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Video: Lillian Oppenheimer "My Life" Part I

This 55-minute clip of Lillian Oppenheimer discussing her life in origami includes the following:

  • How Lillian developed her interest in origami;
  • The origins of the British Origami Society;
  • Lillian's recollections of Akira Yoshizawa, Robert Harbin, Thoki Yenn, Emily Rosenthal, Frieda Lourie, Robert Neale, Guiseppe Baggi, and Michael Shall;
  • Lillian in the New York Times;
  • Lillian on the Tonight Show and the Today Show;
  • Lillian's introduction of the word "origami" into the U.S.;
  • The Cooper Union's origami exhibition;
  • Lillian teaching an origami course at the Japan Society;
  • The founding of the Friends of the Origami Center of America