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  • All fields: Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
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    • Maya Angelou interview, 1986

    • Angelou, Maya; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Entertainers - United States - Biography; African American authors - Biography
    • Maya Angelou discusses her book "All of God’s Children need Traveling Shoes". She talks about a story in the book regarding her visit to Germany for a performance. While she was there she brought a long an Israeli guest to a breakfast with a German...
    • Pete Hamill interview, 1994

    • Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Irish Americans - Social life and customs; Journalists - United States - Biography; Alcoholics - United States - Biography; Drinking customs - United States
    • Pete Hamill discusses his book “A Drinking Life.” He talks about immigrants learning about baseball, the working class, and life after war. He says that men face their morality when they go into a war. Hamill shares that before becoming a...
    • Gore Vidal interview

    • Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Vidal, Gore, 1925-
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Point to Point Navigation.” He begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of his life as a novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist. Included in his memoir are his memories of Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy,...
    • Kate Braverman interview

    • Braverman, Kate; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Biography
    • Kate Braverman discusses her book, “Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles.” Martinson asks Braverman to read an excerpt from her book about traveling and friendship. Braverman then talks about what life was like moving to New York from Los...
    • Judith Freeman interview, 2008

    • Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 - Relations with women; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Detective and mystery stories - Authorship
    • Judith Freeman discusses her novel, “The Long Embrace.” She begins by explaining that she read a lot of Raymond Chandler’s work in the 1980s and was fascinated by his life. She talks about Chandler’s move to Los Angeles and how he meets his wife...
    • Anthony Slide interview, 2004 December 20

    • Dixon, Thomas, 1864-1946; Dixon, Thomas, 1864-1946 - Film and video adaptations; Dixon, Thomas, 1864-1946 - Political and social views; Motion pictures - United States - History - 20th century; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Film...
    • Anthony Slide discusses his book, “American Racist.” He begins by explaining that his book chronicles the life and films of Thomas Dixon. He discusses how being born during the reconstruction period in the South shaped Dixon’s attitude and beliefs...
    • Robert Snyder interview, 1985 May

    • Engineers - United States - Biography; Architects - United States - Biography; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Interviews; Henry Miller odyssey. [Motion picture]; Authors, American - 20th century -...
    • Robert Snyder discusses his book, “R. Buckminster Fuller: An Autobiographical Monologue/Scenario.” He says Fuller saw things in shapes and correlated forms in nature, and claims Fuller wore trifocals. Clips of Fuller’s documentary are also...
    • Earl Hamner interview

    • Hamner, Earl - Friends and associates; Hamner, Earl - Family; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Television producers and directors - United States - Biography; Women - United States - Biography
    • Earl Hamner discusses his book, “Generous Women.” He begins by explaining how he got inspiration from his book from all the women who have helped him in life. He talks about specific people in his life: his mother, aunts, neighbors, and his wife...
    • Dominick Dunne interview

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Pictorial works; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Social life and customs; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Intellectual life - 20th century; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Motion picture producers...
    • Dominick Dunne discusses his book, “The Way We Lived Then.” He explains how the work began as a picture book and later evolved into a book chronicling Dunne’s famous Hollywood parties and social soirees. The collection of photographs, featuring...
    • Erica Jong interview

    • Jong, Erica; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Erica Jong discusses her autobiography, “Seducing the Demon.” She begins by talking about how she wrote her famous book, “Fear of Flying.” She talks about how she wrote that book during graduate school, and discusses people’s responses to it. ...
    • Marion Elizabeth Rodgers interview, 2006

    • Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Journalists - United States – Biography; Editors - United States – Biography
    • Marion Elizabeth Rodgers discusses her biography, “Mencken.” She begins by discussing H. L. Mencken’s early issues with censorship at Harvard, and how he is known for his freedom of speech. She talks about Mencken’s legacy towards a sentimental...
    • Lionel Rolfe interview, 1998

    • Rolfe, Lionel, 1942-; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Journalists - California - Biography
    • Lionel Rolfe discusses his autobiography, “Fat Man on the Left: Four Decades in the Underground.” He begins by explaining that he spent his early years growing up in California. He talks about how a PBS television movie was done on his family,...
    • Jimmy Breslin interview,  1991 September

    • Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Broadway (New York, N.Y.) - Biography
    • Jimmy Breslin discusses his novel, “Damon Runyon.” He begins by explaining that the book is a non-fiction account of the life of writer Damon Runyon. Breslin talks about following Runyon’s paper trails all over the country and interviewing many...
    • Aram Saroyan interview, 1982

    • Saroyan, William, 1908-1981 - Death and burial; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Aram Saroyan discusses his book, “Last Rites.” He begins by explaining that he is the son of famous Depression Era writer William Saroyan. He talks about the strained relationship between his father and the family. He describes that he followed...
    • Jonathan Schwartz interview, 2004 April

    • Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Childhood and youth; Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Family; Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Homes and haunts - California - Los Angeles; Composers - Family relationships - United States; Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984; Radio...
    • Jonathan Schwartz discusses his autobiography, “All In Good Time.” He begins by describing his early childhood and how his father, Arthur Schwartz, was a well-connected member of the music scene in Hollywood. He discusses losing his mother at a...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2002

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance,” and Jerry Weist’s biography of him, “Bradbury: An Illustrated Life: A Journey to Far Metaphor.” Martinson begins by reading an excerpt from “Let’s All Kill Constance.” Bradbury talks...
    • Sam Weller interview

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Science fiction, American - History and criticism; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Sam Weller and Ray Bradbury discuss Weller's book, "The Bradbury Chronicles." Weller, a professor at Columbia College, Chicago, teaches a class on the life and works of Ray Bradbury. His book is a biography on the life and work of author, Ray...
    • Tobias Wolff interview, 1989 February

    • Wolff, Tobias, 1945- - Childhood and youth; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Tobias Wolff discusses his book, “This Boy’s Life: A Memoir.” Wolff describes his mother and their travels to the Utah uranium mines and her abusive partners. He talks about his brother, Geoffrey, and fabricating documents when he was applying to...

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