Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Ph.D. in History

First Advisor

Darren E. Grem

Second Advisor

Rebecca K. Marchiel

Third Advisor

Jarod H. Roll

Relational Format



The social and cultural impact of the first concert movie - The T.A.M.I. Show - manifested in innovations, disruptions, and transformations, not only in the music and movie industries, but society at large, some of which remain today. By recasting live and lively presentations of race, social class, and gender to a broad, predominately white audience on the most prestigious of entertainment platforms, the big screen of movie theaters around the world, The T.A.M.I. Show created sounds and images that complicated traditional white interpretation of Black music and culture, especially in the midst of the social and racial conflict of the 1960's.

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