Lewis Archibald interviews Marjoe Gortner, 1972 ; Lewis Archibald interviews Robert Redford, 1972-05, 1974-12
NamesArchibald, Lewis (Interviewer)Gortner, Marjoe (Interviewee)Redford, Robert (Interviewee)
Lewis Archibald collection of recorded interviews
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1972Date Created: 1972-05Date Created: 1974-12
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC 6460--6463
TopicsGortner, MarjoeRedford, RobertEvangelists -- United StatesActors -- United StatesMotion picture actors and actresses -- United States
NotesContent: Interview by Lewis Archibald, most probably conducted for the magazine "Downtown".Content: Title supplied by cataloger from audition of original cassette.Content: Gortner interview ends at 6:47 minutes (Part 1). The remaining part of the Redford interview picks up at this point to the end of the side (Part 1). The end of the Gortner interview continues after the soundtrack to a cartoon (5:30-6:30 minutes), and lasts 6:51-31:09 minutes (Part 2). Parts 3-9, and part 2 (00:00-5:23) contains two interviews with Robert Redford. Sound is at low level througout.Venue: Recorded 1972 (1st interview) 1972 May (2nd interview) 1974 December (3rd interview) New York, N.Y.Additional physical form: Archival original (5 audiocassettes : analog, mono) available on *LTC 6460-6463.Acquisition: Gift; Lewis Archibald; 1996 NN-RHA.Citation/reference: Forms part of Lewis Archibald collection of recorded interviews, *L (Special) 96-05.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 5 audiocassettes (approximately 280 minutes) : analog, mono
DescriptionPart 1 (0:00-6:47 minutes) and Part 2 (6:51-31:09 minutes). Lewis Archibald, a journalist who wrote for the magazine "Downtown," interviews former evangelist preacher and actor Marjoe Gortner, who talks about his childhood and his parents who arranged for him at age four to be ordained as a preacher on the revival circuit, due to his extraordinary speaking ability. They also taught him several money-raising tactics, including the sale of supposedly "holy" articles at revivals. He would promise that such items could be used to heal the sick and dying. He comments about the 1972 American documentary film on the lucrative business of Pentecostal preaching "Marjoe" that follows many episodes from his life as an evangelist, that was recently released, and after which he became a celebrity during the 1970's. (The film won the 1972 Academy Award for Best Documentary Film.). Gortner also discusses the crisis of conscience he suffered as a teenager, as a result of which he decided to give up the revival circuit.
Parts 3-9, and part 2 (00:00-5:23). Lewis Archibald interviews American actor, film director and producer Robert Redford. During two interviews, recorded May 1972 and December 1974, Redford talks about his acting career, and the roles he played in various productions such as the role of the Sundance Kid in the 1969 American western film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman; and the role of Bill McKay in the 1972 American satirical comedy-drama film "The Candidate" directed by Michael Ritchie; the role of Jeremiah Johnson in the 1972 western film "Jeremiah Johnson" directed by Sydney Pollak; and others.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 902860768NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20525584Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8fb6df90-b87e-0133-215c-60f81dd2b63c
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