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Irwin Grossman

Irwin Grossman – After JFK’s Assassination

Irwin Grossman received the cold shoulder when he said he was from Dallas after the assassination of JFK. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky – Woody Allen

Stephen Tobolowsky talks about how fickle Hollywood can be and talks about a time Woody Allen wanted him for a movie. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Alvie Bell – Bootlegger

Alvie Bell’s grandfather was a bootlegger CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Herb Weitzman

Herb Weitzman – Motorcade Route

Herb Weitzman was standing along the motorcade route when he learned that President Kennedy had been shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bert Kraft Drums

Bert Kraft – Still Playing Drums

Bert Kraft, a WWII navy war veteran, has an incredible talent. He plays the drums and can even play the evolution of music. CLICK HERE to see his Round Table discussion over WWII.

Pearl Utay Friedman

Pearl Utay Friedman – Grandmother’s Dream

Pearl Utay Friedman talks about how her grandmother had a dream about her future children. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Howard Cohen

Howard Cohen – Ann-Margret Olsson

Howard Cohen went to high school with some famous people, including Ann-Margret Olsson. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Betty Westbrook

Betty Westbrook – Moving to Dallas

  Betty Westbrook remembers her experience moving from a small farm to the big city of Dallas, TX. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bernie Dworkin

Bernie Dworkin – Life as an Auctioneer

  Bernie Dworkin talks about his career as an auctioneer and gives an example of his skills. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Tase Bailey

Tase Bailey – FBI

Tase Bailey was an FBI SWAT Team Leader in Dallas, TX. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ruth & Wally Cowan

Ruth & Wally Cowan – Law School and Finding a Job

  Ruth and Wally Cowan talk about how Wally went to law school and his experiences looking for a job. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Flozelle Norred

Flozelle Norred – Midnight Cowboy

Flozelle Norred’s daughter had a role in the movie Midnight Cowboy. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Max Edward Tonkon

Max Edward Tonkon – Jackie Kennedy’s Hat

Max Tonkon kept a hat just like Jackie Kennedy’s on his credenza. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Stanley Feld

Dr. Stanley Feld – Moon Landing

  Stanley was fascinated to learn about the moon landing. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Ragan – Partying with Frank Sinatra & Moving Nat King Cole

Bill Ragan and his band were invited to a party hosted by Frank Sinatra and witnesses Nat King Cole being moved from a trailer into a pent house. Click Here to see Bill’s full Oral History Click Here to see Bill talk about his band The Tri Lads

Clarice Post

Clarice Post – University Tuition

  Clarice Post went to Columbia University in 1949 with very different tuition rates. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Charlene Mallory Turner – One Woman School House

Cherlene Shares what life was like when your mother owned a one woman school house in the 1930’s. Click HERE to watch Cherlene’s full Oral History Click HERE to watch Charlene’s Featured Short about what happened when she was forced to view hanging bodies in her town.

Carol Lewis

Carol Lewis – School Bus

  Carol Lewis learned about life on the school bus. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jeffrey Leynor – Reminiscing Working with Clive Davis and Stanky Brown

  Jeffrey Leynor shares with us what working with his band, The Stanky Brown Group, and with their signer, Clive Davis, was like. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Esther Bramnick

Esther Bramnick – Marina Oswald

Esther talks about how she waited on Marina Oswald at the Nieman Marcus department store. She also talks about the Cuban Missile Crisis. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History