Brunk, Allie 1978-08-05

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Allie Brunk recalls her involvement with the Glen Brunk Comedians. The end of Side One is distorted and difficult to hear. The beginning of Side Two is very distorted, and most of Side Two is difficult to understand.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Allie (Mrs. Glen) Brunk

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: August 5, 1978

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Jerry Martin

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Allie Brunk [speaker], Marriage to Glen Brunk, Harley Sadler, Location in Wichita, Kansas, Movie with Al Dennes, Marriage (again), California (1922), Touring, Places show played, San Bernadino, California, Information in San Bernadino Sun, Bill Bruno's Bulletin, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Actor's Equity discussed, Jerry Martin [speaker], Excerpt from Dale Kittle's book read, Allie Brunk [speaker], Henry Brunk's association with Hazel Heard Players, Jerry Martin [speaker], Excerpt from Dale Kittle's book read, Allie Brunk [speaker], Harley Sadler managed Brunk's Comedians, Replaced Harley with Henry and Fred Brunk, Harley Sadler bought his own show, Marriage at Elk City, Oklahoma (1919), Communication with Harley Sadler Show, Towns played after California, Altus, Oklahoma, Advance man discussed, Henry learned publicity from Glen Brunk, Publicity discussed, Money spent in towns where show performed, Gimmicks used by Henry Brunk, Tent fire in San Bernadino discussed, Jerry Martin [speaker], henry Brunk burned in fire, Altus, Oklahoma

Tape 1, Side 2: Jerry Martin [speaker] (continued), Henry's logo discussed, Allie Brunk [speaker], Picture shows discussed, Other Brunk shows discussed, Season of 1919 discussed, Henry's work on various shows, Brunk family, Charlie Brunk as advance man, Actors in shows, Quality, "Dynamiters" discussed, Professional etiquette, Attitude about drinking, Vaudeville mentioned, Concessions, Shows today discussed, Jerry Martin [speaker], Shows today (again), Jimmy Davis, Harold Rosier, Michigan, Southwest Missouri State College, Allie Brunk [speaker], Fred Brunk stayed in stock, Conversion to moving show in World War II, Brunk's Comedians (again), Jerry Martin [speaker], Various dates given with Brunk's Comedians, Fred (1929), Glen (1929), Brunk's Comedians (1928, 1929), Allie Brunk [speaker], Fred Brunk (again)

Range Dates: 1919-1978

Bulk Dates: 1919-1930

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