McKennon, Marrion 1974-09-29

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Marion McKennon, wife of tent showman Joe McKennon, recalls her experiences while working for Harley Sadler, as well as the Sadler family’s personal problems. Note: Parts of this tape are difficult to hear.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Marrion McKennon

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 29, 1974

Location: Fletcher, North Carolina

Interviewer: Clifford Ashby

Length: 40 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Harley Sadler, Austin, Texas, Legislature, Attitude toward, Charm, Joe McKennon, Equipment manager, Harley Sadler (again), Collection of actors, Tent show, Money, Gloria Sadler (daughter), Close relationship, Marriage, Abilene, Texas for three years, Billie Sadler (wife of Harley), Attitudes toward, Drinking problems, Joe McKennon (again), Stage manager, Robbery, Sweetwater, Texas, Trouble, Sweetwater, Election in Abilene, Sallie Sadler, Activities.

Tape 1, Side 2: Advertisements, Tent show, Revivals, Harley Sadler (again), Description.

Range Dates: None Given

Bulk Dates: None Given


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