869, 12.
5)
Announcement: New York Herald, 07 June 1869, 7.

Notes Newcomb benefit.

6)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 12 June 1869, 78.

“The Frisco Minstrels are in the last week of their present season at their hall, 585 Broadway. On June 8th, Bobby Newcomb takes a benefit. Robert is a clever song and dance performer, and as he is quite a favorite at this establishment he will no doubt have a crowded house. One June 1st, for John Runnett’s benefit, the hall was densely crowded, and a great many were unable to obtain standing room.”

7)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 12 June 1869, 79.
8)
Announcement: New York Herald, 12 June 1869.

“This evening the San Francisco Minstrels will ‘close up shop’ for the summer, and at the conclusion of the performance the members of the company will wash the burnt cork from their hands and races and will not besmear themselves again with the villainous ‘stuff’ until next September. In the meanwhile Messrs. Wambold, Bernard and Backus will make a flying visit to Europe for the purpose of studying the peculiar eccentricities of the people in that part of the world.”

9)
Review: New York Clipper, 19 June 1869, 86.

“The San Francisco Minstrels terminated their season on June 12th. On the 8th, for Bobby Newcomb’s benefit, the attendance was quite large, and Robert will clear about $700. The company will be off duty for about ten weeks, when they re-open, with several new faces added to their ranks.”

10)
Announcement: New-York Times, 22 June 1869, 5.

“Messrs. Backus, Wambold and Bernard, and also Miss Kate Newton, will be among the passengers by the Cunard steamer sailing to-morrow.”

11)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 10 July 1869, 110.

“The San Francisco Minstrel Hall, during the vacation, will be freshly painted and carpeted, and re-open the last week in August for the regular season. In addition to the already funny department of the troupe, some first class singers will appear, it being the intention of the management to make a feature of the vocal part of the show.”