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Interview with Tom Brown and his wife about Bobby Clark, 1961-10-09

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Title
Interview with Tom Brown and his wife about Bobby Clark, 1961-10-09
Names
Brown, Tom (Interviewee)
Lipton, Bill, 1926- (Interviewer)
Collection

Collection of audio interviews about Bobby Clark, 1961-1964

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1961-10-09
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *L(Special) 93-36
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 3803
Topics
Clark, Bobby, 1888-1960
Brown, Tom
Actors -- United States
Comedians -- United States
Valets -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Performers: Bill Lipton, interviewer ; Tom Brown, Mrs. Brown, interviewees.
Venue: Recorded at Brown's home in New York City 1961 October 9.
Acquisition: Gift; Bill Lipton, 1984.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 65 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips., two track mono ; 7 in.
Description
Tom Brown, Bobby Clark's veteran valet of many years, and his wife recollect many stories related to Brown's service first for the team Clark and McCullough and then for Clark alone whom he portrays as a kind and considerate man, generous with the needy but modest in his life style. He describes his responsibilities, Clark's hobbies, their working routines, and tours in which he accompanied Clark all over the country. A few memories include unpleasant incidents in the late 30s during their trips to the south that were caused by Brown's race (he refers to himself as a "colored man") and Clark's indignation that ultimately stopped him from performing in the south altogether. The Browns also dwell on depicting Mrs. Clark's superb human qualities, kindness, spirituality and generosity.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147582
RLIN/OCLC: 910118335
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20629834
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03849460-b8c4-0133-7ebc-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1961: Created
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Tom Brown and his wife about Bobby Clark, 1961-10-09" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1961. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/077038a0-b8c4-0133-42af-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Tom Brown and his wife about Bobby Clark, 1961-10-09" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 13, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/077038a0-b8c4-0133-42af-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1961). Interview with Tom Brown and his wife about Bobby Clark, 1961-10-09 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/077038a0-b8c4-0133-42af-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Tom Brown and his wife about Bobby Clark, 1961-10-09