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Hollywood heyday : 75 candid interviews with golden age legends

Author: David Fantle; Tom Johnson
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1978, David Fantle and Tom Johnson, St. Paul teenagers, boarded a plane to meet with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Over the years, more than 250 stars agreed to interviews. This selection of 75 interviews chronicles the authors' 40-year quest for wisdom, insights and anecdotes from iconic artists who defined 20th century American popular culture"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Interviews
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Fantle; Tom Johnson
ISBN: 9781476632834 1476632839
OCLC Number: 1030993508
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Foreword by Robert Wagner; Preface: Origin Story; Vaudeville Was Not a Place! (Will Ahern and Eddie Parks); It Ain't Easy Being Green (Eddie Albert); Alphabet Soup (Steve Allen); Read All About Him (Ed Asner); That Nimble Tread (Fred Astaire); Having (Less Than) a Ball with Lucy (Lucille Ball); What's the Buzz? (Rona Barrett); The Biggest in the Business (Milton Berle); Dog Day Afternoon (Jacqueline Bisset); Blanc's Slate (Mel Blanc); The Importance of being Ernest (Ernest Borgnine); Comedy in Three Acts (George Burns); Measuring Up (James Cagney) What Makes Sammy Run? (Sammy Cahn)The-Great-Minneapolis-Kidnap-Caper (Frank Capra); Stardust and Residuals (Hoagy Carmichael); The Gamine (Leslie Caron); Jacked! (Jack Carter); "Beautiful Dynamite" (Cyd Charisse); "Mannix": The Last Interview (Mike Connors); Festering (Jackie Coogan); Fred and Ed (and Johnny) (Fred de Cordova and Ed McMahon); Angie (Angie Dickinson); Testy(monial) (Sparring with Stanley Donen); You Must Remember This (Julius Epstein); Common and Preferred (Peter Falk); With a Song in Her Heart (Kathryn Grayson); Man Tan (George Hamilton) This One's for the Birds (Tippi Hedren)Holy Moses!-Heston on High (Charlton Heston); All the Best Lines (Al Hirschfeld); On the Road with "Old Ski Nose" (Bob Hope); "To the Greats Without a Microphone" (George Jessel); "How Do You Like Them Apples?" (Shirley Jones and Rod Steiger); The Real McCoy (DeForest Kelley); Passing Time (with Gene Kelly); The Last of the Great Anchormen (Ted Knight); Clock Watching (with Martin Landau); The Art of Perfect Timing (Burton Lane); Janet and Tony and the Art of Crowd Control (Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis); Mum's the Word (Mervyn LeRoy) Jerry-Rigged (Jerry Lewis)"Great Songs, Drudge Assignments, It Never Mattered" (Jay Livingston and Ray Evans); Nice and Easy Does It Every Time (Karl Malden); The "Toy King" (Louis Marx); Frankly Speaking (Billy May); Baked Alaska (Virginia Mayo); Tops in Taps (Ann Miller); MGM's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Vincente Minnelli); TV's Funniest Shrink (Bob Newhart); The Great American Flyers (The Nicholas Brothers); Fred Astaire's Silent Partner (Hermes Pan); Of Mockingbirds and Maniacs (Gregory Peck); Maledictions in a Minor Chord (André Previn); Unsinkable (Debbie Reynolds) The Merchant of Venom, Defanged (Don Rickles)Behind the Tinsel (Mickey Rooney); The Also-Ran (Benny Rubin); A Delicate Balance (Eva Marie Saint); The Pen Is Mightier Than the Clarinet (Artie Shaw); By George! (George Sidney); The Untouchable (Robert Stack); A Long Meander with RJ (Robert Wagner); Benchwarmer (Eli Wallach); A Friend of Dorothy (Charles Walters); Lullabies and Nightmares (Harry Warren); A Short Take on The Three Stooges (Jules White); In the Swim with Neptune's Daughter (Esther Williams); His Favorite Things (Robert Wise); Afterword: A View from the Terrace; Index
Responsibility: David Fantle and Tom Johnson.

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