Interview with performer Wayne Murray

Date: January 7, 1982

Source: S1576 , T82-22, T82-23, T82-24

Type: Sound

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  • Three reel to reels. Murray, an actor, carnival pitchman, and comic, discusses his career. Topics include jokes; Yiddish theater; acting; medicine shows; traveling theaters; comedians; pitching at carnivals and fairs; performing on the radio; moving to Florida in 1969; the differences between vaudeville and burlesque; and learning the craft. Provides several examples of his material. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-13, C83-14, and C83-15; as well as tapes 16 and 17 in box 40 of series 1576.

    Material used for a public radio on traveling entertainment, a copy of which can be found on audiocassette C95-43.  

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