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Oral History: Cain, Marion Hayes, October 17, 1975 [interview]
Cain, Marion Hayes (1905-1991)
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Date Created and/or Issued
October 17, 1975
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Oral Histories
Rights Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
October 17, 1975
Copyright 2009, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
The former Director of the Mountain Play Association, Marion discusses plays performed in the amphitheater on Mount Tamalpais. She shares stories about the founders, including John D. Catlin, Garnet Holme, Dad O’Rourke, Mrs. D.F. Easton, William Kent, and Dan Totheroh. Marion talks about the early directors, actors and playwrights and the struggles to put on the plays from 1913 through the time of the interview. Marion was a theater director for eight years and shares a wealth of personal knowledge of this unique experience. From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, interviewed a broad spectrum of Marin County's long-time residents, from ranchers to politicians, including descendants of early pioneer families. This program was co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library and the Moya Library in Ross. The resulting archive, consisting of nearly 300 recordings and their corresponding transcriptions, are housed in the Anne T. Kent California Room at the Civic Center branch of the Marin County Free Library.
2 sound cassettes; 93 minutes
OH_Cain, Marion Hayes
Oral Histories
Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.)--Mountain Play
Marin County (Calif.)--Mountain Play
Theater--California--Marin County
Actors and actresses
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Cain, Marion Hayes, 1905-1991
Marin County (Calif.)
Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.)
Mount Tamalpais State Park (Calif.)

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