Hollingsworth, Iris 1982-09-05

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Iris Hollingsworth discusses her work with various tent show companies from 1930 to 1937.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Iris Hollingsworth

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Date: September 5, 1982

Location: Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Interviewer: Clifford Ashby

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Castle Oklahoma (1912), Parents, Clifford E. Anderson, Amanda Carney, Kennedy Sisters Stock Company, Hired as piano player (1930), Restrictions on women, After show skits, Orchestra, Actor illnesses, Plays shown, "The Push", "The Awakening of John Slater", "The Cheating Husbands", "Clouds and Sunshine", Cities played, Rio Grande Valley (1931), Overweight truck, Audience, Shows in Spanish, Poor profits, Truck accident, Iraan, Texas, Oil field audience, West Texas towns played, Married (January 1932).

Tape 1, Side 2: West Texas, Towns played (1932), Cody Thomas, Director, Drinking problem, Opened South Texas (1933), Hila Morgan Show, Specialty acts, L. B. Wesholman Show, "Greed", Hollies Comedians (1934), Harry Morgan, Wink Texas (1932), Living conditions, Hollies Comedians (1934), San Antonio, Tent burned, Junction Texas, Car accident, Movie trailers (1935), Dust Bowl (1935), Kansas, Oklahoma, Grasshoppers (1936).

Tape 2, Side 1: Melroy the Magician (1937).

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1912-1937

Bulk Dates: 1930-1937

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