H. V. Messetti's Little Eva's Temptation

Department of Special Collections
University of California Library
Davis, California
Subtitled "A Farce Comedy Suggested by Uncle Tom's Cabin," this musical burlesque was written in the late 1920s by Henrique Vivian Messetti. Not much is known about either the performance history of the piece or the man who wrote and starred in it. According to the catalog at the Library at the University of California, Davis, the source for the material in this part of the archive, Messetti was a "member of a vaudeville-circus family active during the 1920's-1940's." In addition to Eva's Temptation, he produced and toured California in shows called "Messetti's Great Road Show" and "Messett's Musical Entertainers." It is not clear what part Messetti took in his version of Uncle Tom's Cabin -- as posters for his "Musical Entertainers" suggest, in some of his shows he apparently performed in blackface and in others as a female impersonator.

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