Stuart, Lee 1984-03-13

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Lee Stuart, former tent show performer, discusses various aspects of that profession, including actors and stock companies.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lee Stuart

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 13, 1984

Location: Houston, Texas

Interviewer: Clifford Ashby

Length: 45 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Lee Stuart, Born: Ozona, Arkansas, Shirley Stuart, father, Mamie Stuart, mother, Family history, Interest in show business, Tom Brown Henry, Character actor, Saddle Tramp, Stuart (again), Training, Fellow performers, Charlie Bronson, Professional career, Fiddle player, _Life_ Magazine, Harry Brown’s Comedians, Circle stock, Vaudeville, Little Oscar’s Show, Stuart (again), Marriage, Traveling, Burlesque, T. C. Jacob’s Medicine Show, Cast, Prizes, Anecdote: Loading a sponge with shampoo, Blackface comedies, Burlesque (again), Plunkett show, Cast, Tent’s capacity, Plays performed, Little Oscar’s (again), Circle stock (again), Scenery, Champ business.

Tape 1, Side 2: Scenery (again), Various acts, Actors, Anecdote: Windstorm flattening tent, Bond formed between cast members, Burlesque houses, Red Skelton, Stanley’s Rep Show, Bridges Stock Company.

Range Dates: Early 1950s-1984

Bulk Dates: Early 1950s


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