Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Natti, Lee Kingman


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Natti, Lee Kingman


Natti, Lee Kingman Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




3 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 84 Part 1
OH 84 Part 2
OH 84 Part 3

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):Linda Brayton(7/11/1978).

TRACKS:CD119: Mrs. Natti's introduction to Folly Cove Designers, George Demetrios as a teacher -- Becoming acquainted with Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios, Mrs. Demetrios' sense of design, methods, etc. -- Mrs. Natti's work as editor - her work with Mrs. Demetrios, development of Songs of Robin Hood and Calico, the Wonder Horse, or The Saga of Stewie Stinker -- Mrs. Demetrios' perfectionistic approach to her work, her textile design and book illustration are connected, her high expectations of her students -- Mechanics of printing process - color separation, block printing, e.g.: Zaidee and Her Kitten, The Emperor's New Clothes done in fluorescent paint -- Folly Cove and Lanesville as settings for books -- Walt Disney's production of The Little House -- Disney (cont'd.) -- Development of Virginia Demetrios' last book - Life Story, the collections of drawings, interest in science shown here -- Nature's relation to the development of design, Cape Ann - a rich area to observe nature -- Mrs. Demetrios' life and art work together, using quick hand and eye translation, expectations of students -- Reference to articles on Virginia Burton Demetrios -- Drawings of neighbors incorporated into design -- Mrs. Natti's own experience in Folly Cove Designers, amount of work involved in producing finished product -- Folly Cove Designer background important to Mrs. Natti's work as an editor and author, using a sense of proportion and design in writing (e.g. Peter's Long Walk, The Best Christmas) -- Mrs. Natti reviews her career - recalls opportunities and fulfilling moments -- CD120: Fulfilling moments (cont d.) -- Cape Ann connections - a rich creative environment.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Houghton Mifflin, George Demetrios, Katy and the big snow, Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios, The little house, Caldecott medal, American Library Association, Milly Frisbee, Mrs. Shakespeare, Dulac, Kay Nielson, Jean D'Arc, Ross Burton, Wanda Gag, Weston Woods Studio, Iconographic, Life story, Windsor Newton, Bristol board, Kerlan Collection, Swing tree motif, Millions of cats, Songs of Robin Hood, Ann Malcomson, Grace Castignetta, Design and how, Color separation, half tome screen, Zaidee and her kittens, gesso, Emperor's new clothes, Disneyish, Walt Disney, Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Finn, hop, Snow storm, Newbery and Caldecott, illustrator's notebook, Riverside Press, illustrators of children's books, Peter's long walk, The best Christmas, Doubleday, Horn Book Magazine, Calico the wonder horse, Saga of Stewie Stinker, Virginia Lee Burton's dynamic sense of design, Grace Allen Hogarth, Ruth Holberg, Year of the racoon.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Burton, Virginia Lee 1909-1968.; Greek Americans -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Authors -- Interviews.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Textile designers -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Textile design -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Textile printing -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Natti, Lee Kingman Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Natti, Lee Kingman," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7687, (accessed August 23, 2017).