Thelma Toole interviewed by Tom Snyder

As a regular viewer of Tom Synder’s late night interview show ostensibly dealing with less fluffy primetime subject matter (e. g. Johnny Rotten, Lennon, Sterling Hayden, Manson), I recall seeing Thelma being interviewed: at the time it made little impression upon me. Since my interest in “Ken” Toole has been ignited I’ve failed to find a recording of that interview but I did find the transcript in the Toole archives at Tulane. If you want to get a strong sense of what Thelma was like, check out this video. Chris Harris who shot the image below spent a great deal of time with her, taking her shopping, being her on-call photographer and tells me that she was always “on”.