Exactly a year ago, near the beginning of my "reel to reel catacombs" series, I shared a recording of a radio interview with the owners of The Ponderosa Sun Club Family Nudist Resort, Harvey and Irene Schmitt.
Today, a follow-up. This is a recording of the Ponderosa's sales-pitch-via-play, a somewhat legendary play from the 1930's, titled "Barely Proper". The Ponderosa had been putting on performances of this play, for potential resort members as well as for the curious, at least once a month, since early 1973, and this recording is from July of that year.
Obviously, it loses more than a bit of the impact in being heard and not seen, but it's still worth hearing for the humor of the piece, the audience reaction, as well as the performance style, which is either deliberate stodginess, or amateur incompetence.
The recording starts with a bit of housekeeping and program notes - I believe the speaker to be Harvey Schmitt - and the 45 minute play follows.