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Oral history interview with Sonia Wolfson, 1990 August 19

Interviewee:
Wolfson, Sonia, 1903-1997  Search this
Wolfson, Sonia, 1903-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Fort, Ilene Susan  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Women art critics -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California, Southern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12404
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214558
AAA_collcode_wolfso90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214558
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Sonia Wolfson

Interviewee:
Wolfson, Sonia, 1903-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Fort, Ilene Susan  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (sound cassettes)
38 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1990 August 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Sonia Wolfson conducted 1990 August 19, by Ilene Fort, for the Archives of American Art.
Wolfson speaks of her childhood in New York; moving to California in the 1980s; writing for California Graphic and Game and Gossip; traveling to view various art collections in San Francisco, Chicago, Cleveland, Toledo, Washington D.C., and Europe; working as a secretary for three days at Columbia Studio; working as a writer and art critic for Stendhal Art Galleries in Los Angeles; taking a job for 20th Century Fox as a unit publicist in 1933 during the Depression. Wolfson discusses several of the actors she worked with, including Jane Withers, Darryl Zanuck, George Arliss, and Winfield Sheehan; she reminisces about writing about the 1925-26 Pan-American Exhibition in Los Angeles.
Biographical / Historical:
Sonia Wolfson (1903-1997) was an art critic from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 9 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Art critics -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Women art critics -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California, Southern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.wolfso90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wolfso90

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