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Gavin Lambert, The Ivan Moffat File

Author Gary Indiana joins host Elise MacAdam for this historic conference call with one of Hollywood's great insiders, biographer (Natalie Wood), novelist (Inside Daisy Clover) and screenwriter (Spartacus) Gavin Lambert, on his new book about the beautiful and damned life of the aristocratic, womanizing screenwriter (Shane, Giant) Ivan Moffat.

Gavin Lambert, friend of everybody who was anybody in film and literary society, is not just the ultimate Hollywood insider but the author of some of Tinsel Town's best stories (Inside Daisy Clover, The Slide Area: Scenes of Hollywood Life, The Goodbye People,) and biographies (Nazimova, Natalie Wood, George Cukor, Norma Shearer). He is also an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and probably the only person in the world who could possibly do justice to the complicated life of screenwriter Ivan Moffat, a legend in his own time for many more reasons than one. In this interview/performance program, novelist Gary Indiana (Do Everything in the Dark, Three-Month Fever, Resentment) joins host Elise MacAdam in the Clocktower for a telephone confab with Lambert, who illumines Moffat's life while listening to Indiana do an impromptu reading from both The Ivan Moffat File: Life Among the Beautiful and Damned in London, Paris and Hollywood and
The Slide Area
. Perfection in radio.




Hosted by Elise MacAdam, this series explores contemporary cinema through interviews with and discussions about its most pertinent contributors and contributions.