Ben Gazzara: "In The Moment" (Carroll & Graf)

November 11, 2004

Actor Ben Gazzara, who made his name in the original Broadway production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and has appeared in over 70 films, talks about his life and his career.

Maureen O'Hara: "'Tis Herself" (Simon & Schuster)

March 19, 2004

Irish-born actress Maureen O'Hara joins Diane to talk about the determination that led her to success in Hollywood working with tough, legendary actors and directors like John Ford and John Wayne.

Gavin Lambert: "Natalie Wood: A Life" (Knopf)

February 20, 2004

Actress Natalie Wood became famous young, as the child star of "Miracle on 34th Street." She also died young, drowning off the coast of Catalina at the age of 43. One of her longtime friends, screenwriter and biographer Gavin...

Richard Schickel: "Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip" (Ivan R. Dee)

June 19, 2003

Author and "Time" magazine film critic Richard Schickel talks about his latest book, which tells the story of his own life as a child falling in love with movies in a comfortable Milwaukee suburb during World War II.

Oscar Preview

March 23, 2001

This weekend, Hollywood's biggest stars and most powerful movie moguls gather for the annual Academy Awards ceremony. A panel of film critics joins Diane to talk about this year's nominees.

Kate Buford: "Burt Lancaster: An American Life" (Knopf)

April 14, 2000

Kate Buford discusses her new biography of movie star Burt Lancaster, who is remembered as the handsome, sensual star of films like "From Here to Eternity." Buford's biography completes the image with information about his...

Jeanine Basinger: "Silent Stars" (Knopf)

February 29, 2000

Film studies professor Jeanine Basinger talks about her new book, a look back at the early days of moviemaking, when actors like Rudolph Valentino and Mary Pickford became celebrities -- even though fans had no idea what they sounded like!

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