Monday, September 1, 2014

Feature Interview: Lee Grant

Well, not interviewed by me, of course. One of the Radio New Zealand podcasts had the following link:

Featre Interview: Actress Lee Grant

Actress Lee Grant was just making a name for herself in Hollywood - steady work, an academy award nomination and a promising future - when her name appeared on a list that changed everything. She was blacklisted, accused of being a communist during the McCarthy era. For 12 years, she had almost no work. When her name was finally removed, she had to make up for lost time and worked hard to hide her age. Everything from getting plastic surgery before it was in vogue, to even altering her birth date on her driver's license. Lee Grant's new memoir is called "I said Yes to Everything".

There is also a direct link to the MP3 file, which is about 7.8 MB, and 22 minutes and change. I haven't had a chance to listen to the interview yet, and certainly haven't read the book either.

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