Maureen and Dave Jones from Worcester are worried. The couple, now in their seventies, were to perform "Mamie" in the style of Al Jolson including full black-face make up, for their local amateur dramatic association's talent show. Now, after an intervention by their granddaughter (31) who says their act is inappropriate, they are undecided. "I'll be relieved when we finally decide what to do," said Mr Jones. "Mrs Jones says whatever the outcome, she would like me to wear the make-up round the house, which makes the worry far worse."
Old time entertainers suffer from "pre-minstrel tension"
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