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    • Mary McNamara interview

    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Mary McNamara discusses her book, “Oscar Season.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the story of Juliet who is the assistant manager of the Pinnacle Hotel, where all the movie stars visit during Oscar season. Things...
    • Jed Allan interview, 2005

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Television actors and actresses - United States - Anecdotes; Television personalities - United States - Biography; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Jed Allan discusses his autobiography, “Please! Spell the Name Right.” He begins by describing his background acting in movies, television programs, Broadway musicals, and soap operas. He tells about his early life in the entertainment industry...
    • Tilly Bagshawe interview, 2005

    • Actresses - Fiction; Grandfathers - Fiction; Models (Persons) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Conflict of generations - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Domestic fiction; Love stories
    • Tilly Bagshawe discusses her novel, “Adored.” She begins by telling about the plot of the book and the dynamics between Duke and Caroline, the two main protagonists in her novel. Bagshawe also talks about how her characters move from London to...
    • Benjamin Stein interview, 1985

    • Adult child abuse victims - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Benjamin Stein discusses his novel, “Her Only Sin.” He begins by introducing his main character, a woman who suffered abuse as a child and can’t tell the difference between real life and movies. This woman grows up to run the largest movie studio...
    • Bebe Moore Campbell interview, 2001

    • African American women - Fiction; African American businesspeople - Fiction; African American business enterprises - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Cosmetics industry - Fiction; Betrayal - Fiction
    • Bebe Moore Campbell discusses her novel, “What You Owe Me.” She explains that her book begins in 1948 when an African American woman befriends a European Jew. The two women go into a cosmetic business together until one betrays the other. She...
    • R.J. Smith interview

    • African Americans - California - Los Angeles - Intellectual life - 20th century; African American arts - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African American neighborhoods - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century;...
    • R.J. Smith discusses his book, “The Great Black Way.” He begins by discussing some of the historical figures that his book explores, such as, Chester Himes who fathered the black detective novel. He explains how in the 1940s when President Franklin...
    • Jerry Stahl interview, 2004

    • Arbuckle, Roscoe, 1887-1933 - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Jerry Stahl discusses his novel, “I, Fatty.” He begins by explaining that his book is a fictional account of the life of comedian Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle. He says that the majority of events that happen in the book are true, but he added dialogue...
    • Katherine Neville interview, 1992 November

    • Banks and banking - Fiction; Computer crimes - Fiction
    • Katherine Neville discusses her book, “A Calculated Risk.” Neville talks about the main character and the plot revolving around the financial industry and the Rothschild banking family. Neville goes on to discuss her role as a bank vice...
    • Norma Barzman interview, 2003

    • Barzman, Norma; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography; Motion picture industry - United States; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Biography
    • Norma Barzman discusses her autobiography, “The Red and the Blacklist.” She begins by explaining that her book is about communists, like herself, who were hunted down in Hollywood in the 1950s. She talks about her early life in Russia and moving...
    • Kevin Maney interview, 2003 April 28

    • Businessmen - United States - Biography; Computer industry - United States - History; International Business Machines Corporation - History; Watson, Arthur Kittredge, 1919 - 1974; Watson, Thomas J., 1914 - 1993; Watson, Thomas John, 1874 - 1956
    • Kevin Maney discusses his book, “The Maverick and his Machine.” He begins by explaining that the book is the story of Thomas Watson’s transformation of the disorganized Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company into the more efficient and successful...
    • Michael Lewis interview, 1999

    • Clark, Jim, 1944-; Businessmen - United States - Biography; Computer software industry - United States - History
    • Michael Lewis discusses his book, “The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story.” Lewis describes the early life of Jim Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and Healtheon. He then talks about “conspicuous production,” individuals Clark has...
    • Seth Greenland interview, 2004 December 20

    • Comedians - Fiction; Television comedies - Fiction; Television authorship - Fiction; Self-destructive behavior - Fiction
    • Seth Greenland discusses his book, “The Bones.” He begins by describing the main character of his novel, Frank Bones. He explains that Frank is a comic who is very respected in his business, but his demons, drugs and alcohol, keep him from...
    • Hari Kunzru interview

    • Computer programmers - Fiction; Computer viruses - Fiction; Layoff systems - Fiction; Sabotage - Fiction
    • Hari Kunzru discusses his novel, “Transmission.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a man from India who moves to the United States to work for an anti-virus computer company. He talks about the amount of out-sourced jobs in the...
    • Kristoffer A. Garin interview

    • Cruise lines - United States; Ocean travel; Cruise Ships - United States
    • Kristoffer A. Garin discusses his book, “Devils On the Deep Blue Sea.” Garin begins by talking about the poor work conditions on cruise ships and how difficult is it to gain any kind of employment on a ship. He discusses the differences of the...
    • John De Lorean interview, 1985

    • De Lorean, John Z.; De Lorean Motor Company - History; Businesspeople - United States - Biography; Automobile industry and trade - United States - History; Automobile industry and trade - Northern Ireland - History
    • John De Lorean discusses his book, “DeLorean.” He begins by explaining that he began the famous DeLorean Motor Company. He talks about growing up in Detriot, and becoming the CEO of General Motors Company. He discusses how he started his company...
    • Teri Garr interview

    • Garr, Teri, 1952-; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Multiple sclerosis - Patients - United States - Biography
    • Teri Garr discusses her book, “Speedbumps.” She begins by explaining that she began her career as a young dancer whose parents moved a great deal because of their careers in Vaudeville. She then shares that she received her first break in the film...
    • Sidney Harman interview, 2004 March

    • Harman, Sidney, 1918-; Harman International - History; Audio equipment industry - United States; Businesspeople - United States - Biography
    • Sidney Harman discusses his book, “Mind Your Own Business.” He begins by explaining that the book discusses his life and his success in business. He shares his method of conducting business in which he rejects the practice of top-down authoritative...
    • 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...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 1990 September

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Halloween - Fiction; Cemeteries - Fiction; Screenwriters - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “A Graveyard for Lunatics." He explains that the book is his second mystery novel in which he features a fictionalized version of himself as the unnamed narrator. The book is set in 1950s Hollywood where the...
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer interview, 2003 July

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer discusses her novel, “Maneater.” She begins by talking about the inspiration for her book and how she takes notes while having lunch with her friends in Hollywood. Martinson asks Grazer to read a passage from the beginning of...

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