Babb, Georgia Burkett 1975-06-09

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Georgia Burkett (Mrs. Wayne) Babb and her daughter, Susan Ewald, recall their careers in the Harley Sadler Tent Show and the Wayne Babb Players. They also discuss tent shows in general and Wayne Babb, Georgia Babb’s husband.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Georgia Burkett (Mrs. Wayne) Babb

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Date: June 9, 1975

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Clifford Ashby

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Georgia Babb (speaker), Show business career, Wayne Babb, husband, Madcap Players, Dallas, Texas, Born, Covington, Kentucky, Oldest daughter born, Amarillo, Texas (1941), Madcap Players (again), Tent show in Dallas, Location, Harley Sadler Tent Show, Dancer, Tap dancing, Teaching, Casting, Harley Sadler played drums and trombone, Tent size, Played small towns in Texas, Trailers, Ethan Allen, boss canvasman, Quality of life, Salary, Job responsibilities, Billie Sadler, Harley's wife, Character, Actress, Drinking problem, Gloria Sadler, Harley's daughter, Character, Died in her early 20s, Singer, Harley Sadler Tent Show (again), Voice projection, No microphones, Wayne Babb players, Location, Dallas, Texas, Candy sales, Refreshments, Anecdote, shaving ice in a tornado, Susan Ewald born (1943), Incident, wind blew tent over (1946), Susan Ewald (speaker), Revival of older plays, Rockford, Illinois (1969-75), Present-day shows

Tape 1, Side 2: Wayne Babb (again), Worked in oil industry (1949), Neiman-Marcus salesman, Susan Ewald (again), Not in show business, Wayne Babb (again), Sold candy in tent shows, Toby character, Wayne Babb Players (again), Seating, Audiences, Tent shows vs. theater shows, Various photographs discussed, Connie and June Mundee, jugglers, Car accident, Connie's death, June Mundee's character, Wayne Babb (again), Failure of tent show, Toby character (again), To Hollywood, Made "Gateway to Hollywood" with Linda Darnell and Leah Purea, Dinner theaters, Harley Sadler (again), Character, Tent shows (again), Atmosphere

Range Dates: 1941-1975

Bulk Dates: 1941-1975


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