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    • Gore Vidal interview

    • Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Vidal, Gore, 1925-
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Point to Point Navigation.” He begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of his life as a novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist. Included in his memoir are his memories of Jack and Jacqueline...
    • 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...
    • Budd Schulberg interview, 1980 July

    • Schulberg, Budd; Authors, American – 20th century – Biography; Screenwriters – United States – Biography; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Biography;
    • Budd begins the interview discussing his desire to meticulously document the early years of Hollywood as well as write a personal history of the era and movies. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Budd discuss his experiences in Hollywood...
    • Alfredo Véa interview

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Veterans; Lawyers; Public housing; Vietnam
    • Alfredo Véa discusses his novel, “Gods Go Begging.” He begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the character Jesse Pasadoble. Jesse is a Vietnam veteran who now works in San Francisco as a defense attorney. Jesse is haunted...
    • Seth Swirsky interview, 2003 April 11

    • Baseball - Anecdotes; Letters
    • Seth Swirsky discusses his book, “Something to Write Home About.” He begins by explaining that the point of the book is that everyone has a story to tell about baseball. The book includes letters from President George Bush, Senator Ted Kennedy,...
    • 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...
    • Brett Paesel interview

    • Paesel, Brett; Mothers - California - Los Angeles - Biography; Motherhood - California - Los Angeles - Anecdotes; Character actors and actresses - California - Los Angeles - Biography; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Biography
    • Brett Paesel discusses her book, “Mommies Who Drink.” She begins by explaining that her book is a collection of essays about things she and her friends have experienced. She talks about her time acting on the television shows, “Curb Your...
    • 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...
    • Nahid Rachlin interview

    • Tehran (Iran) - Fiction; Americans - Iran - Fiction
    • Nahid Rachlin discusses her book, “The Heart’s Desire.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the main character Jennifer who marries an Iranian immigrant and the difficulties their opposing cultures present their...
    • John Pomfret interview

    • China - History - Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 - Biography; China - History - 1976 - 2002 - Biography; Foreign correspondents - China - Biography; American students - China - Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng) - Biography; Nanjing da xue - Alumni and...
    • John Pomfret discusses his book, “Chinese Lessons.” He begins by sharing his memories of living and studying in China. He explains that he left Stanford University to study history in China and discusses the differences between higher education...
    • James McEachin interview

    • Civil rights movement; United States. Army; Segregation; Television acting; Korean War, 1950-1953; Veterans
    • James McEachin discusses his book, “Pebbles in the Roadway.” He begins by explaining that his book is a collection of essays and stories, which he wrote in an effort to “purge the mind.” He shares his memories of serving in the army and his...
    • Richard Goodwin interview, 1988 October

    • United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969; United States - Politics and government - 1961-1963; Goodwin, Richard N.; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Richard Goodwin discusses his book, “Remembering America.” Goodwin served as a speechwriter for both President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He begins this interview by discussing the changing role of speechwriters from the Roosevelt...
    • Mimi Melnick interview, 2003

    • Clar, Reva Howitt; Dancers - United States - Biography; Vaudeville - United States - History
    • Mimi Melnick discusses her mother Reva Howitt Clar’s autobiography, “Lollipop.” She begins by explaining how her mother was a vaudevillian ballerina for the Fanchon and Marco vaudeville company and that her stage name was Lollipop. Melnick...
    • Veronica Chambers interview

    • Motherless families - Fiction; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Runaway wives - Fiction; Maternal deprivation - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American girls - Fiction
    • Veronica Chambers discusses her book, “When Did You Stop Loving Me?” She begins by explaining the plot of her novel which follows Angela who is abandoned by her mother and is left in the care of her father, a struggling magician with a strong...
    • Ellen Burstyn interview

    • Burstyn, Ellen, 1932-; Actors - United States - Biography
    • Ellen Burstyn discusses her book, “Lessons in Becoming Myself.” She begins by sharing stories from her childhood. She tells how she was sent away to boarding school at an early age and when she returned home she lived under the rule of a...
    • Gary W. Small interview, 2004

    • Memory - Popular works; Memory disorders - Prevention - Popular works; Physical fitness; Health
    • Dr. Gary Small discusses his book, “The Memory Prescription.” He begins by explaining that he wrote this book because many of his patients asked him what to do to improve their memories. He creates a system to remember names and faces that he...
    • Anne Rice interview, 1985

    • Vampires - Fiction
    • Anne Rice discusses her novel, “The Vampire Lestat.” Rice begins by discussing the plot of the novel, which chronicles the life of the vampire Lestat; a character that was first introduced in Rice’s book “Interview with the Vampire.” She...
    • Eliza Minot interview

    • Families - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction
    • Eliza Minot discusses her book, “The Tiny One.” She explains that the novel follows the story of eight-year-old Via Mahoney Revere. When Via’s mother dies unexpectedly in a violent car crash, Via struggles with her grief. She is confused by...
    • Margaret Burk interview

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History; Ambassador Hotel
    • Margaret Burk discusses her book, “Are the Stars Out Tonight?” She begins by explaining the appeal the Ambassador hotel held for the people of Hollywood in the early twentieth century. She explains how in the 1940s she started working at the...

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