Interview About Ann Dvorak for the Radio Program “Inquiry”

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I did this interview yesterday morning with Mark Lynch over at WICN Public Radio for his show “Inquiry,” and had a hell of a lot of fun doing it. I expect my family and friends to tell me they like Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel, but when a complete stranger has a positive response to the book, and Ann, it’s absolutely thrilling.  I love that Mark was really taken with “Historical Digest,” Ann’s abridged 18 volume history of the world that she made an audio book of in the late 1960s. That may be my single favorite tid-bit about her, though not many people have brought it up after reading the book. I was also happy he focused on her years in the UK during the War, which were my two favorite chapters to write.

I think I may get a bit overzealous when talking about Ann, but when an interviewer matches my enthusiasm like Mark Lynch did, I probably sound like a breathless teenager. Still, I hope you’ll give the interview a listen because I think it turned out really well.

The full recording is here:




  1. DickP January 26, 2014

    GREAT INTERVIEW!! You did an absolutely marvelous job in presenting Ann Dvorak to Lynch’s listeners. Lynch obviously had read “THE BOOK” carefully and was an excellent Interviewer for the event. In fact, it should be worth your time to send a copy of the .mp3 to Turner Classic Movies as an assist for an eventual interview with you. With your book, your spirit and enthusiasm, along with a great subject, TCM should jump at the opportunity for a like interview as their viewers would obviously enjoy such an informative presentation.

  2. admin January 29, 2014

    As always, thanks Dick for your support and encouragement. 😀

  3. Scott Brinson February 3, 2014

    I agree with DickP – you are exactly the type of subject TCM loves to put in its interstitials. I truly hope that happens for you, would be terrific!

  4. admin February 4, 2014

    Thanks Scott, I appreciate it, though I am still blown away that they chose Ann as the November book of the month!

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