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  • Text: ...tle Creek, when these fellas would carry our luggage to the hotel, you know from the bus into and up to our rooms, we played music because we liked the rhythm and blues music and they use to hangout in the halls with us and that was a lot of fun. It was almost like you were dating ...
Gascon, Eileen "Ginger" (Interview transcript and video), 2010

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  • Text: ...t time in Cuba and spring training in Cuba?” 15:13 I certainly do. Interviewer: “Share them with me please.” There was music twenty-four hours a day in Cuba and it was just wonderful. Music is something that’s very important to me and I loved it. We were taken to eat at one...
Cione, Jean (Interview transcript and video), 2009

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  • Text: ...1 I guess since I was able to walk. My daddy—we had two boys, but he made a tomboy out of me. My brothers were into music and stuff like that, so I started playing ball from the time I was a tiny thing I guess. I’d say about ten or somewhere around there. Interviewer: “Whom were you...
Denoble, Jerre (Interview transcript and video), 2010

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  • Text: ...yed volleyball and softball and then I coached at the college area she was in, close to Kenosha. And she, Janet went on into music. (38:58) Interviewer: “Okay, back when you were playing in the league, did any you think about what you were doing as sort of pioneering? Or doing new thing...
Westerman, Joyce (Interview outline and video), 2010

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  • Text: ...f the others, but Madonna was—she came and she wasn’t supposed to be in the movie, she was supposed to do the background music, and she got caught up in all of it and she loved it. Being a good friend of Penny Marshall, she said she wanted to be in the movie, so I watched her try to cat...
Elliott, Gloria Cordes (Interview outline and video), 2007
Lois Youngen was born in a small town in Ohio in 1933. She grew up playing baseball with boys from her town, and played on a boys' team for several years before switching to a girls' softball team while in high school. She learned about the All American League while visiting a relative in Fort Wayne in 1950. She joined the league the next year and played for Fort Wayne, Kenosha and South Bend as a catcher and outfielder until the league folded in 1954. She used the money she earned as a player to go to college, and eventually earned a doctorate in Physical Education and taught at the University of Oregon.
Youngen, Lois (Interview transcript and video), 2010

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  • Text: ...I got awfully tired of the Cubans following us around, singing. I was hungry for American music. Interviewer: Did you play against Cuban teams while you were down there? Or did you play American teams? Gig Smith: I’ve forgotten, I don’t remember. We probably played our own girls, I&...
Smith, Helen "Gig" (Interview transcript and video), 2009