item 25 - Stanley Barrows interview, circa 1980s

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US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.4.9.1.25

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Stanley Barrows interview, circa 1980s

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  • circa 1980s (Creation)

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Original media: 3 audio cassettess

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([1915]-1995)

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The Texas born Stanley Barrows was an instructor and mentor in interior design. Stanley Burrows was an interior design educator who taught history of interior design and decoration with an emphasis on the 17th and 18th centuries at Parsons from 1946 through 1968. He later taught at FIT starting in 1968, and acted as chair of Interior Design from 1979 until his retirement in 1985. In his youth, Barrows had been studying art history at Parsons, but was unfortunately interrupted when he was drafted in the military for World War II, where he serviced as a photoreconnaissance officer. He received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from Parsons in 1993. Stanley Barrows passed away on January 31st, 1995.

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(1918-1997)

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"Robert Lamont Green, a men's fashion editor, consultant and lecturer who was the fashion director of Playboy magazine for more than 20 years, has died at age 79. ... Mr. Green was a familiar figure in the New York fashion world of the 1960s and '70s. Called Robert L. by his friends and associates, he was widely known for his wit, his skills as a raconteur and his many parties. At Playboy, from 1958 to 1975, he strengthened the magazine's fashion coverage and increased its presence in the fashion world by organizing special events and founding the Caswell-Massey Awards, which later became Playboy's Creative Men's Wear Awards. ... He occasionally appeared on "The Merv Griffin Show," "The Mike Douglas Show," "Tonight" show and "Today" show. He also wrote a book, "Live With Style," as well as articles for Architectural Digest and other publications. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles and became a fashion consultant to the TV and film industries. After graduating from Michigan State University, Mr. Green worked as a child psychologist until he served in the Army during World War II. Settling in Washington after his discharge, he started a public relations agency and became the host of a CBS radio program dealing with musical theater." Chicago Tribune, Obituary, 1997

Robert Green made a considerable contribution to the Oral History Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology's Gladys Marcus Library throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s."

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  • Legacy audio ID no: AOH11, AOH11A, AOH11B
  • Legacy video ID no: N/A
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