This week on From the Vault our discussion focuses on author and humorist Mark Twain, thanks to the rediscovery of a long-forgotten recording. In this freshly digitized slice of history, Colin Edwards, one of Pacifica Radio’s most prolific producers from the 1950’s and 1960’s, brings us to Hannibal, Missouri in 1959 for a guided tour of the house where Twain lived and penned some of America’s most important prose .
Then we visit with actor Val Kilmer, who is appearing as Mark Twain onstage in his one man play, Citizen Twain, opening spring 2012 in Los Angeles. From the Vault chief Brian DeShazor and senior producer Mark Torres sat down with Kilmer to talk about Mark Twain and the development of the play, as well as a proposed film project.
From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio listeners.
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