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Tim Lucas Q&A on his new NoZone book

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Tim Lucas Q&A on his new NoZone book

Tim Lucas Q&A on his new NoZone book   Tim, could we start with you telling us something about your new book NOZONE, in general?Certainly. NOZONE collects all of the “NoZone” review columns that I wrote for SIGHT & SOUND, the magazine of the British Film Institute, between 2003 and 2012 - so, a nearly ten-year period. My editors there, Nick James and James Bell, were exemplary at their jobs. James Bell, in particular, was personally assigned to the column and always made the end result a bit better than what I initially turned in. I’ve always been bad with...

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Q&A with Adam Nedeff, author of Gong This Book! The Uncensored History of Television’s Wildest Talent Show

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Q&A with Adam Nedeff, author of Gong This Book! The Uncensored History of Television’s Wildest Talent Show

Q&A with Adam Nedeff, author of Gong This Book! The Uncensored History of Television’s Wildest Talent Show What WAS The Gong Show?The Gong Show was this unlikely pop culture phenomenon that emerged in 1976. Contestants would have 90 seconds to perform their act—any act. Singing, stand-up, ventriloquism, juggling, anything at all. There were three judges watching them and scoring the performance, and at the end of each episode, the highest-scoring act won the Golden Gong trophy, plus a check for $516.32…or $712.05…or $716.32…it changed a couple of times.But one important detail…there was an enormous gong looming behind the judges. After...

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Q&A with Louise Carley Lewisson, author of The Sheik and I - The Life and Career of Agnes Ayres

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Q&A with Louise Carley Lewisson, author of The Sheik and I - The Life and Career of Agnes Ayres

Q&A with Louise Carley Lewisson, author of The Sheik and I - The Life and Career of Agnes Ayres Talking about your new book, what gave you the idea to write about Agnes Ayres?While researching my last book on actress Mary Nolan, I ran across Agnes’ name. Like a number of other silent era actresses who did not make the transition to sound, she had taken to working on stage in vaudeville acts, making personal appearances at various move theatres and had even been a real estate agent at one stage. It was at one such vaudeville event that included...

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TEN QUESTIONS WITH STEVEN PEROS (Editor and Contributor, GIANT BEAST CINEMA)

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TEN QUESTIONS WITH STEVEN PEROS  (Editor and Contributor, GIANT BEAST CINEMA)

TEN QUESTIONS WITH STEVEN PEROS (Editor and Contributor, GIANT BEAST CINEMA)     You are an established writer for film and TV, most notably writing Peter Bogdanovich’s THE CAT’S MEOW, starring Kirsten Dunst, A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS STORY with Dolly Parton, and one of the writers on Disney’s AROUND THE WORLD IN 980 DAYS starring Jackie Chan. How did writing and editing a book on giant monsters come about?   Monster movies are my first love.  I grew up in New York where our syndicated stations consistently showed old horror and sci-fi movies.  I had a steady diet of monsters, aliens,...

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TEN QUESTIONS FOR DAN VAN NESTE ABOUT HIS BOOK, “THE ACCIDENTAL STAR: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF WARNER BAXTER”

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TEN QUESTIONS FOR DAN VAN NESTE ABOUT HIS BOOK, “THE ACCIDENTAL STAR: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF WARNER BAXTER”

TEN QUESTIONS FOR DAN VAN NESTE ABOUT HIS BOOK, “THE ACCIDENTAL STAR: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF WARNER BAXTER” When did you start writing and have you written other books? I became interested in writing early in my life. I've always had an intense desire to be creative. It sounds kind of corny, but since I can remember I've wanted to leave something of value behind. By the time I was a teenager I had written short stories, poems, songs, etc. In high school, I studied journalism, and joined my school's newspaper staff. I was in my element writing feature...

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