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    • Richard Rayner interview, 1995 November

    • Rayner, Richard, 1955–; Novelists, American – 20th century – Biography; College students – England – Cambridge – Biography; Criminals – England – Cambridge – Biography; Cambridge (England) – Social life and customs;
    • Connie begins the interview describing Rayner’s work, The Blue Suit, as seemingly fictional, or what one would think was fictional, but is in fact non-fiction. From this starting point, Richard and Connie discuss Richard’s life of crime, which...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 2003 August

    • Wasserman, Lew; Music Corporation of America - History; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book “When Hollywood Had a King.” She explains that the book tells the story of Lew Wasserman and the Music Corporation of America, more commonly known as the MCA. Bruck describes how Wasserman, a visionary...
    • Baxter Black interview, 1995 November

    • Cowboys – Fiction; Rodeos – Fiction; Oklahoma City (Okla.) – Fiction;
    • In this interview, Connie and Baxter Black devote the majority of their discussion to talking about Baxter’s writing style, his life as a rancher, roper, and especially, as a cowboy poet and spend very little of their discussion to the specifics...
    • Connie Briscoe interview, 2002

    • African American families - Fiction; Mistresses - Fiction; Adultery - Fiction
    • Connie Briscoe discusses her book, “P.G. County.” “P.G.” stands for Prince George County and the book follows the lives of four black families living in a privileged gated community called Silver Lake. Briscoe goes on to describe the...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 1988 June

    • Milken, Michael; Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated; Consolidation and merger of corporations - United States; Junk bonds - United States; Stockbrokers - United States
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book, “The Predators’ Ball: The Junk-bond Raiders and the Man Who Staked Them.” Bruck says Michael Milken helped raise funds for Steve Wynn to open a casino in Atlantic City. She talks about Milken’s network of...
    • Paula Gunn Allen interview, 1994 July

    • Indians of North America - Fiction; American fiction - Indian authors; American fiction - 20th century
    • Editor Paula Gunn Allen discusses her volume, Voice of the Turtle, an overview of American Indian literature, from early oral histories to bestsellers. Voice of the Turtle explores the works of 17 authors, of which Connie and Paula discuss four,...
    • Cecilia Rasmussen interview, 1998 November

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles County (Calif.) - History;
    • Cecilia begins the interview talking the sometimes “unique” and often “unknown” people that contributed to the development of LA. Connie and Cecilia spend the majority of the interview talking about the unconventional individuals, like...
    • Joyce Jillson interview, 1983 January

    • Women – Humor; Femininity – Humor;
    • Connie and Joyce’s discussion of ‘Real Women’, a witty, tongue-in-cheek look at sexism, covers a variety of topics ranging from why real women don’t pump gas to the direct impetus behind writing the book. In particular, Joyce highlights...
    • Mary Ellen Pinkham interview

    • Home economics;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Mary Ellen discuss a number of the helpful hints included in her book from keeping socks together for easy pairing after washing them to getting whites whiter in the wash. Interspersed throughout the...
    • Dr. Susan Love interview, 1995 July

    • Breast – Diseases – Popular works; Breast – Cancer – Popular works;
    • Connie and Dr. Love begin the interview discussing that breast cancer is scary because it forces women to confront their mortality. For the majority of the interview, they discuss the treatment options available to women diagnosed with breast...
    • Russell Banks interview, 1991 September

    • School bus accidents - Fiction; Community life - Fiction; New York (State) - Fiction
    • Connie and Russell’s discussion begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Russell describes how he created a small town morality play, which Connie describes, “in a funny way,” as a little bit Thornton Wilder and...
    • Elizabeth Chiu King interview, 1986

    • Cooking, Chinese
    • For the majority of the interview, Elizabeth discusses the importance of cooking in and to Chinese culture as well as her own experiences learning to cook. Elizabeth and Connie also discuss the impact of communism on Chinese cooking and culture....
    • Noah Hawley interview, 2004 June

    • Wedding photography - Fiction; Commitment (Psychology) - Fiction; Women photographers - Fiction; Weddings - Fiction
    • Noah begins the interview talking about how he wanted to write a book, a dark comedy that explored the reality of modern relationships as an alternative to the trite artifice of Hollywood romantic comedies. Noah and Connie spend the majority of...
    • Lionel Rolfe interview, 1991 July

    • American literature - California - Los Angeles - History and criticism; American literature - 20th century - History and criticism; Authors, American - Homes and haunts - California - Los Angeles; Bohemianism - California - Los Angeles; City and...
    • Lionel begins the interview discussing the important roll living and writing in California and especially Los Angeles has had on American Literature. Lionel and Connie spend majority of interview tracing out the different writers who lived in...
    • Russell Andrews interview, 2004 February

    • Police - New York (State) - Long Island - Fiction; Serial murders - Fiction; Long Island (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Russell and Connie begin the discussion talking about the plot and characters in Russell’s thriller about the murder of a young female journalist, that draws Russell’s protagonist, a small-town Long Island cop, into a dangerous investigation...
    • Peter Biskind interview, 1998 April

    • Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Motion pictures - United States - History
    • Peter and Connie begin the interview talking about how Peter “captured the opening of the gates” that would become the “New Hollywood” in the 1970s and early 1980s, as the pioneers gave way to a new guard more in tune with the era, “Easy...
    • Mallory Tarcher interview, 1994 July

    • Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Las Vegas (Nev.) - Fiction
    • Mallory Tarcher discusses her book, Starring Mom, which is about a teenage girl, Dena, spending a summer with her real mother, Shena, in Las Vegas. Among the many themes discussed are loss of innocence, the transformation of familial relationships,...
    • David Yoken interview

    • Drum - Performance; Drum set music; Music experimental
    • David Yoken visits Connie Martinson and plays a percussion piece. He discusses how he brought several different international percussion instruments. He shows his bongo drums, wind chimes, a gong, and an altered set of castanets. He plays an...
    • Elinor Donahue interview, 1998 November

    • Donahue, Elinor, 1937 - Anecdotes Cooking
    • Elinor begins the interview talking about her life in Hollywood and the specific recipes that accompanied the different stages of her life in Los Angeles and Hollywood. For example, she discusses going to high school with Elizabeth Taylor, Jane...
    • Dorothy Rice interview, 1998

    • Rice, Dorothy - Themes, motives; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - In art; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Description and travel
    • Dorothy Rice discusses her book, “Beverly Hills with Love.” She describes how she wanted to do a series of paintings on her hometown of Beverly Hills, California. She picked memorable landmarks in the city and posed her friends outside them...

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