Item SR9345_T01S1 - Oral history interview with Red Dunning, by Kathy Walsh [Sound Recording 01]

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Oral history interview with Red Dunning, by Kathy Walsh [Sound Recording 01]


  • 1982-03-01 (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:28:29

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Owen Chase "Red" Dunning (1904-1982) was born in Hoquiam, Washington. He was an accomplished musician and played in numerous orchestras in the Portland, Oregon area, including Herman Kenin's Multnomah Hotel Dance Orchestra and the Portland Symphony Orchestra. In 1929 he became Assistant Orchestra Director to Misch Pelz for KOIN, and later Orchestra Director in 1944. He also had several television shows in the 1950s until retiring in 1969. After retiring, Dunning focused on nature photography.

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Tape 1, Side 1. Dunning discusses his career as a musician and music director at KOIN and the shows he had on KOIN-TV. He also discusses his interest in nature photography.

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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA)

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  • eng

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Oral history interview with Red Dunning, by Kathy Walsh, 1982 March 1, SR 9345, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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