Audio Recording Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-13.

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[ Interview Transcript. ]
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[ Portrait photograph of Gail Bruno. ]
[ Interior of Gail Bruno's home salon. ]
[ Hairdresser Gail Bruno combing a client's hair in her home beauty salon in Troy, New York. Photo by Candacy Taylor. ]
[ Gail Bruno rolling a client's hair. ]

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[ Gail Bruno finishing a client's hair. ]
[ Gail Bruno scheduling an appointment. ]
[ Gail Bruno's appointment book. ]
[ Gail Bruno's pricing sheet for hair services. ]

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Title
Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-13.
Summary
Gail has a home salon in upstate New York. She has been doing hair for over fifty years. She has a bubbly personality and loves to talk. She is still working at almost seventy-years-old. Most of her clients are aged sixty and older. Walking into her salon is like stepping back in time. During this interview, she talks about losing many of her customers to cancer and Alzheimer's and recounts her memories of being involved in hair shows in the 1960s and 1970s.
Contributor Names
Bruno, Gail, 1943- interviewee.
Taylor, Candacy A., Interviewer.
Occupational Folklife Project, sponsor.
Created / Published
2012-08-13
Subject Headings
-  Bruno, Gail,--1943---Interviews
-  Age and employment
-  Blue collar workers
-  Diversity in the workplace
-  Employee ownership
-  Employees--training of
-  Home-based businesses
-  Income
-  Job satisfaction
-  Occupational training
-  Professional associations
-  Self-employed
-  Small business
-  Wages
-  Work and family
-  Work environment
-  Work ethic
-  Beauty culture--United States
-  Beauty shops--United States
-  Hairstyles--Social aspects--United States
-  Beauty operators--United States--Interviews
-  Troy (N.Y.)--event place
Genre
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Digital photographs--Color--2010-2020
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded at the interview's home salon on 16th Street, Troy, New York, August 13, 2012.
-  Hairdresser and Beauty Shop Culture in America : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013 (AFC 2012/035: 00348) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.
-  In English.
Medium
1 sound file (WAV) (1:10:25) : digital, sound.
8 photographs : digital, TIFF, Camera Raw, color.
2 manuscripts : PDF, text files.
Source Collection
Hairdresser and Beauty Shop Culture in America : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013 AFC 2012/035: 00348
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
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Library of Congress Control Number
2017655353
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Description
Gail has a home salon in upstate New York. She has been doing hair for over fifty years. She has a bubbly personality and loves to talk. She is still working at almost seventy-years-old. Most of her clients are aged sixty and older. Walking into her salon is like stepping back in time. During this interview, she talks about losing many of her customers to cancer and Alzheimer's and recounts her memories of being involved in hair shows in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Credit line

Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/062), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Western Folklife Center Occupational Folklore Project: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/064), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

The "Big Top" Show Goes On: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/003), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Working the Port of Houston: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/006), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/034), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Hairdresser and Beauty Shop Culture in America: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/035), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

 

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Bruno, Gail, Interviewee, Candacy A Taylor, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, -08-13. -08-13, 2012. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2017655353/.

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Bruno, G., Taylor, C. A. & Occupational Folklife Project, S. (2012) Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, -08-13. -08-13. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2017655353/.

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Bruno, Gail, Interviewee, Candacy A Taylor, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, -08-13. -08-13, 2012. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017655353/>.