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Gildzen, Alex

Interviewee: Alex Gildzen
Interviewers: Eric Slade and Stephen Silha
Date of interview: March 2011
Extent: 53 minutes, 36 seconds

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Alex Gildzen is a poet, artist and model living in Palm Springs. In an earlier life he was rare book librarian at Kent State University where he catalogued the papers of James Broughton. His most recent book is "Son of Hollywood." Gildzen appears in Joel Singer's new film "Last Words."

Guthmann, Edward

Interviewee: Edward Guthmann
Interviewers: Stephen Silha and Eric Slade
Date of interview: 2009
Extent: 45 minutes, 29 seconds

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Edward Guthmann, a friend and colleague of James Broughton, was born in Chicago and grew up in Southern California. He earned a B.A. in journalism from Humboldt State University and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1972. He was a staff writer and film critic at the San Francisco Chronicle for 25 years, winning awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Assn. and the American Society of Feature and Sunday Editors. Also a filmmaker, Edward wrote, directed and produced "Return to Cameroun" a one-hour documentary about his grandparents' lives as missionaries in Africa. His writing has been published in several publications and anthologies, and he continues to work as a freelance writer. See

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