Brunk, Mr and Mrs Henry 1976-01-27

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Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunk discuss their career with tent shows and explain a typical tent show format.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunk

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Date: January 27, 1976

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Henry Brunk, Mercedes Brunk, Influences to enter show business, Music man, First show (1916), Oklahoma, Harley Sadler show, Stock company, Tent shows, Routes, Business, Competition, Reasons for closing, Talent, Recruiting, Format, Seating, Orchestra music, "Toby shows", Other acts, Tents, Construction, Chicken roost, Advertising, Theater work, Rehearsals, New York actors, Performers, Gimmicks, Candy sales, Stuffed bears, "Sun-up show"

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1916-1976

Bulk Dates: 1916-1976

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