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Elaine M. Redfield

critic , writer , interior designer

Elaine M. Redfield, American writer, critic, interior designer. Member American Society Interior Designers (commercial design award Orange County chapter 1976, Community Service award 1980), American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters.

Background

Redfield, Elaine M. was born on December 9, 1917 in New York City. Daughter of Oscar L. and Gertrude (Hauser) Graf.

Education

Student, Wellesley College, 1937. AB, University of California at Los Angeles, 1943.

Career

Book reviewer San Francisco Chronicle, 1943-1945. Sales assistant Associated American Artists, Beverly Hills, California, 1947-1948. Free-lance editorial assistant W.H. Freeman Company, San Francisco, 1953-1954.

Publicity director Orange County Philharmonic Society, 1954-1957, director, 1957-1970, member advisory board, since 1970. Interior design Elaine Mittelman Interiors, since 1960. Member Fullerton Cultural and Fine Arts Commission, 1965-1977.

Board directors Friends of Library of University California at Irvine, 1964-1971. Board directors Music Associates California State University, Fullerton, president, 1970-1973. Trustee South Coast Repertory, 1976-1985.

Member president's associates California State University, Fullerton, emeritus director since 1986. Board directors Fullerton Civic Light Opera, 1979-1983, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, 1979-1985. Board directors Orange County Performing Arts Center, since 1974, president 1979-1980, chairman board directors 1980-1981.

Member Disneyland Community Service awards committee, since 1978.

Membership

Member American Society Interior Designers (commercial design award Orange County chapter 1976, Community Service award 1980), American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters. Clubs: Center; South Coast Wellesley (president 1962-1964). Lodges: Rotary (Community Service award Fullerton chapter 1985).

Connections

Married Edward Mittelman, April 11, 1943 (deceased October 1960). Married William D. Redfield, December 28, 1967.