Whitney Smith: Interview (March 21, 1980)



Shelly Kappe interviews Thornton Abell (1906-1984) first at his home, then at his office. This material might be from 1977. Another version of this material appears in https://youtu.be/QsYZl2t1z04

In the garden at his home. Abell reviews his education from 1920s Sarasota, to USC in the 1930s. He covers his work with the Case Study Houses in the 1940s, and his work since then. Students also ask questions, and Abell shows his house.

In the second half, Smith discusses his education at USC, working with Harwell Harris, his Case Study House projects, and subsequent career. It ends with a few shots of the office exterior.

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