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Oral history interview with Michael, Magdalena, and Celia Frimkess, 2000 Feb. 27 - Apr. 30

Oral history interview with Michael, Magdalena, and Celia Frimkess, 2000 Feb. 27 - Apr. 30

Mills, Magdalene

Actor, Ceramicist

Collection Information

Size: 6 sound cassettes (9 hrs.) analog.

Summary: This collection contains six (90 min.) audio tapes of interviews of Michael and Magdalena (Suarez) Frimkess conducted by Magdalene Mills on February 27, March 15, and April 23, 2000. Also included in this interview is Celia Frimkess (Michael's mother). Mills was studying ceramic sculptor Michael Frimkess for her MA thesis at California State University, Fullerton. The donated tapes are part of her research that came to include Magdalena Frimkess, as well as her better-known husband, Michael Frimkess.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mill is an actress and ceramist. Michael Frimkess was a leading innovator of the California fine art clay movement that grew up around Peter Voulkos and his "pot shop" at Otis Art Institute in the late 1950s.

Provenance

Donated 2001 by Magdalene Mills.

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