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    • Teena Apeles interview, 2004

    • Women heroes - Biography; Women heroes - Folklore
    • Teena Apeles discusses her book, “Women Warriors.” She begins the interview by talking about some of the earliest female warriors found in Greek and Roman mythology. She talks about heroes such as Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, and other...
    • 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 She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of previously unpublished film treatments, short stories, and one-act plays that span fifty years of Anita Loos' creative writing....
    • Robert Eversz interview, 2005 February 14

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Paparazzi - Fiction; Women photographers - Fiction; Zero, Nina (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Robert Eversz discusses his book, “Digging James Dean.” He begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in his Nina Zero series. He details how his heroine, ex-convict Mary Alice Baker, who now goes by the name Nina Zero, is working as a...
    • Bridget Hughes interview 2004 August 02

    • Literature - Collections
    • Bridget Hughes discusses her book, “The Paris Review.” She begins by sharing that prior to George Plimpton’s death and her promotion to editor she had been a managing editor for "The Paris Review" and worked directly with Plimpton putting the...
    • Aram Saroyan interview, 1982

    • Saroyan, William, 1908-1981 - Death and burial; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Aram Saroyan discusses his book, “Last Rites.” He begins by explaining that he is the son of famous Depression Era writer William Saroyan. He talks about the strained relationship between his father and the family. He describes that he followed...
    • 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...
    • Harry Flynn interview

    • Landon, Michael, 1936-1991 - Anecdotes; Television actors and actresses - United States - Anecdotes
    • Harry Flynn discusses his book, “Michael Landon.” He begins by discussing Michael Landon’s life growing up and the television special he did on being a bed wetter. Flynn then explains how Landon discovered he had cancer. He goes on to share stories...
    • Bill Bryan interview

    • Reality television programs
    • Bill Bryan discusses his book, “Keep It Real.” He begins by commenting on the similarities between the book’s plot and some major modern television shows. He then details the plot of the novel which follows the protagonist Ted who over hears...
    • Dale Brown interview

    • McLanahan, Patrick (Fictitious character) - Fiction; International relations - Fiction; Nuclear warfare - Fiction; Generals - Fiction
    • Dale Brown discusses his book, “Plan of Attack.” He begins by explaining that his long running character Patrick McLanahan is having trouble aging as he turns forty-seven and has some run ins with authority that leads to his demotion in the air...
    • Jerry Herman interview, 1997

    • Herman, Jerry, 1933-; Composers - United States - Biography
    • Jerry Herman discusses his autobiography, “Showtune.” He begins by explaining his life and career as a Broadway composer. He talks about his early life and his love for the piano. He describes how his mother encouraged him to pursue a music...
    • Kate White interview, 2002 May

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    • Kate and Connie start the interview talking about some of the real-world editors that serve as the models for the characters in her novel. For the majority of the interview, Kate interweaves her experience as a professional magazine editor with...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Daniel J. Boorstin interview, 1992 October

    • Civilization - History; Arts - History; Creation
    • Daniel J. Boorstin discusses his book, “The Creators.” He begins by explaining that the idea of a single religious ‘creator’ is a Judeo-Christian phenomenon and it is not seen in other cultures that worship multiple gods. He talks about how his...
    • Mollie Gregory interview, 2002

    • Women motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Mollie Gregory discusses her biography, “Women Who Run the Show.” She begins by talking about her own personal background working in the film industry in Hollywood and how she wrote for comedies, documentaries, and television shows in the 1970s. ...
    • 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...
    • Pierre Cossette interview, 2004 January

    • Cossette, Pierre; Impresarios - Biography
    • Pierre Cossette discusses his book, “Another Day in Showbiz.” He begins by explaining that he grew up in Pasadena, went to UCLA, and worked as a musical booking agent in Las Vegas. He describes how he sold musical acts to hotels when new...
    • Leah Komaiko interview, 1999

    • Female friendship
    • Leah Komaiko discusses her book, “Am I Old Yet?” She begins by talking about how she primarily writes children’s books and young adult novels, but wanted to write this book about her personal experiences with friendship. She describes how she...
    • Aimee Liu interview, 2007

    • Liu, Aimee; Eating disorders - Psychological aspects; Eating disorders - Patients - Biography; Anorexia nervosa - Patients - United States - Biography; Eating Disorders; Eating Disorders - psychology; Anorexia Nervosa; Anorexia Nervosa - psychology
    • Aimee Liu discusses her book, “Gaining.” She begins by talking about her own past as a teenager suffering from anorexia and how she thought that she had recovered. She discusses some personality traits that make people prone to eating disorders:...
    • Margot Livesey interview

    • Amnesia
    • Margot Livesey discusses her book, “The Missing World.” She begins by explaining that the book is somewhat autobiographical in that she always longs for second chances in the way that some of the characters in the book do. She then explores the...

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