HBO requests Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) footage from his Oneonta childhood

Pee Wee Herman was known as Paul Reubens when he attended Bugbee School in Oneonta. (Vanity Fair).

HBO requests Paul Reubens
(Pee Wee Herman) footage
from his Oneonta childhood

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Via the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, HBO has asked if anyone from Oneonta has footage of Paul Reubens, better known by his stage name of Pee Wee Herman.

Reubens attended Bugbee School in Oneonta and participated in several plays. Producer Brian Becker contacted GOHS and asked them if they could put out a wide net to find someone who had footage of Reubens from his early childhood. According to a Vanity-Fair article, his father Milton owned a Lincoln-Mercury dealership. The Reubens family moved to Sarasota, Florida when Paul was in middle school.

The following is the request from Becker:

Do you have, or know someone who might have, film from Oneonta from the 1950s or 1960s? Brian Becker (beckerfilm1@gmail.com) is working on archival footage for an HBO documentary on Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) and is looking for general film of Oneonta, plus footage of a play titled “The Legend of Lelewala,” which was put on at Bugbee School. If you have any home movies or leads to someone who may have saved footage from all those years ago, please e-mail him at beckerfilm1@gmail.com.


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