Interview with Sydney James Scott, barber
Testing [00:00]; Introduction [00:12]; Start as a barber in Oakland, California [00:25]; Attended Moler Barber College in Oakland in 1934-1936 [00:59]; Apprenticed and purchased barbershop [01:54]; Changes in barbers‚Äô equipment [04:25]; Requirements to become a barber [05:49]; Cost of a haircut and shave during the 1920s-1930s [06:49]; Class preferences for shaves [08:15]; Barber poles and medical services provided by barbers [09:10]; Barbers known as ‚Äòtonsorial artists‚Äô [10:51]; Barber prices and Barbers‚Äô Journal [11:57]; First black female barbers during World War II [13:21]; Golf and bowling as hobbies [14:44]; President of the California Barbers Association [16:38]; Discrimination against African American barbers by local unions [18:00]; Love of music and travel [19:27]; Cutting hair of Paul Robeson, Count Basie, and celebrities staying at the California Hotel [20:15]; Trainee shop for young black barbers [21:20]; Appointment and work on the State Board of Barber Examiners [22:00]; Hairstyles over the years [27:00]
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