On this Day Factola
The Birthday of Joellen Lippett, a Friend of the Phonograph
Each year Friends of the Phonograph bring their phonograph inspired artistic creations to display at the Phonograph's birthday party. Joellen's Phonograph Nativity with its wind-up toy Phonograph in the hay-filled crib was one of the most renowned of the art pieces exhibited at December 6 birthday parties.
Joellen was a charter member of the Oakland-Emeryville Friends of Phonography and at another of the phonograph birthday parties she and fellow member Debbie Cooper presented as a gift their hand-painted Friends of Phonography sign. Although the Friends of Phonography was later renamed The Friends of the Phonograph, the original sign continues to greet each year's Phonograph birthday party attendees.