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Interview with George Shelton about Bobby Clark: Interview with Maurice Barrett about Bobby Clark, 1961-06-06

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Title
Interview with George Shelton about Bobby Clark: Interview with Maurice Barrett about Bobby Clark, 1961-06-06
Additional title: Interview with Maurice Barrett about Bobby Clark
Names
Shelton, George (Interviewee)
Barrett, Maurice, 1874-1963 (Interviewee)
Lipton, Bill, 1926- (Interviewer)
Collection

Collection of audio interviews about Bobby Clark, 1961-1964

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1961-06-06
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *L(Special) 93-36
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 3808
Topics
Clark, Bobby, 1888-1960
Shelton, George -- Interviews
Barrett, Maurice, 1874-1963 -- Interviews
Actors -- United States
Comedians -- United States
Rabbis -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Source note: Title from collection record; credits and date from the original container.
Venue: Recorded at the Lambs Club New York 1961 June 6.
Acquisition: Gift; Bill Lipton, 1984.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 56 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips., two track mono ; 7 in.
Description
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.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147582
RLIN/OCLC: 910632006
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20635364
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b86179d0-b8c4-0133-a52c-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.

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  • 1961: Created
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with George Shelton about Bobby Clark" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1961. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bbcdb190-b8c4-0133-4d3b-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with George Shelton about Bobby Clark" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 2, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bbcdb190-b8c4-0133-4d3b-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1961). Interview with George Shelton about Bobby Clark Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bbcdb190-b8c4-0133-4d3b-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with George Shelton about Bobby Clark