Pitcaithley, Mr and Mrs Al

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The Pitcaithleys discuss their lives in show business and the Harley Sadler tent shows.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Al Pitcaithley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 19, 1974

Location: Carlsbad, New Mexico

Interviewer: None Given

Length: 45 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Birth announcement, Dwight T. Pitcaithley, Birth announcement, Sandy Pitcaithley, Brunk’s Comedians, To New Mexico (1922), Featured Harley Sadler, Harley Sadler, Sadler show started (1923), In Carlsbad, New Mexico, Show band, Outdoor performances, Reviews of Sadler show in Carlsbad, A. C. Hefner’s Comedians, Association with Sadler show, George Eels, Show business writer, Interest in repertory shows, Mrs. Pitcaithley, Theater background, Mother, Childhood, Education, Teaching career, Al Pitcaithley, Performing in "Harvey", Mrs. Pitcaithley, Early theater experiences, Taught by parents, Amount of time spent working on shows, Problems caused by alcohol, Neil Schaffner’s show, "Toby" comedian.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920-1950

Bulk Dates: 1920-1950


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