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    • Victor Villaseñor interview, 2002

    • Villaseñor, Victor - Family; Authors, American - 20th century - Family relationships; Mexican Americans - California, Southern - Biography; Mexican American families - California, Southern; Mexican American authors - Family relationships; Family -...
    • Victor Villaseñor discusses his book, “Thirteen Senses.” He says the book follows the first years of his parents, Salvador and Lupe’s marriage. Villaseñor talks about his father’s interactions with an avocado farmer and how they helped shape his...
    • Gordon Clark interview, 2004

    • African, Southern - Pictorial works
    • Gordon Clark discusses his book of photography, “Transitions.” He begins by talking about different regions of Africa and how they differ in custom and culture. He gives an example of how the people of Namibia dress like English people of the...
    • Helen Scully interview

    • Southern States - Fiction
    • Helen Scully discusses her book, “In the Hope of Rising Again.” She begins by explaining the plot of her novel which follows three generations of a family in Mobile, Alabama. The book takes place during major historic time periods such as, the...
    • Loraine Despres interview, 2001

    • Women - Louisiana - Fiction; Scandals - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction
    • Loraine Despres discusses her novel, “The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young southern belle whose family is falling apart. She talks how her main character Sissy meets a charming hunter,...
    • Joel Rapp interview, 2004 May

    • Rapp, Joel; Television writers - United States - Biography; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Gardeners - United States - Biography; Radio broadcasters - United States - Biography
    • Joel Rapp discusses his autobiography, “Radio, TV, Mother Earth, & Me.” He begins by explaining that his father was a television program writer, and both of his parents were vaudeville actors. He talks about attending the University of Southern...
    • Paul M. Zall interview, 2001

    • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; Statesmen - United States - Biography
    • Paul M. Zall discusses his book, “Franklin on Franklin.” He begins by explaining that he is a research historian at the Huntington Library in southern California. He talks about the early life of Benjamin Franklin, and how he learned the...
    • T.C. Boyle interview

    • Marijuana industry - California - Fiction; Businesspeople - California - Fiction; Park, Mungo, 1771-1806 - Fiction; Discoveries in geography - Fiction; Explorers - Fiction; Africa, West - Fiction; United States - Social life and customs - 20th...
    • T. Coraghessan Boyle discusses three of his books, “Greasy Lake & Other Stories,” “Water Music,” and “Budding Prospects: A Pastoral.” In “Greasy Lake & Other Stories,” Boyle asks what would it have been like if Dwight D. Eisenhower had a...
    • Norman Jewison interview, 2005

    • Jewison, Norman, 1926-; Motion picture producers and directors - Canada - Biography
    • Norman Jewison discusses his autobiography, “This Terrible Business Has Been Good to Me.” He begins by talking about some films he has directed including “Fiddler On the Roof,” In the Heat of the Night,” “A Soldier’s Story,” and “Jesus Christ...
    • 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...
    • Aljean Harmetz interview, 1997

    • Kidnapping - Fiction; Single mothers - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Aljean Harmetz discusses her novel, “Off the Face of the Earth.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young boy who gets kidnapped. She talks about how her book is a suspense thriller which emphasizes the mother/child relationship. ...
    • Jed Dannenbaum and Doe Mayer interview, 2003 March 24

    • Motion pictures - Production and direction; Television - Production and direction
    • Jed Dannenbaum and Doe Mayer discuss their book, “Creative Filmmaking.” They begin by explaining the “Five Is” of creativity: Introspection, Inquiry, Intuition, Interaction, and Impact. Some of the people they discuss in the book include Conrad...
    • Stan Chambers interview, 2008

    • Chambers, Stan, 1922-; KTLA-TV (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Television journalists - United States - Biography
    • Stan Chambers discusses his autobiography, “KTLA’s News at Ten.” He begins by explaining that he was the KTLA news anchor for 60 years. He talks about his early life and how his mother worked as an actress in Hollywood to support her family. He...
    • Ann Darby interview, 1990

    • Women - California, Southern - Fiction; Nineteen sixties - Fiction
    • Ann Darby discusses her novel, “The Orphan Game.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a family who must deal with their teenage daughter’s pregnancy. She talks about the connection of the young girl to older characters in the novel. ...
    • Robert Birchard interview

    • DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959; Motion pictures - United States - History
    • Robert Birchard discusses his book, “Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood.” He begins by sharing that he has been interested in film history since he was a child. He then discusses his research process and his hope that DeMille’s personality comes out...
    • Lisa Tucker interview, 2003

    • Music - Psychological aspects - Fiction; Scientists - Fiction; Psychics - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Lisa Tucker discusses her novel, “The Song Reader.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a psychoanalyst who helps people by asking them what songs they love. She describes the journey of two sisters who try to find their father who...
    • 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...
    • Daniel Olivas interview

    • Hispanic Americans - Fiction; Mexican Americans - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Daniel Olivas discusses his book, “Assumption and Other Stories.” He begins by sharing that he also works as an attorney and writes in his spare time, drawing inspiration from his life and from the headlines. He then discusses how his book is a...
    • Maria T. Lennon interview, 2005

    • Inheritance and succession - Fiction; War correspondents - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Single mothers - Fiction; Pregnant women - Fiction; Surgeons - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Sierra Leone - Fiction
    • Maria T. Lennon discusses her novel, “Making It Up As I Go Along.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a woman who moves from southern California to Africa. She talks about the importance of friendship between new mothers and how...
    • Rita Mae Brown interview, 1986 May

    • Women soldiers - Fiction; Lesbians - Fiction; United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Rita Mae Brown discusses her novel, “High Hearts.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the Civil War told from a woman’s point of view. She talks about how she modeled the book's characters after people she knows in real life. She...
    • 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,...

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