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    • D.J. Waldie interview

    • Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Biography; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Politics and government; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Social life and customs
    • D.J. Waldie discusses his book, “Where We Are Now: Notes From Los Angeles.” He begins by explaining how the book is a compilation of essays on the meaning of place in Los Angeles. He stresses the importance of building community within Los Angeles...
    • Cupcake Brown interview

    • San Francisco (Calif.) - Biography; San Diego (Calif.) - Biography; Inner cities - California - San Diego; African Americans - California - San Diego - Social conditions; African American families - California - San Diego; African Americans -...
    • Cupcake Brown discusses her book, “A Piece of Cake.” She begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life. Her story starts when she was eleven years old and her mother dies unexpectedly. She is then subjected to a series of abusive...
    • MaryEllen Bell Ray interview

    • Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History - Juvenile literature; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - Juvenile literature; Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History
    • MaryEllen Bell Ray discusses her book, “The City of Watts.” She begins by explaining that this book came from an oral history project on the city of Watts, California. She talks about the history of Watts and how it was a great place to settle...
    • Sandra Tsing Loh interview, 2001

    • Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Social life and customs - Humor; Loh, Sandra Tsing - Homes and haunts - California - Los Angeles; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Social life and customs - Humor; Loh, Sandra Tsing; Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) -...
    • Sandra Tsing Loh discusses her book, “ A Year in Van Nuys.” She begins by explaining while this book may seem like an autobiography it is really a combination of fact and fiction. She talks about how people like the voice of an author to be in...
    • Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters interview, 1996 July

    • Peters, Jon; Guber, Peter; Guber-Peters Company; Columbia Pictures; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography;
    • Nancy, Kim, and Connie begin the interview discussing the fact that this is a "business" book that reads more like a Hollywood character movie. For the majority of the interview, Connie, Nancy, and Kim discuss a number of topics related to Peter,...
    • David Weddle interview

    • Rich people - California - Beverly Hills; Celebrities - California - Beverly Hills; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - History; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Social conditions; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Biography
    • David Weddle discusses his book, “Among the Mansions of Eden: Tales of Love, Lust, and Land in Beverly Hills.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the history of Beverly Hills and how real estate developers have built a myth surrounding...
    • Rupert Holmes interview

    • Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) - Fiction; Women composers - Fiction; Jazz musicians - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Rupert Holmes discusses his book, "Swing: A Mystery." The story takes place in San Francisco circa 1940. All of the locations mentioned in the book were (and are) real locations. The main character is a band leader named Ray. He is involved...
    • Lou Cannon interview, 1997

    • King, Rodney; Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Dept; Riots - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; Racism - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African Americans - Civil rights - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th...
    • Lou Cannon discusses his book, “Official Negligence.” He begins the interview by explaining what caused the Watts riots and how the courts ruled against Rodney King. He describes how he was a journalist for the Washington Post and came to Los...
    • 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...
    • Tony Cohan interview

    • Cohan, Tony - Homes and haunts - California; Cohan, Tony - Childhood and youth; Cohan, Tony - Family; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Terminally ill parents - California; Fathers and sons - California; Hollywood (Los Angeles,...
    • Tony Cohan discusses his book, “Native State.” He begins by discussing his last book, which was a memoir called “On Mexican Time” and was more of a travel narrative. He then explores his new book and how it is a memoir chronicling his life as the...
    • Laurie King interview

    • San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction; Married women - Fiction; Murder victims' families - Fiction; San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 - Fiction; British - California - San Francisco - Fiction; Women private investigators - California -...
    • Laurie King discusses her book, “Locked Rooms.” She begins by explaining that the book follows the character of Mary Russell who is married to Sherlock Holmes. In the book, Mary and her husband travel to San Francisco where Mary must claim her...
    • Clyde Phillips interview, 2003 August

    • Candiotti, Jane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - San Francisco - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction;
    • Connie and Clyde begin the interview talking about the moral and ethical dilemmas at the heart of his most recent murder-mystery as well as briefly discussing his fascination with the murder-mystery genre in general. For the majority of the...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2004 May

    • Actresses - Fiction; Older women - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance." He explains that the plot is set in 1960s Los Angeles and follows an unnamed writer who serves as the novel’s narrator. The mystery begins with a visit from an aging Hollywood actress...
    • Heather Woodbury interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; City and town life - Fiction; Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) - Fiction
    • Heather Woodbury discusses her play, “Tale of 2cities.” She begins by explaining that the play traces the impact of the Dodgers’ 1957 move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. The play is in six acts, which are separated into two parts. The story charts...
    • Helen Hayes interview, 1988 February

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Helen Hayes discusses her book, "Where the Truth Lies," written with Thomas Chastain. The book is a murder mystery and the main character is named Arthur Strickland. He is a movie producer who makes an award winning film and is then murdered on...
    • Lionel Rolfe and Paul Greenstein interview, 1992

    • Harriman, Job, 1861-1925; Llano Colony (Secular community) - History; Otis, Harrison Gray, 1837-1917; City planning - California - Los Angeles - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - 20th century; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Politics and government
    • Lionel Rolfe and Paul Greenstein discuss their book, “Bread & Hyacinths.” Rolfe begins by explaining that the book is about the founding of Los Angeles and the rise of the labor movement in the 1880s. He talks about how General Harrison Otis...
    • Sam Hall Kaplan interview, 1990 June

    • Lost architecture - California - Los Angeles; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Buildings, structures, etc; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History
    • Sam Hall Kaplan discusses his book, “LA, Lost & Found.” He begins by describing the architectural history of Los Angles throughout the years. He talks about the influence of architect Frank Lloyd Wright on domestic architecture. Kaplan discusses...
    • Walter Mosley interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Rawlins, Easy (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Walter Mosley discusses his book, “Cinnamon Kiss.” He explains that in the novel the protagonist, Easy Rawlins, finds himself in desperate need of money, in order to pay for medical treatment for his daughter. In an attempt to acquire the funds he...
    • Denise Hamilton interview, 2003 March 24

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Diamond, Eve (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Denise Hamilton discusses her book, “Sugar Skull.” She begins by explaining that this book is part of her Eve Diamond crime novel series. The book’s plot follows “Los Angeles Times” reporter Eve Diamond as she investigates the murder of...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 1985 December

    • Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Screenwriters - Fiction; Serial murders - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, "Death Is A Lonely Business." He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how he drew on his experiences living in Venice during the early years of his career. He stresses the importance of a proper setting...

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