Sonia Wolfson (b.1903 d. 1997)
Art Critic, Beverly Hills, California
Interviewer: Ilene Susan Fort
Interview with Sonia Wolfson, conducted by Ilene Susan Fort for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Wolfson's home in Beverly Hills, California, on August 19, 1990. Wolfson speaks of her childhood in New York; moving to California in the 1980s; writing for California Graphic and Game and Gossip; traveling to view various art collections in San Francisco, Chicago, Cleveland, Toledo, Washington D.C., and Europe; working as a secretary for three days at Columbia Studio; working as a writer and art critic for Stendhal Art Galleries in Los Angeles; taking a job for 20th Century Fox as a unit publicist in 1933 during the Depression. Wolfson discusses several of the actors she worked with, including Jane Withers, Darryl Zanuck, George Arliss, and Winfield Sheehan; she reminisces about writing about the 1925-26 Pan-American Exhibition in Los Angeles.
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