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  • Louise…Falling in Love

    By Ellie Kahn, Oral Historian

    December 3, 2014 | 2:33 pm

     
     
     
     
    Louise Polansky was 98 when she passed away a few days ago, on November 30. I interviewed Louise a few months earlier, and it was a joy to spend the day with her, listening to stories and memories about her life experiences, which covered almost a century.  This is a short excerpt from the interviews, in which Louise describes meeting her husband, Symon, and falling in love with him.
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Hungarian childhood memories

    By Ellie Kahn, Oral Historian

    November 17, 2014 | 4:05 pm

    Elsie Schwartz was 88 years old when I interviewed her to record her life memories and stories.  When we finished, she said, "My story wouldn't be complete if I didn't tell you how lucky I am to have a family who loves me and shows it.  The world is a very different place from the...

  • Anticipating Orphanhood

    By Ellie Kahn

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Over coffee at Panera, my friend Ellen and I discussed our children's school, her career options and my recent dating adventures. And we laughed about the policeman who didn't give Ellen a ticket because he liked her "Beat Bush" sticker. We laughed a lot, as we usually do.

    Then we...

  • Golden-Aged Tell-All

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The scene: Avenue of the Stars, Century City.

    The characters: A few older men in a Park Hyatt suite.

    The action: They kibbitz

    Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is here from Atlanta to interview Golden Age Hollywood figures for an oral history, the Turner Classic Movies Archive Project....

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