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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...
    • Ajay Sahgal interview, 1994

    • Actors - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Ajay Sahgal discusses his novel, “Pool.” He begins by explaining how he gave the book minimal details like a screenplay, and wrote it in 3 acts. The book is about an actor who quits a movie before completion and decides to build a pool by...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2005

    • American essays
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Bradbury Speaks: Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars.” Bradbury talks about his time in Europe, and his travels to England, Paris, and Rome. He goes into his relationship with Federico Fellini and...
    • 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...
    • Burt Boyar interview, 2001

    • Davis, Sammy, 1925-1990; Entertainers - United States - Biography
    • Burt Boyar discusses the life of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. and talks about Davis’s autobiography, “Sammy.” Boyar describes how he and his late wife Jane decided to contribute new material to “Sammy” after the death of their long-time...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1986 August

    • Ex-convicts - Fiction; New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “If Tomorrow Comes.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a woman who breaks out of jail and flees to Europe. He talks about how he tried to incorporate humor into his book and modeled his...
    • Persia Woolley interview, 1990

    • Guenevere, Queen (Legendary character) - Fiction; Arthurian romances - Adaptations; Queens - Great Britain - Fiction
    • Persia Woolley discusses her novel, “Queen of the Summer Stars.” She begins by explaining that this book is the second installment of her trilogy about Queen Guenevere. She talks about how she tried to write the book as historical fiction,...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Boze Hadleigh interview, 1994

    • Homosexuality in motion pictures
    • Boze Hadleigh discusses his book, “The Lavender Screen.” He begins by talking about gay and lesbian actors and actresses in Hollywood. He discusses how Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo were androgynous dressers in real life. He discusses the...
    • Elijah Wald interview, 2004

    • Johnson, Robert, d. 1938; Blues musicians - Mississippi - Biography; Blues (Music) - Mississippi - History and criticism
    • Elijah Wald discusses his biography “Escaping the Delta.” He begins by explaining the influence of Blues musician Robert Johnson and how the genre of the Blues did not start in Mississippi like previously thought. He talks about other famous...
    • Suzanne Lloyd interview

    • Lloyd, Harold, 1893-1971; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Comedians - United States - Biography
    • Suzanne Lloyd discusses the biography she co-authored with Jeffrey Vance, “Harold Lloyd.” She begins the interview by talking about what it was like to be the granddaughter of Hollywood actor Harold Lloyd and how he raised her when she was a...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Peter Hay interview, 1991 December

    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - History
    • Peter Hay discusses his book, “MGM: When the Lion Roars.” He begins by explaining that this book was written in conjunction with a 6-hour film about the production studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer. He talks about famous movies MGM made, and how it...
    • Don Bachardy interview, 2004 April

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - Anecdotes
    • Don Bachardy discusses his book, “Stars in My Eyes.” The book contains diary entries that were written during portrait sittings. Bachardy shares stories about Bette Davis, Alice Faye, Mia Farrow, Jill St. John, Vicente Minelli, Lawrence...
    • Patty Fox interview, 1995 December

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - Clothing - California - Los Angeles; Fashion - History - 20th century; Costume - History - 20th century
    • Patty Fox discusses her book, “Star Style.” She begins by talking about ordinary women who transformed themselves into icons using their sense of personal style. Some of the women she talks about in the book are: Gloria Swanson, Joan...
    • Bruce Wagner interview, 2004 January

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Bruce Wagner discusses his novel, “Still Holding.” He begins by explaining that he grew up in Hollywood, CA and writes stories that explore the culture and heritage of the area. He describes the psychology of celebrity stalkers, look-a-likes,...
    • Aljean Harmetz interview

    • Motion picture industry - United States; Motion picture producers and directors - United States; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States; Screenwriters - United States
    • Aljean Harmetz discusses her book, “Rolling Breaks and Other Movie Business.” She begins by explaining the glamorous on-screen side of Hollywood as well as the darker side that happens behind the scenes. She gives examples of how movie stars...
    • John Badham interview, 2006

    • Motion pictures - Production and direction; Motion picture acting
    • John Badham discusses the book he co-authored with Craig Modderno entitled, “I’ll Be in My Trailer.” He begins by talking about some of the movies he directed like “Saturday Night Fever” and “War Games.” He tells anecdotes of...

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