Interview with Armand DiStefano, January 30, 1984

Project: I Remember When: Times Gone But Not Forgotten Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Armand DiStefano (1912-1987), the son of Italian immigrants, grew up in a small row house in South Philadelphia. There, his father instilled in him the value of hard work and a love of opera. In his 1984 interview, DiStefano shared the story of how his father opened a record shop in 1917 and then converted it to a restaurant during the Great Depression. Today, The Victor Cafe still operates at 1303 Dickinson Street, and the wait staff still sings opera to dining patrons.

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2017oh247_irw015

Interviewee Name

Armand DiStefano

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy, III

Interview Date

1984-01-30

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DiStefano, Armand Interview by Charles Hardy, III. 30 Jan. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

DiStefano, A. (1984, January 30). Interview by C. H. III. I Remember When: Times Gone But Not Forgotten Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

DiStefano, Armand, interview by Charles Hardy, III. January 30, 1984, I Remember When: Times Gone But Not Forgotten Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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