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Opens with engineer chatter followed by silence.
Judy Vick of the Department of Markets provides market prices for fish.
Interview begins abruptly with Ted Mann speaking. Dustin Hoffman and Ted Mann discusses Hoffman's theater experience, and note that he came to acting by way of playing the piano.
They discuss at length his role in "Waiting for Godot." Hoffman says he doesn't pretend to understand the play. He insists that he is not an intellectual and not very smart. They also discuss "The Dumbwaiter."
Hoffman says he is a great fan of Laurel and Hardy.
Gaile Gary tells Dustin that she hopes he stays in New York a while before Hollywood "snatches" him. Dustin responds that he hopes to, because "those people scare him."
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 48882 Municipal archives id: T1166
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