Mundee, June 1975, 1982

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June Mundee recalls the various tent shows that she and her husband appeared in over the years, particularly Harley Sadler, whom she discusses in some detail.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: June Mundee

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 5, 1975; September 25, 1982

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Clifford Ashby

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: June Mundee, Juggler with Harley Sadler Tent Show (1933-1943), Connie Mundee, husband, Juggling career, Harley Sadler’s circus, Connie Mundee, announcer, "Seige of the Alamo," play, Tall Teeters, circus owner, Second circus, Harley Sadler, Character, Generosity, Love for the circus, Harley Sadler Tent Show, Performers, Roy E. Fox family, Wayne Babb, Billie Sadler, Jealousy, Gloria Sadler, Personality, Retirement from show business (1954), Al Pitcaithley, performer, Paul (Thardo) Kalmbacher, actor, Ferd Sadler (Harley’s brother), Clifford Ashby, Tent show project, Joe McKennon, Tent show performers, Satisfaction, Well-known actors, June and Connie Mundee, Lived in Dallas, Texas, Boyle, real name, Harley Sadler Tent Show (again), Mundee’s costumes, Length of shows, Band, Bernie Massengale, Harley’s brother-in-law, Harley Sadler (again), Hit ____ Sullivan, actor.

Tape 1, Side 2: Harley Sadler (continued), Use of profanity, Church membership, Actions when angry, Gil Lamb, performer, Billie Sadler, Drinking problem, Harley Sadler Tent Show (again), Performed for Rotary Clubs and other clubs, Memorial show for Harley Sadler, Abilene, Texas, Jimmy Allerd, Harley Sadler Tent Show (again), Bart Couch, performer, Joe Forbes, violinist, Whitehouse Twins, performers, Farewell tour (1949), Joe McKennon, Tent, One-nighter show, "Seige of the Alamo" (again), Harley Sadler bought circus, Jack Turner and Connie Mundee to Tulsa, Oklahoma, [Comments by Clifford Ashby].

Tape 2, Side 1: Born, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1894, Parents, George and Sarah Marcy, Husband, Juggler, Married, age 21, Fleming Brother’s Minstrel Show, Moved to Texas (1933), Specialty acts, Harley Sadler, Personality, Purchased circus, Shaffner Show, Bisby Show, Juggling act, Rehearsal, Mollie Bailey Circus, Mr. McKenzie.

Tape 2, Side 2: Bisby Show (again)

Range Dates: 1894-1949

Bulk Dates: 1933-1949

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