Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age
by McGilligan, Pat, ed. and intro.
Berkeley/Los Angeles/Oxford: University of California Press. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.1986). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-520-05666-3 . (price-clipped) [nice copy, faint soiling to top of text block, tiny bookstore stamp at bottom corner of front endpaper, no significant wear; jacket lightly rubbed, no tears or chips]. (B&W photographs) A superb compilation of thoughtful interviews (many conducted by the book's editor) with some of the very best of an often overlooked and undervalued breed, the Hollywood screenwriter (many of whom were accomplished novelists as well, such as W.R. Burnett, James M. Cain and Niven Busch). The interviews, each of which is accompanied by a brief but informative introduction and a list of the subject's screen credits, are with (in addition to the three already mentioned) Charles Bennett, Lenore Coffee, Philip Dunne, Julius J. Epstein, Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Norman Krasna, John Lee Mahin, Richard Maibaum, Casey Robinson, Allan Scott, and Donald Ogden Stewart. . (Inventory #: 22190)
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