Lou Gilbert, Marty Robinson in conversation with Studs Terkel
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The interview begins with Ms. Milford reading from the prologue of her book "Zelda". Ms Meyer talks with Studs about her book and the lives of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Studs reads a few lines of a farewell poem by Ring Lardner to Zelda Fitzgerald "To Z.S.F." Both Studs and Ms. Meyer read letters from Zelda and F Scott Fitzgerald from the book. Excerpt of Virginia Durr of Montgomery AL. talking about southern women and the image they have to live up to.(1965958-4-1 & -4-2) Excert of Mrs.
Studs interviews poet, writer, critic, and satirist Dorothy Parker. Topics of conversation are Parker's plays, being a critic, and the state of comedy and literature. The conversation includes references to Parker's plays "The Ladies of the Corridor" (1953) and "Close Harmony" (1924), and the lyrics she wrote for the 1956 operetta Candide. They also discuss the roles of Hollywood, television, and beat poetry in the cultural landscape.