The HistoryMakers video oral history with Katherine Schaffner.

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 18 min., 10 sec.)) : sound, color.
Language:English
Subject:Schaffner, Katherine, -- 1944- -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Interviews.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11318219
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Katherine Schaffner
Katherine Schaffner
Other authors / contributors:Schaffner, Katherine, 1944- interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Detroit, Michigan 2007 March 5.
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Summary:Singer Katherine Anderson Schaffner was born on January 16, 1944, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Raised in the Detroit suburb of Inkster's Carver Homes, Schaffner attended Inkster High School. At the age of seventeen, she and four other girls were discovered by Motown Records after entering a talent competition. Signed as The Marvelettes, their song "Please Mr. Postman" became the nation's number one single in 1961. The Marvelettes were the first Motown act to achieve success among a wide audience, playing at the Howard Theatre, Apollo Theatre, Regal Theatre, and other popular venues. The Marvelettes continued their success with Playboy and Beachwood 4-5789, in 1962; Too Many Fish in the Sea, in 1964; Don't Mess with Bill, in 1965; The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game, in 1967; My Baby Must Be a Magician, in 1968 and That's How Heartaches are Made in 1969. Schaffner retired from show business.