|Title||Oral History of John Garber|
|Scope & Content||In this oral history, John Garber recounts a life oscillating back and forth between sports and acting. Born in 1941 in Fresno, California to Armenian-American parents, John moved with his family to San Francisco at the age of 6. John describes the development of his passion for sports on the playgrounds of the schools he attended in San Francisco and later Los Angeles. John recalls going to Idaho State University to play sports, but then discovering drama there, and dropping out to pursue a theater acting career. In 1962 he moved to Mill Valley and established an extremely popular tennis program at Boyle Park, which led - after a sojourn in New York City to explore acting opportunities - to a job as recreation supervisor for the City of Mill Valley. John describes resigning from this position after some years, returning to New York, and then moving to Los Angeles, where he worked in the movie business for 11 years. In 1989 John returned to Mill Valley, where he was still living at the time this oral history was recorded.|
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|Dates of Creation||
|Narrator's name||Garber, John|
|Extent and Medium||
Film industry (Motion pictures)
Mill Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
Parks - Mill Valley - Boyle Park
|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.|