Oral Histories

Interview of Johanna Demetrakas

Documentary filmmaker and editor, known in part for Womanhouse (1974) and Right Out of History: The Making of Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party (1980).
Out of the Seventies: Women in Film and Video
Out of the Seventies: L. A. Women in Film and Video
Film and Television
Collings, Jane
Demetrakas, Johanna
Persons Present:
Demetrakas and Collings.
Place Conducted:
Demetrakas's home in Los Angeles, 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 Jane Collings, interviewer and senior editor, Center for Oral History Research. B.A., Communications, Antioch College; M.A., Communications, University of Iowa; Ph.D., Critical Studies, UCLA. Collings prepared for the interview by viewing work by Demetrakas.
Processing of Interview:
Michelle Weis, editorial assistant, compiled the table of contents, interview history, and guide to proper names. Demetrakas reviewed the transcript. She verified proper names and made a few corrections and additions.
8 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series were conducted with filmmakers and artists in the area of feminist media and art of the seventies in Los Angeles.