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Oral History Project. By Andrew Fisher. My Grandma. Born August 21, 1931 Youngest of 5, born to immigrant parents. Father was a barber Married Daniel Gonella at 27. Sound Recording. Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Dorris Day, Perri Como

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Oral history project

Oral History Project

By Andrew Fisher


My grandma

My Grandma

  • Born August 21, 1931

  • Youngest of 5, born to immigrant parents.

  • Father was a barber

  • Married Daniel Gonella at 27


Sound recording

Sound Recording

  • Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Dorris Day, Perri Como

  • First record player had to be wound until moderized

  • Limitations on when she was allowed to listen

  • Learned new music from school dances, radio and older siblings.


Frank sinatra

Frank Sinatra


Radio

Radio

  • “I remember sitting in the front room with my sister listening to the radio. We would would cuddle together and listen to it with our family.”

  • “The Shadow” was her favorite show

  • Jack Benny and Rice a Roni

  • Static and Clarity

    FDR Speech


Television cable

Television/Cable

  • Great-Grandfather bought a TV early for his family

  • Her family was glued to the TV

  • Like the radio, static and clarity is questionable. Had to use bunny ears

  • Life change, was always in the living room

  • Common commercials were Rice a Roni, Halo Shampoo and Chesterfield Cigarettes.

  • Switched to cable (prisim) for better reception and larger selection of programs


Television cable1

Television/Cable

Chesterfield Cigarette Commercial


Movies

Movies

  • Tickets much more affordable then

  • Loved Shirley Temple movies

  • Saw Gone With the Wind in theatres, dressed to kill

  • Was influenced by Godzilla and the Godfather


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