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    • 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...
    • Sylvia A. Rouss interview, 2004 May

    • Ramon, Ilan, 1954-2003 - Juvenile literature; Joseph, Joachim - Juvenile literature; Dasberg, Simon - Juvenile literature; Ramon, Ilan, 1954-2003; Joseph, Joachim; Dasberg, Simon; Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp) - Juvenile literature;...
    • Sylvia A. Rouss discusses her book for young adults, “Reach for the Stars.” She begins by explaining that the book follows how a small Torah scroll was given to a boy in a concentration camp and was brought on board the Columbia Spacecraft. ...
    • George Takei interview, 1994 October

    • Takei, George, 1937-; Actors - United States - Biography
    • George Takei discusses his autobiography, “To the Stars.” He begins by explaining that he played Mr. Sulu in the original series of Star Trek. He talks about his early life growing up in Los Angeles and what it was like to live in...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Afton Fraser interview, 2005 February 14

    • Motion pictures - United States - Catalogs
    • Afton Fraser discusses her book, “Hollywood Picks the Classics.” She begins by explaining that the book focuses on the movies of the Golden Age of Hollywood specifically from 1930 to 1960. She divides the book into categories such as Film Noir,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Helen Tse interview

    • Tse, Helen; Tse, Helen - Family; Sweet Mandarin (Restaurant); Restaurateurs - England - Manchester - Biography; Immigrants - Great Britain; Chinese - Great Britain
    • Helen Tse discusses her family’s biography, “Sweet Mandarin.” She begins by talking about how she grew up in England, but her family moved back to Hong Kong. She talks about how her great-grandfather made a fortune in the soy sauce...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Frank Rose interview

    • William Morris Agency - History; Theatrical agencies - United States - History; Performing arts - United States - History - 20th century
    • Frank Rose discusses his book, “The Agency.” He begins by explaining how the William Morris Agency was one of the largest and most prominent acting agencies in Hollywood. He describes how a young man William Morris started the acting agency...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Joe Queenan interview, 1994 February

    • Motion pictures - United States - Reviews; Motion pictures - United States - Humor
    • Joe Queenan, movie essayist and critic, talks about his latest book, a satirical examination of movie scenes and whether these scenes truly can happen in real life; his answer: no. For the majority of the interview, Queenan talks about specific...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2002

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance,” and Jerry Weist’s biography of him, “Bradbury: An Illustrated Life: A Journey to Far Metaphor.” Martinson begins by reading an excerpt from “Let’s All Kill Constance.” ...
    • 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...

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