Dolly Parton talks flush toilets and growing up with 11 siblings

“Blank On Blank” animates rarely-heard interviews with famous figures. Their latest video features Dolly Parton, discussing growing up in poverty with 11 siblings in Tennessee—she didn’t use a flush toilet until she was around eight years old).

Recorded with Lawrence Grobel in 1978 for an issue of Playboy magazine, the audio has never been heard before now.

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With her characteristic sweet, straightforward nature Parton shares stories of taking baths in the river, sleeping four to a bed, and using mercurochrome as lipstick.

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Learn more on the Blank On Blank website.

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