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Thanks to Writers Visiting The Silver Screen Oasis 2008-2015

Postby moira finnie » December 21st, 2015, 7:33 am

Dear Friends,
I am not sure where to post this note, but feel that a large (and overdue) "Thank you" is due to each of the writers and members who have participated in online Q & A's about classic film books over the years. Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest have already had this Christmas card, but it really belongs here.

In appreciation of the generosity of our ongoing visiting guest writers at The Silver Screen Oasis from 2008-2015, we hope that everyone will consider giving one (or more) of their books over the holiday--and, if moved to do so, post a review on such sites as GoodReads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble to alert others to their hard work.

Thanks to all our members and guests for making this venture so interesting. A complete alphabetical list linked to each person who visited is included after the video. Book covers for many of the books discussed with our visitors from 2008-2015 are pictured in this video:

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The A to Z of Guest Writers We Have Welcomed at the SSO:

Cari Beauchamp

Book(s):
My First Time in Hollywood (editor) (Asahina & Wallace)
Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood {writer) (University of California Press)
More books here:
http://caribeauchamp.com/

Q & A with Cari Beauchamp:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6894

Kendra Bean

Book(s):
Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait (Running Press)
More here:
http://kendrabean.com/

Q & A with Kendra Bean:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6379

John Bengtson

Book(s):
Silent Echoes - Buster Keaton (Santa Monica Press)
Silent Traces - Charlie Chaplin (Santa Monica Press)
Silent Visions - Harold Lloyd (Santa Monica Press)
More here:
https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/

Q & A with John Bengtson:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5832

Karie Bible

Book(s):
Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays: 1920-1970 (Schiffer), co-authored with Mary Mallory
Location Filming in Los Angeles (Images of America), co-authored with Marc Wanamaker
More here:
https://www.facebook.com/karie.bible?fref=nf

Q & A with Karie Bible & Mary Mallory:
viewforum.php?f=69

James Bigwood

Book(s):
Not Just Batman's Butler: The Autobiography of Alan Napier (McFarland)
The Films of Peter Lorre, co-authored by Mr. Bigwood with Stephen D. Youngkin & Raymond Cabana, Jr. (Citadel)
More here:
http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.ph ... 766-6287-9

Q & A with James Bigwood:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6932

Steve Bingen

Book(s):
MGM: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot ( Santa Monica Press), co-authored with Stephen X. Sylvester & Michael Troyan
Warner Bros.: Hollywood's Ultimate Backlot (Taylor Trade Publishing)
More here: http://www.amazon.com/Steven-Bingen/e/B004K9236G

Q & A with Steve Bingen:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5831&hilit=bingen

Robert S. Birchard

Book(s):
Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood (University Press of Kentucky)
Silent-Era Filmmaking in Santa Barbara (CA) (Images of America)
King Cowboy: Tom Mix and the Movies (Riverwood Press)
More here:
http://www.rsbirchard.com/

Q & A with Bob Birchard:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1189&hilit=birchard

Kevin Brownlow
Book(s):
The Parade's Gone By (Univ. of CA Press)
Hollywood: The Pioneers (Knopf)
More here:
http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Brownlow/e/B000AQ48K2

Q & A with Kevin Brownlow:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2002

Martha Crawford Cantarini

Book(s):
Fall Girl: My Life as a Western Stunt Double )McFarland) co-authored by Chrystopher J. Spicer
The Horse with the Brocade Mask (Amazon)
Never On a Loose Rein: Feel Good True Stories of horses, airplanes and the Golden Age of Films (Amazon)
More here:
http://www.secondrunning.com/Speaker.htm

Q & A with Martha Crawford Cantarini:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6371

Shannon Clute

Senior Media Manager for Turner Classic Movies
Book(s):
The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism (Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture) co-authored with Richard L. Edwards.
More here:
http://www.noircast.net/
http://moviemorlocks.com/author/shannonclute/

Q & A with Shannon Clute:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5996

Lesley Coffin

Book(s):
Lew Ayres: Hollywood's Conscientious Objector
(Univ. Press of MS) (Hollywood Legends Series)
Hitchcock's Stars: Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System
(Rowan & Littlefield)
More here:
http://www.lesleycoffin.com/

Q & A with Lesley Coffin:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6053

Phillip Done

Book(s):
The Charms of Miss O'Hara: Tales of Gone With The Wind and the Golden Age of Hollywood from Scarlett's Little Sister (Gateway Pub.)
More here:
http://www.amazon.com/Phillip-Done/e/B0 ... ont_book_1

Q & A with Phillip Done:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6784

Al Doshna

Book(s):
Richard Anderson: At Last, a Memoir
From the Golden Years of MGM & the 6 Million Dollar Man to Now (BearManor) by Richard Anderson, co-authored by Al Doshna
More here:
http://alandoshna.com/
& at BearManor Media: http://tinyurl.com/ov8vcm5

Q & A with Al Doshna:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6883

Dwayne Epstein


Book(s):
Lee Marvin: Point Blank (Schaffner Press, Inc.)
More here:
http://pointblankbook.com/

Q & A with Dwayne Epstein:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6214

Scott Eyman

Book(s):
John Wayne: The Life and Legend (Simon & Schuster)
Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford (Simon & Schuster)
Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer (Simon & Schuster)
More here:
http://www.scotteyman.com/
http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Scott-Eyman/2388

Q & As with Scott Eyman
On John Wayne:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6684
On John Ford:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1092

Alexa Foreman

Book(s):
Women in Motion (Bowling Green State Univ. Press)
In the Picture: Production Stills From the TCM Archives,
co-authored with Robert Osborne (Chronicle Books)
More here:
http://ladailymirror.com/2015/01/05/ale ... -research/

Q & A with Alexa Foreman:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6342

Eve Golden

Book(s):
John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars (Univ. Press of Kentucky)
Platinum Girl: The Life and Legend of Jean Harlow (Abbeville Press)
More here:
http://www.evegolden.com/

Q & As with Eve Golden:
On John Gilbert:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6247&p=132886#p132886
On Jean Harlow, Theda Bara, The Castles & More:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1780&p=22415#p22415

Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Book(s):
Bad Boys: The Actors of the Film Noir (McFarland)
Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film (McFarland)
More here:
https://shadowsandsatin.wordpress.com/

Q & A with Karen Burroughs Hannsberry:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3642

Monika Henreid
Projected Book & Documentary:
Paul Henreid Beyond Victor Laszlo: A Daughter’s Memoir
More here:
http://henreidbeyondlaszlo.com/

Q & A with Monika Henreid:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6322

Michael Hoey (1934-2014)
Book(s):
Elvis, Sherlock & Me: How I Survived Growing Up in Hollywood (BearManor Media)
Sherlock Holmes & the Fabulous Faces-
The Universal Pictures Repertory Company (BearManor Media)
More here:
http://www.amazon.com/Michael-A.-Hoey/e ... p_ebooks_1

Q & A with Michael Hoey:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6616

Noah Isenberg
Book(s):
EdgarG. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (University of California Press)
Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (Columbia University Press)
More here:
http://noahisenberg.com/

Q & A with Noah Isenberg:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6520

J.R. Jones

Book(s):
The Lives of Robert Ryan (Wesleyan)
More here:
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/Ar ... hor=866632

Q & A with J.R. Jones:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6896

Preston Neal Jones

Book(s):
Heaven and Hell to Play With: The Filming of Night of the Hunter (Limelight Editions)
Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek - The Motion Picture (Creature Features)
More here:
http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Preston_Neal_Jones

Q & A with Preston Neal Jones:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6791

J.B. Kaufman

Book(s):
Pinocchio: The Making of the Disney Epic (Walt Disney Family Foundation Press)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film (Walt Disney Family Foundation Press)
More here:
http://www.jbkaufman.com/

Q & As with J. B. Kaufman:
On Pinocchio:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6936

On Snow White, Silly Symphonies and other Disney Animated Films:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4714

Matthew Kennedy

Book(s):
Roadshow! The Fall of the Film Musical in the 1960s (Oxford University Press)
Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory: Hollywood's Genius Bad Boy (Univ. of Wisconsin Press)
Joan Blondell: A Life between Takes (Univ. Press of Mississippi)

Q & A with Matthew Kennedy:
On Roadshow! The Fall of the Film Musical in the 1960s (Oxford University Press):
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6668

On Edmund Goulding, Joan Blondell (as well as Marie Dressler):
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2126&p=27132#p27132

Casey LaLonde

Project(s):
The Restoration of the Reputation of Casey LaLonde's grandmother, Joan Crawford
More here:
http://joancrawfordma.tripod.com/askcasey.html

Q & A with Casey LaLonde:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4557

Mick LaSalle

Book(s):
Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood (St. Martin's Press)
Dangerous Men: Pre-Code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man (Thomas Dunne Books)
More here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_LaSalle

Q & A with Mick LaSalle:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1344

Jacqueline T. Lynch

Book(s):
Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star (CreateSpace Pub.)
Classic Films and the American Conscience
More here:
http://www.jacquelinetlynch.com/

Q & A with Jacqueline T. Lynch:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6882

Mary Mallory

Book(s):
Hollywoodland (Arcadia Publishing)
Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays: 1920-1970 (Schiffer), co-authored with Karie Bible
More here:
https://www.facebook.com/mary.mallory.7

Q & As with Mary Mallory:

On Hollywoodland:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6394
On Hollywood Holidays:
viewforum.php?f=69

Brian McFadden

Book(s):
Republic Mysteries: The Serial Studio's Whodunits! (Kohner, Madison & Danforth)
Amicus Horrors: Tales From the Filmmaker's Crypt (Midnight Marquee Press)
More here:
http://www.amazon.com/Brian-McFadden/e/ ... ont_book_1

Q & A with Brian McFadden:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6651

Scott McGee

Ongoing Project(s):
TCM Director of Program Prod., Programming & Studio Production.
Writing a book on great stunts in the movies.
More here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny8l9sce4mI

Q & A with Scott McGee:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6731

Genevieve McGillicuddy

Ongoing Project(s):
VP, Brand Activation & Partnerships, TCM: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
More here:
http://www.emory.edu/EMORY_MAGAZINE/201 ... assic.html

Q & A with Genevieve McGillicuddy:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4667&p=72389#p72389

Denny Miller (1934-2014)

Book(s):
Didn't You Used to Be What's His Name? (To Health With You Publishers)
More here:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/d ... gon-732535

Q & A with Denny Miller:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5858

David Meuel

Book(s):
Women in the Films of John Ford (McFarland)
The Noir Western: Darkness on the Range 1943-1962 (McFarland)
More here:
http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.ph ... 864-9452-1

Q & A with David Meuel :
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6906

Scott Nollen

Book(s):
Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne and Ward Bond (McFarland)
Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame (Midnight Marquee Press)
More here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Allen_Nollen

Q & As with Scott Nollen:
On Three Bad Men:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6561&p=146339#p146339
On Glenda Farrell:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6924

Scott O'Brien

Book(s):

Kay Francis: I Can't Wait To Be Forgotten (BearManor Media)
Ruth Chatterton: Actress - Aviator- Author (BearManor Media)
George Brent - Ireland's Gift to Hollywood and its Leading Ladies
More here:
http://www.scottobrienauthor.com/

Q & As with Scott O'Brien:
On George Brent
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6785&p=154820#p154820
On Ruth Chatterton
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6264&p=133986#p133986
On Ann Harding
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4763&p=74433#p74433
On Kay Francis
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2320&p=30220#p30220

Sheana Ochoa

Book(s):
Stella Adler, A Life In Art (Applause Theatre & Cinema)
More here:
http://www.sheanaochoa.com/

Q & A with Sheana Ochoa:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6859

Christina Rice

Book(s):
Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel (Univ. Press of Kentucky)
More here:
http://www.anndvorak.com/cms/

Q & A with Christina Rice:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6419

Alan K. Rode

Book(s):
Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy (McFarland)
More here:
http://alankrode.com/public2/
http://www.filmnoirfoundation.org/home.html

Q & A with Alan K. Rode:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1480

Carl Rollyson

Book(s):
Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews (Univ. Press of Mississippi)
A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan (Univ. Press of Mississippi)
More here:
http://www.carlrollyson.com/

Q & As with Carl Rollyson:
On Dana Andrews
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6054
On Walter Brennan
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6926

Lisa Ryan

Ongoing Project(s):
As Robert Ryan's daughter, Lisa has generously shared her memories and commentary on her gifted father's life and career.
She kindly visited us and continues to enlighten others about her family, most recently when she and her siblings contributed a private letter
written to his children by Robert Ryan to J.R. Jones. "The Actor's Letter," (linked below), inspired J.R. Jones to complete a recent biography of her
father, "The Lives of Robert Ryan" (Wesleyan).
More here:
http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/HO ... 569605.php
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/fi ... id=1223003

Q & A with Lisa Ryan:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2658

Lee Server

Book(s):
Robert Mitchum: "Baby I Don't Care" (St. Martin's)
Ava Gardner: "Love Is Nothing" (St. Martin's)
Sam Fuller: Film Is a Battleground (McFarland)
More here:
http://www.noirfilm.com/bc_lee_server.htm

Q & A with Lee Server:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1739&p=21738#p21738

David Shepard

Ongoing Projects:
Film Preservationist and Restorer whose Film Preservation Associates and Blackhawk Films are
instrumental in finding, archiving, restoring and distributing silent films.
More here:
http://www.silentera.com/index.html

Q & A with David Shepard:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1458

Jeffrey Spivak

Book(s):
Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley (University Press of Kentucky)
More here:
http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title ... nMp4rYrLDc

Q & A with Jeffrey Spivak:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6917

Charlie Tabesh

Ongoing Project(s):
TCM, Senior Vice president of programming across all media platforms
More here:
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/apr/09/mi ... es-tabesh/

Q & A with Charlie Tabesh:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3540

Steve Taravella

Book(s):
Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen That Face Before (Univ. Press of Mississippi)
More here:
http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1545

Q & A with Steve Taravella:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6330

Charles Tranberg

Book(s):
Fredric March (BearManor Media)
I Love the Illusion: The Life and Career of Agnes Moorehead (BearManor Media)
Fred MacMurray (BearManor Media)
More here:
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Tranberg/e/B009EECH7C

Q & A with Charles Tranberg:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6509&p=143775#p143775

Ken Winokur

Ongoing Project(s):
Musician and a multi media producer Ken Winokur is a driving force behind the Alloy Orchestra, a group
that has created original music for silent films, producing scores and albums from such films as The Lost World, Nosferatu,
Metropolis and The Unknown.
More here:
http://www.alloyorchestra.com/

Q & A with Ken Winokur:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2493
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Re: Thanks to Writers Visiting The Silver Screen Oasis 2008-2015

Postby Lzcutter » December 22nd, 2015, 8:47 pm

Thank you, Moira!! This is awesome!
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Postby Vienna » December 23rd, 2015, 3:41 am

Wow! Thanks so much,Moira, for reminding us what a service the Oasis has provided with all these interviews with authors.
And a big thank you to all these authors for taking the time to answer our questions.

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » December 23rd, 2015, 9:51 am

I am always amazed at all the fabulous writers, celebrities, and researchers we have had visit us here. Thank you so much for all your devoted service to this site, and our mission, Moira.
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Postby Jacqueline T. Lynch » December 23rd, 2015, 12:16 pm

Such a long list, and such a great effort to arrange these visits. Thank you so much for including me among them.
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » December 23rd, 2015, 2:47 pm

Thank you, Jacqueline! We are happy you came to see us to chat about your biography of Ann Blyth. :-)
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