Siler, Bob 1974-06-27

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Bob Siler, retired telephone man and former tent show performer, reminisces about his tent show career and Harley Sadler.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bob Siler

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 27, 1974

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Clifford Ashby

Length: 1 hour 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Tent shows, Father, performer, Harley Sadler, Bob Siler Show, Roy Fox Show, Harley Sadler Show, Beaumont, Texas (1934), "The Siege of the Alamo", Dallas, Texas (1936), Phil Isley’s circus, Bob Siler, Texarkana, Texas (1942), Productions, Harley Sadler Show (again), Plays listed, Photographs and articles, Harley Sadler Show, Harley Sadler, Cast members, The Hefner Show (1930s), Photographs and articles (again), Cast members (again), Proscenium (tent stage).

Tape 1, Side 2: Tent shows, Language, Photographs and articles (again), Cast members (again), Tent show (again), Traveling schoolroom, Left show (1942), Photographs and articles (again), Cast members (again), Air Force (1942), Photographs and articles (again), Cast members (again), Tent show (again), Microphones (1938), Cast members (1932).

Tape 2, Side 1: Religion, Siler family, Tent show career (1934-1942), Harry Phelps, Air Force career, Tent show (again), Attitudes about, Cast members (again), Success.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920-1974

Bulk Dates: 1930-1945

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