THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY CLIFF ARQUETTE..
CHARLEY WEAVER'S LETTERS FROM MAMA( CORAL CRL 57458)RECORDED LIVE ON THE STEVE ALLEN TV SHOW. PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY CLIFF ARQUETTE. LP HAS BB HOLE IN UPPER LEFT CORNER. TRACKS: MAMA'S SURFBOARD, ELSIE KRAK JOINS THE LONLELY HEARTS, GRANDPA OGG;S HAIR RESTORER, DINING WITH WALLACE SWINE, GOMAR COOL AND HIS BBQ, BERTIE ROD AND LEONARD BOX ELOPE, LONG HAIRED PAPA, LEONARD BO TELLS ALL. CONDITION OF THE VINYL,COVER, AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG.
In 1959, Arquette accepted Paar's invitation to perform on Paar's NBC Tonight Show. Arquette depicted the character of "Charley Weaver, the wild old man from Mount Idy." He would bring along, and read, a letter from his "Mamma" back home. This characterization proved so popular that Arquette almost never again appeared in public as himself, but nearly always as "Charley Weaver", complete with his squashed hat, little round glasses, rumpled shirt, broad tie, baggy pants and suspenders.
Although a good amount of Arquette's jokes appear 'dated' now (and, arguably, even back then), he could still often convulse Paar and the audience into helpless laughter by way of his timing and use of double meanings in describing the misadventures of his fictional family and townspeople.