Friday, April 04, 2008

How To Waste An Entire Week Of Work

Most of the time I find ways for you to blow off 30 minutes or so of work. Today however, I have found a way for you to waste away an entire 40 hour work week and be entertained and informed at the same time. All of that sounds like an infomercial doesn't it? So Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes fame used to have an interview program back on ABC in 1957 and 1958. He gave those interviews to the University of Texas and they are all online. I tried to embed them, but I am lazy and there are lots, so you will just have to click over to their site. If you click the link for Gloria Swanson's video it should pop up, but if not, you can click here to see the entire list of interviews. You have to watch the Anthony Perkins one. Oh, and if you can't understand what they are saying, if you click on the T button on the video box, up pops a transcript.

Gloria Swanson

4/28/1957

Gloria Swanson, one of Hollywood's most spectacular stars, talks to Wallace about why she is not making films, sex appeal, Hollywood in the 1920s, marriage, plastic surgery, and cancer cures.

Watch Video Read Transcript

6 comments:

brum said...

these are fantastic, thank you Ent.

Reese said...

Wow, thanks so much for these, Enty. I'm watching Frank Lloyd Wright; incredible interview. So glad to know about this resource!

Moonmaid said...

hmm link is dead

Moonmaid said...

Here is the correct link:

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/film/holdings/wallace/

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I didn't know who some of these people were - but when I read who they are, I want to know them.

sillyme said...

Watch the Elsa Maxwell video, too; it's great. I can't believe Enty posted this b/c I just spent the last half hour watching Dr. Kissinger and Salador Dali. They are so good!1