Stories from the 1981 Tennessee State Fair
by Spalding Gray

 

Title

Date


Sept 14th PT- 1

 08-21-2008

Sept 14th PT- 2

 08-25-2008

Sept 14th PT- 3

 09-13-2008

Sept 14th PT- 4

 09-24-2008

Sept 19th PT- 5

 09-27-2008

Sept 20th PT- 6

 10-07-2008

Sept 20th PT- 7

 10-25-2008

Sept 20th PT- 8

 11-09-2008

Sept 21st PT- 9

 12-16-2008

Sept 22nd PT-10

 01-02-2009

Sept 23rd PT- 11

 01-15-2009

Sept 24th PT- 12

 01-29-2009

Sept 25th - The End

 02-03-2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Spalding Gray, performance artist, actor, and writer in his "Stories from the 1981 Tennessee State Fair," written for In Search of the Monkey Girl, traveled with Randal Levenson on his sideshow excursion to Nashville in 1981.  In his alternately comic, bewildered, and appreciative account Gray describes their accommodations in a pickup truck parked between disco-blaring sideshow trailers and their neighbor Priscilla the Monkey Girl and Emmett the Alligator Man.  A natural storyteller, Gray relates the newcomer's view of the fast-paced cacophony of carnival life.

 


Special Thank to Kathleen Russo, the Estate of Spalding Gray and www.spaldinggray.com official website of Spalding Gray

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Cover Photograph by Randal Levenson All rights reserved - Aperture (1982) - First Edition - Quarto

Photograph of Spaldng Gray by Paula Court All rights reserved


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