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Peter Salwen <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 19 Aug 1997 11:21:29 -0400
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At 11:35 AM 8/11/97 -0400, Roger Durrett wrote:

" . . . anyone on the Forum have any tales of Gillette and Clemens,
or of the recordings one or both made?"


In the spring of 1955 I visited the Mark Twain home and museum in
Hannibal, and saw there what I remember as a recording -- a disk,
not a cylinder -- that was described as a recording, made by Edison,
of Twain telling the Jumping Frog story.

I also was told that it was played over the local radio station
once a year.  Unfortunately, when I looked into the matter briefly
a few years ago, I was unable to get confirmation of any of this,
and my impression is that there is no extant recording of Clemens'

Peter Salwen