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    • Al Gore interview, 1992 February 18

    • Environmental policy; Environmental protection; Human ecology
    • Al Gore discusses his book “Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit.” He describes how human actions and decisions can endanger or protect the Earth’s ecosystem and stresses how the Earth’s inhabitants face a global environmental...
    • Paula Nelson interview, 1982 December

    • Loans, Personal - Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Credit - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Connie and Paula discuss the importance of understanding the lending process and the different sources of capital available to investors in the early 1980s. Paula begins the discussion emphasizing that lending institutions are in the business of...
    • Scott Carpenter interview, 1992 March

    • Aeronautics, Military - Fiction; Action
    • Carpenter’s book is about a former renegade American fighter pilot given command of the US Navy’s top secret submarine, Steel Albatross, to counter a dissident Soviet faction’s attempt to knock out every computer and electronic link in the US. The...
    • Max Frankel interview

    • Soviet Union - Foreign relations - United States; United States - Foreign relations - Soviet Union; Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962; Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Max Frankel discusses his book, “High Noon.” The book explores the history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the minds of the men who provoked and later resolved the infamous confrontation. As a journalist, Frankel explains how he utilized his own...
    • 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...
    • Mel Torme interview, 1988 October

    • Tormé, Mel, 1925-1999; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Mel Torme discusses his autobiography, “It Wasn’t All Velvet.” He elaborates on his multi-faceted career as a composer, lyricist, conductor, musician, actor, and more. He explains what a work day for him usually consists of and what projects he is...
    • Robert Zuckerman interview

    • Photography
    • Robert Zuckerman discusses his book, “Kindsight.” He begins by explaining that the book is a selected collection of his photographs, each paired with his personal explanation of the circumstances in which the picture was taken. He explains that the...
    • Linn Ullman interview

    • Families; Alcoholism; Marriage
    • Linn Ullman discusses her book, “Before you Sleep." She begins by explaining that the book is told mainly in flashbacks and traces the history of a family filled with fractured personalities. The Blom family consists of Karin the narrator, her...
    • John Rich interview, 2006 November

    • Television producers and directors - United States - Biography; Rich, John, 1925-
    • John Rich discusses his book, “Warm Up the Snake.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of his life and career as a television and film director. The book consists of stories of notable film and television personalities, Hollywood...
    • Eric Bercovici interview

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    • Eric begins the interview discussing his success as a Hollywood writer and producer and especially his work adapting James Carvell’s Shogun to television. In particular, Eric covers the process he uses when writing scripts based novels. He also...
    • Afton Fraser interview, 2005 February 14

    • Motion pictures - United States - Catalogs
    • Afton Fraser discusses her book, “Hollywood Picks the Classics.” She begins by explaining that the book focuses on the movies of the Golden Age of Hollywood specifically from 1930 to 1960. She divides the book into categories such as Film Noir,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Samella Lewis interview

    • African Americans in art; African American artists - Biography - History and criticism; African American art
    • Samella Lewis discusses her book, "African American Art and Artists." She explains that her book examines the lives and artwork of African American artists from the eighteenth century to the present. In addition to art, Lewis discusses new work in...
    • Arthur Maslow interview, 1982 December

    • Young adults – Family relationships; Parenting;
    • Arthur begins the interview talking about the factors that distinguish a child from a young adult. Arthur also talks about how “family systems” function to push or pull young adults in or out of the family and how parents can better manage those...
    • George Perry interview, 2005 June 09

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Dean, James, 1931-1955
    • George Perry discusses his book, “James Dean.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the actor, James Dean. In the work, Perry explores the early history of Dean using various interviews, including several with Dean’s cousin and...
    • Betsy Lerner interview, 2003 May

    • Lerner, Betsy – Health; Eating disorders – Patients – Biography; Compulsive eating – Anecdotes; Weight loss;
    • The interview begins with Betsy discussing her personal life and its impact on her mental and physical health. For the majority of the interview, Betsy and Connie talk about her struggle with being bi-polar and its impact on her weight, on her...
    • Sandra Tsing Loh interview, 1996 April

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) – Humor;
    • Sandra begins the interview talking about wanting to poke fun at the fable that New York City is the “only” appropriate place for writers to begin their career not Los Angeles. For the majority of the interview, Sandra discusses some of the topics...
    • Ralph Helfer interview, 2005 August

    • Lion – California – Los Angeles – Biography; Animals in motion pictures; Animal trainers – California – Los Angeles – Biography;
    • Ralph begins the interview talking about his first job in Hollywood at the Hollywood Aquarium, “more pet shop than aquarium.” In addition, he discusses his early work as a stunt man and his transition to working as an “animal behaviorist” in...
    • Steven Sills interview, 2006 June

    • Motion picture industry – United States – Finance; Motion pictures – United States – Marketing;
    • Steven begins the interview talking about the rise in “gross” profits and the decline in “net” profits in the film industry. For the first two-thirds of the interview, Steven discusses a number of the factors involved in the gross to net profit...

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