Alfredo Curiel, Moira Loter Curiel, Faye Marie Loter, William Earl Loter, and Terry Loter Parkinson interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-14
The Loter family has been in show business for generations. Siblings, Faye, Terry, and William, born in the 1940s and 50s, shared stories of their childhood and described the various jobs they had in the circus from working in the cookhouse to swallowing fire to working the sideshow. Moira, daughter of Faye, talked about learning to perform and life on the circus. Alfredo, who married into the family, described being an aerialist and what it is like when a performer can no longer perform.
Recorded at home of Moira Curiel Loter, around the kitchen table, Hugo, Oklahoma, June 14, 2011.
The "Big Top" Show Goes On : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/003: 00240) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.
In English and Spanish.