Collection American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

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  • Page 1 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    Page 1 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    • Contributor: Cacciola, Vito - Lovett, Merton R.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1939-03-24
  • Page 2 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    Page 2 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    • Contributor: Cacciola, Vito - Lovett, Merton R.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1939-03-24
  • Page 3 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    Page 3 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    Interview with Vito Cacciola by Merton R. Lovett . . . . (from memory) "Here coma de boy with theatre advertisement. "Hello, precious. I puta de signs in my window. Has you de passes? Thanka you kindly. "I rejoica, Mr. Lovett. Now I cana go to de show. In de movie I am a relax-ed. It is de mosta valuable rest. "Thats a right. ...

    • Contributor: Cacciola, Vito - Lovett, Merton R.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1939-03-24
  • Page 4 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    Page 4 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    2 "It was story of de war. De English aviators they is nota so skillful and fierca as de Germans. Those murderers killa de English boys mosta every time. "Sure, they wasa brave, but they hava no practice at de war. It was terrible crime. Without experience they die lika flies. "My niece, she maka many exact prophecies. One time she was crya. I ...

    • Contributor: Cacciola, Vito - Lovett, Merton R.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1939-03-24
  • Page 5 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    Page 5 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    3 "Yes, believe you me, I wasa glad to be wak-ed up. My niece, she hada pinched my arm. She saya, with whisper, 'Wake up, Uncle Vito! Wake up! De peoples looka at you. You groana like you was sicka.' "Sure it was to me de great debarrasament. During de second picture, I keepa de eyes open, but with effort. I was mucha weary. ...

    • Contributor: Cacciola, Vito - Lovett, Merton R.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1939-03-24
  • Page 6 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    Page 6 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    4 responsibility. One night he preacha from stage. He praisa me. He says, 'I wish in other cities, they was men so smarta, intelligent and with so much honesty as Vito Cacciola.' "Withouta me de success of de opera would be lacking. When de business isa good, they does not even aska me to maka accounting. "Oh! De show is mosta wonderful. These peoples ...

    • Contributor: Cacciola, Vito - Lovett, Merton R.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1939-03-24
  • Page 7 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    Page 7 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    5 "Not all Italians hava great love for music. Many has. Some isa ignorant. Same is so busy with maka money and sin, that they forgeta the power of music to feeda their hearts. "Every month I bringa joy to some peoples who has not de price. I buys myself four or five tickets and giva them to the orphans and de widow. "Woulda ...

    • Contributor: Cacciola, Vito - Lovett, Merton R.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1939-03-24
  • Page 8 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    Page 8 of [Interview with Vito Cacciola #35]

    6 "No, I will trusta you neither. You was de traitor by me. I do not wanta your business. You paya now for de shoes or I keepa them. "You seea, Mr. Lovett. I will not for long let someone cheata me. I is not de friend to peoples which handa to me de double cross. . . . . . . "I would ...

    • Contributor: Cacciola, Vito - Lovett, Merton R.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1939-03-24