Oral Histories

Interview of Dorothy Huttenback

Piano prodigy and director of the Los Angeles Music Guild.
International Manager of Soloists and Groups
Interviews not in a series, part one
Biographical Note:
Piano prodigy and director of the Los Angeles Music Guild.
Galm, Bernard
Huttenback, Dorothy
Persons Present:
Huttenback and Galm.
Place Conducted:
Huttenback's home in Beverly Hills, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Bernard Galm, Director, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., English, St. John's University,Collegeville, Minnesota. Fulbright Scholar, 19 57-58, Free University, Berlin, Germany. Graduate study at Yale School of Drama and UCLA Department of Theater Arts. Galm prepared for the interview by first meeting with Mrs. Huttenback to discuss thegeneral topics to be included during the taping sessions. Mrs. Huttenback supplied some biographical materials.
Processing of Interview:
Editing was done by Deborah Young, assistant editor, Oral History Program. She checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings and edited for punctuation, paragraphing, correct spelling, and verification of proper and place names. The final manuscript remains in the same order as the original taped material. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed.Huttenback reviewed and approved the edited transcript. She made minor emendations and supplied spellings of names not previously verified. She also added a few new anecdotes.Stephen Stern, Senior Editor, UCLA Oral History Program, prepared the index. The introduction and other front matter were prepared by Program staff.
3 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Childhood in San Francisco; piano training; musical education in Germany; performing concerts in Germany; marriage and retirement from concert stage; return to San Francisco via London; entry into artistic management business; move to Los Angeles; work with impresario L. E. Behymer; experiences as head of Huttenback Artist Bureau; representation of many artists, including Marilyn Horne, Mary Costa, and Marvellee Cariaga; association with Los Angeles Music Guild as director since 1955; Alice Ehlers; comparison of Los Angeles music community with others throughout the world.