Oral Histories

Interview of Pat Tobin

Publicist and press officer. Founder and president of public relations firm, Tobin & Associates, Inc.
African Americans in Entertainment and Media: Pat Tobin
African Americans in Entertainment and Media
African American History
Film and Television
Biographical Note:
Publicist and press officer. Founder and president of public relations firm, Tobin & Associates, Inc.
White, Theresa Renee
Tobin, Pat
Persons Present:
Tobin and White.
Place Conducted:
Tobin’s office in Los Angeles, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interviews are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Theresa Renée White; B.A. Journalism/Communication, University of Southern California; M.A., African American Studies/Critical Studies in Film and Television, UCLA; C. Phil., Education/Cultural Studies/ Film, UCLA.
Processing of Interview:
Tapes one through five were transcribed and edited by Oral History Program staff. TechniType Transcripts transcribed tapes six through ten. Tobin reviewed the transcript. She verified proper names and made minor corrections and additions.Oral History Program staff prepared the table of contents. Tobin assembled the biographical summary. Jane Collings, senior editor, compiled the interview history. Victoria Sims, editor, assembled the names list. The names list was assembled using an automatic marking program, and instances where persons are referred to by pronoun or inference are not included.
10.75 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
The interviews in the series African Americans in Entertainment and Media are designed to document African Americans in television, radio, theater and film and aims to better understand how they overcame bias and discrimination and were trailblazers who opened doors for other African Americans in the industry. Also documented is how inextricably linked each interviewee was to the history and struggles of the larger African American community in Los Angeles.