You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet: Interviews with Stars from Hollywood's Golden Era

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ISBN: 9780813174211; Hardcover
432 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 100 b/w images

You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet
Interviews with Stars from Hollywood's Golden Era
by James Bawden and Ron Miller

Journalists James Bawden and Ron Miller spent their careers interviewing the greatest stars of Hollywood's golden age. They visited Lee Marvin at home and politely admired his fishing trophies, chatted with Janet Leigh while a young Jamie Lee Curtis played, and even made Elizabeth Taylor laugh out loud.

In You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet, Bawden and Miller return with a new collection of rare interviews with iconic film stars including Henry Fonda, Esther Williams, Buster Keaton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon, and many more. The book is filled with humorous anecdotes and incredible behind-the-scenes stories. For instance, Bette Davis reflects that she and Katharine Hepburn were both considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara but neither was "gorgeous enough" for the part; Janet Leigh analyzes the famous shower scene in Psycho (1960), which was shot in seven days and gave the actress nightmares for years; and Jimmy Stewart describes Alfred Hitchcock as a "strange, roly-poly man, interested only in blondes and murder." Popular horror film stars from Lon Chaney Jr. to Boris Karloff and Vincent Price are also featured in a special "movie monsters" section.

With first-person accounts of Hollywood life from some of the most distinguished luminaries in the history of American cinema, this entertaining book will delight classic movie fans.

James Bawden, former TV columnist for the Toronto Star, is renowned for his distinguished profiles of movie stars and directors. He has written for Films in Review and numerous cinema magazines.

Ron Miller was TV editor of the San Jose Mercury News from 1977--1999 and a syndicated columnist for the Knight Ridder News Service. A former national president of the Television Critics Association and a recipient of the National Headliner Award, he is currently an instructor at the Academy for Lifelong Learning at Western Washington University.


Book Reviews:


    "These interviews break through the silver screen and pull the reader into a privileged world. Bawden and Miller showcase the art of the interview." -- Robert Crane, coauthor of Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's Unsolved Murder

    " You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet presents stimulating, informative interviews with a fascinating assortment of stars and leading character players from Hollywood's Golden Age." -- James Robert Parish, author of Hollywood Divas

    "This is as entertaining as the first book. You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet contains more, more, more -- a feast for movie mavens!" -- Liz Smith, New York Social Diary

    "[This] new collection, a follow up to Conversations with Classic Film Stars, showcases an illustrious group whose careers came to fruition during Hollywood's studio age.

    Bawden and Miller's book promises to delight its principal audience of movie-obsessed readers eager to feast on nuggets of celebrity gossip and industry lore teased out in conversation." -- New York Times

    "It is obvious that Miller and Bawden enjoy their subject matter and have had many great experiences with Hollywood royalty, making this book a breezy, delightful read." -- Library Journal

    "[Bawden and Miller] have pooled an extensive collection of show-biz interviews they've conducted over the years in the star-studded You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet, an easy, breezy read for movie buffs and nostalgia junkies.

    The overall tone isn't fawning, but an undeniably affectionate, leisurely stroll down memory lane, told in a relaxed, conversational style that goes down very easily." -- YES! Weekly

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