DARE Interview : Hollywood, California; Primary Informant CA185

  • 1970
  • Informant Data:
  • CA185: White; male; age: 71 (old); education: college; community type: urban
  • CA186: White; male; community type: urban
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: CA185 (3:08)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 0158-S1). [Additional speakers: CA186]
  • Content:
  • 00:20 CA185—grandfather lost everything in fall of Richmond. Father comes to San Diego to practice law
  • 02:45 Mother's family moves to San Diego, father ends up trying case that takes away much of mother's land
  • 06:35 Describes early days of Hollywood
  • 08:45 Studios move in for climate, easy to do business with
  • 10:15 Describes Siberia campaign in WWI to "protect supplies from Germany," and to keep China in English hands
  • 14:35 Describes his role in campaign, its uselessness and secrecy
  • 18:30 CA186—family comes to Los Angeles for health from Chicago
  • 21:20 Living in old Hollywood
  • 23:30 Olives, pepper trees, and tree-ripe lemons
  • 26:20 Social life—travel by streetcar, focus on church
  • 29:20 War (WWI) increased population of area
  • 31:50 Movie business livens things up
  • 33:05 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 0158-S2). [Additional speakers: CA186]
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Strong discipline in high school, and raising a family in Hollywood
  • 03:50 Development of Hollywood, because it is in a good spot—move to apartment
  • 09:30 Arthur the Rat
  • 12:40 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

Details

Fieldworker
Ruff, Dale
Date
  • 1970
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
For Staff