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Ober, Polly


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Ober family papers

Identifier: M157

The Ober family lived near Johnny Mercer and his family on Lido Isle (Newport Beach, California) in the 1950s and 1960s. The two families became close friends. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other printed and manuscript materials, documenting the long relationship between the families, as well as collected material relating to Johnny Mercer, 1976-2000.

Dates: 1952-2000

Polly Ober oral history interview, January 21, 1998

 Item — Othertype Oral History
Identifier: M157_OberP
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Chris Paton. This interview, which took place at Mrs. Ober's home in Newport Beach, California, begins with a discussion of Mrs. Ober's first acquaintance with Johnny and Ginger Mercer on Lido Isle in the 1950s, including brief mention of a fundraiser at the Hoag Hospital that the Obers and the Mercers participated in. After a short reference to Mandy Mercer's debutante party in Savannah in the late 1950s, the conversation moves to various reminiscences, inspired by...
Dates: January 21, 1998

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