Flying Funny: My Life Without a Net by Dudley Riggs was the featured book on this episode of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Performing Arts Archivist Kate Hujda joined host Lisa Von Drasek in sharing insights into the book, Riggs, and Riggs’ papers, which are in the Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives.
Riggs was born into the fourth generation of traveling trapeze artists who also performed in vaudeville. In the book, Riggs shares stories about his early family life in entertainment and how it led to his founding the Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop.
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About Lisa Von Drasek and Kate Hujda
Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Kate Hujda is the Assistant Curator for the Performing Arts Archives and the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
About Read This Book!
Read This Book! is a video podcast produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries. It is available on YouTube and iTunes.[powerpress_playlist type=”audio” channel=”read-audio” height=”200″]