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Interview with George Shelton about Bobby Clark ; Interview with Maurice Barrett about Bobby Clark

Title
Interview with George Shelton about Bobby Clark ; Interview with Maurice Barrett about Bobby Clark, 1961-06-06.
Publication
1961.

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Shelton, George
  • Barrett, Maurice, 1874-1963
  • Lipton, Bill, 1926-
Found In
Collection of audio interviews about Bobby Clark.
Description
2 streaming audio files (approximately 56 min.) : digital, mono.
Alternative Title
  • Interview with Maurice Barrett about Bobby Clark.
  • Collection of audio interviews about Bobby Clark.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Note
  • Title from collection record; credits and date from the original container.
  • Streaming files transferred from original audio reel.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming audio file online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Source (note)
  • Bill Lipton,
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Collection of audio interviews about Bobby Clark, *L(Special) 93-36.
Call Number
*LT-7-A 3808
OCLC
910632006
Title
Interview with George Shelton about Bobby Clark ; Interview with Maurice Barrett about Bobby Clark, 1961-06-06.
Production
1961.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
computer
Type of Carrier
audiotape reel
online resource
Access
Patrons can access streaming audio file online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Performer
Bill Lipton, interviewer ; George Shelton, Maurice Barrett, interviewees.
Event
Recorded at the Lambs Club New York 1961 June 6.
Summary
Two interviews taken on the same date at the same place. 1st interview (25 min.) with George Shelton, a fellow comedian and vaudeville actor, refers to his colleague Bobby Clark with great affection and respect and recounts his first work as a beginning comedian with the team Clark & McCullough in Monkey Shines, a burlesque revue produced by Clark. He stresses the talent of early comedians and Clark's in particular to write their own material unlike the comedians of later years that have writers working for them. Shelton talks about the functions of two organizations that ensured steady employment for burlesque performers and a regular supply of new shows: The Columbia Amusement Company, also called the Columbia Wheel, and American Wheel. The 2nd interview (31 min.) with Maurice Barrett (aged 87 at the time of the interview), a former actor and director on Broadway turned a rabbi at the age of 77, and a resident of the Lambs Club who met Bobby Clark over 42 years ago. With open admiration for Clark, whom he regards as a wonderful actor and a superb human being (Barrett composed and delivered Clark's eulogy) he speaks about traits they had in common (self-education, desire to be in the legitimate theater), Clark's truly charitable nature (he never revealed his acts of philanthropy), and his utmost seriousness, dedication, and respect for his occupation.
Original Version
Archival original format: (1 audiotape reel : analog, 3 3/4 ips., two track mono ; 7 in.) in *LT-7-A 3808.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Collection of audio interviews about Bobby Clark, *L(Special) 93-36.
Source
Gift; Bill Lipton, 1984.
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Added Author
Shelton, George, interviewee.
Barrett, Maurice, 1874-1963, interviewee.
Lipton, Bill, 1926- interviewer.
Lipton, Bill, 1926- donor.
Added Title
Interview with Maurice Barrett about Bobby Clark.
Collection of audio interviews about Bobby Clark.
Found In:
Collection of audio interviews about Bobby Clark.
Research Call Number
*LT-7-A 3808
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