Arthur Bell interviews Billy Curtis, 1972-04-23

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Title
Arthur Bell interviews Billy Curtis, 1972-04-23
Names
Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Donor)
Curtis, Billy, 1909-1988 (Interviewee)
Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Interviewer)
Collection

Arthur Bell Collection of Recorded Interviews, 1970-1980

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1972-04-23
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 52777
Shelf locator: *LTC 4513
Topics
Curtis, Billy, 1909-1988
Curtis, Billy, 1909-1988 -- Friends and associates
Bruce, Lenny
Dwarfs (Persons) in motion pictures
Actors -- United States
Comedians -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Biographical/historical: 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.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger from information on original cassette.
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.
Content: Forms part of Arthur Bell collection of recorded interviews, 1970-1980, *L (Special) 90-32.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audio cassette (approximately 63 min.) : analog, 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
Rights Statement
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Arthur Bell interviews Billy Curtis, 1972-04-23