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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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Q & A with author/editor Kathy Fuller-Seeley, on Jack Benny’s Lost Broadcasts

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Q & A with author/editor Kathy Fuller-Seeley, on Jack Benny’s Lost Broadcasts

Q & A with author/editor Kathy Fuller-Seeley, on Jack Benny’s Lost Broadcasts, Volume 3 October 30, 1932-Jan 26, 1933 Q: What’s this book series about?Jack Benny and writer Harry Conn created new kinds of radio comedy in this series, sponsored by Canada Dry Ginger Ale. They started with a master of ceremonies Jack, a self-deprecating “Broadway Romeo” transplant from vaudeville, trying to put on a radio program. They added characters like a band leader, a young songstress, a commercial announcer and, after 13 weeks, a boisterous young fan from Plainfield NJ – Mary Livingstone. In live broadcasts, the gang informally...

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Q&A with Richard Torné, co-author of David Lean’s Dedicated Maniac - Memoirs of a Film Specialist

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Q&A with Richard Torné, co-author of David Lean’s Dedicated Maniac - Memoirs of a Film Specialist

Q&A with Richard Torné, co-author of David Lean’s Dedicated Maniac - Memoirs of a Film Specialist 1. How did you meet Eddie Fowlie?I was working as a reporter for an English-language newspaper in Spain and found out that there was a hotel near where I lived that had been built by a retired film specialist - Eddie. I looked into it and the hotel El Dorado in Carboneras was notable for displaying film memorabilia, including part of the décor from the 1971 film Nicholas and Alexandra, which forms part of the dining hall’s wooden paneling. I made enquiries and was...

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