Leavel, Tommye 1974-08-20

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Mrs. Leavell, former performer on the Harley Sadler Tent Show, talks about her life, her husband and the Sadler troupe. An unidentified speaker also participates in the interview.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tommye Leavel

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 20, 1974

Location: Levelland, Texas

Interviewer: Clifford Ashby

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Harley Sadler Tent Show, Marriage (1920), Pete Leavell, husband, Actor on the show, Jobs on the show, Other tent shows, Former tent show performers, Pete Leavell (again), Character actor and trumpet player, Jobs after leaving the Sadler show, Harley Sadler Tent Show (again), Sadler family, Billie Sadler, Harley’s wife, Gloria Sadler, Harley’s daughter, Harley Sadler Tent Show (again), Musicians, Specialty acts, Ethel Snow, leading lady, Popularity, Married life while with show, Harley Sadler, Arthur Bates, Tommye Leavell’s cousin, Mode of transportation, Bernie Massingale, Harley’s brother-in-law, Billie Sadler (again), Courtship, Claude and Sue Kelley, Clifford Ashby, Tent show project, Neil Schaffner Tent Show, Brunk’s Comedians, Clifford Ashby (again), Tent show project (again), Harley Sadler Tent Show (again), Tent, "Toby" costume, Clifford Ashby (again), Materials about Sadler Show, Former tent show performers (again), Paul (Thardo) Kalmbacher, Harve Holland, Marriage (again), Courtship, Clifford Ashby (again), Materials about Sadler Show (again).

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s-1974

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1974

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