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

by James Bawden and Ron Miller

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432 pages  Pubdate: 10/20/2017  6 x 9  100 b/w images

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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, a former TV columnist for the Toronto Star, is renowned for his distinguished profiles of movie stars and directors. He coauthored Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood’s Golden Era.

Ron Miller was TV editor at 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. He coauthored Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood’s Golden Era .

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

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