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    • 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...
    • Sylvia Wu interview, 1983

    • Cooking, Chinese; Cooking
    • Madame Sylvia Wu discusses her book, “Madame Wu’s Art of Chinese Cooking.” She begins by explaining that her book shares recipes from her restaurant in Santa Monica, California. She talks about her ‘long life diet’ that omits the use of oil,...
    • Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon interview

    • Musicals - New York (State) - New York - History and criticism
    • Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon discuss their book, “Broadway.” They begin by explaining that the book is a result of a 6 week PBS special on Broadway musicals. They talk about the early history of musicals, including the first performer...
    • Roddy McDowall interview, 1993 September

    • Entertainers - Portraits; Entertainers - Biography; Celebrities - Portraits; Celebrities - Biography
    • Roddy McDowall discusses his book, “Double Exposure, Take Four.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of photographs he has taken of celebrities coupled with essays about them written by other famous people. He talks about his...
    • Joseph Heller interview, 1988 December

    • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669 - Fiction; Netherlands - Fiction; Painters - Fiction; Aristotle; Painting - Fiction
    • Joseph Heller discusses his new novel “Picture This.” Heller explains that the book’s plot spans several temporal and spatial locations including, ancient Athens, 17th Century Holland, and the modern United States. Connecting these eras is...
    • A. Scott Berg interview

    • Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974; Air pilots - United States - Biography
    • A. Scott Berg discusses his book, “Lindbergh.” He explains that the book is a biography of the life and career of the legendary aviator, Charles Lindbergh. Berg shares stories concerning the detailed research that he conducted in order to write...
    • Maureen Dowd interview, 2005 December 31

    • United States - Social conditions - 21st century; Popular culture - United States; Men - United States; Women - United States; Feminism - United States; Man-woman relationships - United States; Sex role - United States
    • Maureen Dowd discusses her book, “Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide.” The book is a compilation of nine essays. In each essay, Dowd examines the current state of feminism from a different angle. She explains that the book covers a plethora of...
    • Axel Madsen interview, 1994 August

    • Stanwyck, Barbara, 1907-1990; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Axel Madsen discusses his biography, “Stanwyck.” He begins by explaining the early life of actress Barbara Stanwyck, including her sudden rise to fame. He talks about meeting her and how her personality differed from her on-screen persona. He...
    • Janet Leigh interview

    • Motion pictures
    • Janet Leigh discusses the book, “The American Film Institute Desk Reference.” She quotes Clint Eastwood who wrote the introduction of the book, which covers film history, notable people and places, film terms and expressions, film preservation, and...
    • Thea Dee Slusky interview, 1981

    • Health; Physical fitness; Skis and skiing; Exercise
    • Thea Dee Slusky discusses her book, “The Skier’s Year Round Exercise Guide.” She begins by talking about her background in skiing and her career as a physical therapist. She recommends certain exercises and stretches for beginning skiers, and...
    • Francine Ward interview, 2003 March 24

    • Self-esteem - Problems, exercises, etc.; Self-esteem
    • Francine Ward discusses her book, “Esteemable Acts.” She begins by sharing her background. She discusses how she used to be a drug addict, an alcoholic and a call girl, but then she turned her life around, graduated from Georgetown University Law...
    • John Sacret Young interview

    • Motion picture authorship; Screenwriters; Motion picture industry - California - Los Angeles
    • John Sacret Young discusses a book he contributed to, “Doing It For Money.” He begins by talking about how the book was created by the Writer’s Guild Foundation. The Writer’s Guild asked over 100 Hollywood writers to talk about their beginning...
    • Cari Beauchamp interview

    • Loos, Anita, 1893-1981
    • Cari Beauchamp discusses her book, “Anita Loos Rediscovered.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of previously unpublished film treatments, short stories, and one-act plays that span fifty years of Anita Loos' creative writing....
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Dandelion wine; The Martian chronicles; Something wicked this way comes; Fahrenheit 451; Amateur architecture; Communities; City planning; Theater; Libraries
    • Connie Martinson interviews author Ray Bradbury. They begin by discussing several of his books including, “Dandelion Wine,” “Martian Chronicles,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” and “Fahrenheit 451.” Bradbury explains that many of his childhood...
    • Steve Wasserman interview

    • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • Steve Wasserman discusses his job as the book editor for the Los Angeles Times. He talks about the duties he performs at the newspaper, including choosing book reviews to be included in publication. He describes that he usually picks books that...
    • Ken Annakin interview, 2001

    • Annakin, Ken; Motion picture producers and directors - Great Britain - Biography
    • Ken Annakin discusses his book, “So You Wanna Be a Director.” He begins by explaining how he traveled all around Europe as a child, and got his first movie role as a member of a boy’s choir. He started his film career by doing propaganda films...
    • Jacob Needleman interview

    • National characteristics, American; Social values - United States; Spirituality - United States; United States - History; United States - Moral conditions
    • Jacob Needleman discusses his book, “American Souls.” He begins by explaining the unique elements of the American Constitution including the separation of church and state, and the spirituality of the founders. Martinson asks Needleman to read a...
    • Warren Bennis interview, 1993 August

    • Leadership; Organizational change; Business ethics
    • Warren Bennis discusses his book, “An Invented Life: Reflections on Leadership and Change.” Bennis talks about the importance of consensus and including people in decisions. He discusses the approval rating of Group Seven (G7) nations and...
    • Kevin McCloud interview, 1990 November

    • Interior decoration - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Kevin McCloud discusses his book, “Decorative Style.” He begins by explaining that he built over 40 different room sets to decorate for the book. He talks about how he tried to get the flavor and mood of each period, but not copy historical...
    • Jules Asner interview

    • Women television writers - Fiction; Single women - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Jules Asner discusses her novel, “Whacked.” She begins by explaining that the book was inspired by how she stalked her ex-boyfriend through the Internet after they broke up. She says that her book is about a woman who gets revenge on an...

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