Friday, April 27, 2012

David Arquette at the WHCAD Weekend

"In 1959, Arquette accepted Jack 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."
In town for The White House Correspondents' Association weekend with The Creative Coalition, David Arquette spoke to us about his famous lineage and the troubling aspects of arts cuts in Congressional Budgets.