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Interview with Allen Case about Bobby Clark, 1961-09-07

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Title
Interview with Allen Case about Bobby Clark, 1961-09-07
Names
Case, Allen (Interviewee)
Lipton, Bill, 1926- (Interviewer)
Collection

Collection of audio interviews about Bobby Clark, 1961-1964

Dates / Origin
Date Captured: 1961-09-07
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *L(Special) 93-36
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 3807
Topics
Clark, Bobby, 1888-1960
Case, Allen
Actors -- United States
Comedians -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Venue: Recorded at Manger Windsor Hotel in New York City 1961 September 7.
Acquisition: Gift; Bill Lipton, 1984.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 70 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips., two track mono ; 7 in.
Description
Allen Case, a young actor who performed with Bobby Clark, who came out of retirement to tour with "Damn Yankees" in 1956-1958, remembers many details about his older colleague with whom he spent quite some time on a regular basis. Case describes Clark's habits, peculiarities, and qualities that included his talent to invent props and gimmicks; frugality in personal expenses and financial support of charities and people in need; his daily detailed accounts of all his expenditures that he wrote down in a special diary and kept for years; his tools and shoes fetishes (he had with him 3 trunks at any time: one containing shoes, and another, tools); his genuine interest in everything unknown to him; the meticulous care he took mending his clothes and other personal belongings; and recalls some details and experiences from their tour and from Clark's stories. The last 3 minutes is a chat between Case and Lipton not related to Clark.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147582
RLIN/OCLC: 910515915
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20633787
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 85a57870-b8c4-0133-8980-60f81dd2b63c
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: Captured
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Allen Case about Bobby Clark, 1961-09-07" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89816960-b8c4-0133-1bc6-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Allen Case about Bobby Clark, 1961-09-07" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 3, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89816960-b8c4-0133-1bc6-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. Interview with Allen Case about Bobby Clark, 1961-09-07 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89816960-b8c4-0133-1bc6-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Allen Case about Bobby Clark, 1961-09-07