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Title
Arthur Bell interviews Billy Curtis, 1972-04-23
Additional title: Arthur Bell collection of recorded interviews
Names
Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Interviewer)
Curtis, Billy, 1909-1988 (creator)
Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (interviewer.)
Collection

Arthur Bell Collection of Recorded Interviews, 1970-1980

Dates / Origin
Date Captured: 19720423
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 52777
Shelf locator: *LTC 4513
Topics
Curtis, Billy, 1909-1988 -- Interviews
Curtis, Billy, 1909-1988 -- Friends and associates
Bruce, Lenny
Dwarfs in motion pictures
Actors -- United States -- Interviews
Comedians -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Notes
Interview by Arthur Bell, most probably conducted for his popular column "Bell tells" in the Village Voice, or for his book on the stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce that has never been written or published.
Title supplied by cataloger from information on original cassette.
Streaming files were created in two parts; track IDs have been inserted every five minutes on service compact disc for reference purposes.
Venue: Recorded 1972 April 23 [Los Angeles, Calif.]
Additional physical form: Service compact disc (1 audio disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original, available in *LDC 52777.
Acquisition: Gift; Bell Estate; 1990 NN-RHA.
Forms part of Arthur Bell collection of recorded interviews, 1970-1980, *L (Special) 90-32.
Physical Description
2 streaming audio files (approximately 63 min)
Digital, stereo.
Description
American film and television actor Billy Curtis discusses his long-term career in the entertainment industry, his starring roles such as a Munchkin city father in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). He also talks about show business, and about his meetings with stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce. He also criticizes Bruce's comedic style and his substance abuse that changed his personality.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19949636
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): de9edd00-8a97-0131-a7fa-58d385a7bbd0
Copyright Notice
Patrons can access streaming audio files online only onsite at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Access to original items restricted.
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

  • 19720423: Captured
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Arthur Bell interviews Billy Curtis, 1972-04-23" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/df857310-8a97-0131-04a9-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Arthur Bell interviews Billy Curtis, 1972-04-23" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/df857310-8a97-0131-04a9-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. Arthur Bell interviews Billy Curtis, 1972-04-23 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/df857310-8a97-0131-04a9-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Arthur Bell interviews Billy Curtis, 1972-04-23