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Title Oral History of Ed Addeo
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content In this oral history, author, editor and local history docent Ed Addeo recounts his experiences living in Mill Valley and being part of the community for over half a century. Born in 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, Ed moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1954 where he began studying engineering at UCLA. After graduating from college he worked for the federal space program for a few years before abandoning engineering to pursue a career as a writer. Ed describes moving up to San Francisco with his wife Jovita and newborn daughter Denise in 1961, and then moving over to Mill Valley a few years later when their daughter Nicole was born. He recalls vanished haunts like Quinn’s Bar and local establishments like La Ginestra, and recounts his 20-year tenure coaching Little League as well as his service on the Parks and Rec Commission when young Jenny Fulle, determined to play baseball, broke down the wall of gender discrimination. Ed concludes this oral history with an account of his career as a writer, publishing numerous books over the decades, both fiction and nonfiction, on subjects as diverse as baseball, divorce, teen alcoholism, cancer, and the epic history of Yosemite.
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Dates of Creation 2015-09-30
Narrator's name Addeo, Ed
Interviewer Perone, Stella
Extent and Medium Transcript: 19pp
Recording: 01:06:24
Search Terms Addeo, Jovita
Aversa, Sal
Boessenecker, Jean
Brabo, Tony
Dawson, Doug
Fulle, Jenny
Hunter, Don
La Ginestra
Little League
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Parks and Recreation Commission
Purity Market
Quinn, James
The Old Mill
Varney's Hardware
Object ID 2016.022.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2015. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.