Robert Hofler

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Rev. Jesse Jackson

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"I cried when I saw that movie," Jackson says of the Douglas Sirk sudser that resuscitated the career of Lana Turner after her daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed and killed boyfriend-mobster Johnny…

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Danielle Steel

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Despite having sold over half a billion copies of her romance novels, the author of "H.R.H." eschews any expertise on the subject of love. "I haven't had a date in so long, I wouldn't know what it is…

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Joseph Wambaugh

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As a former cop and current author, screenwriter and college professor, Wambaugh has a very special L.A. crime movie for every hat he wears. "The novelist in me has always loved 'Double Indemnity,' "…

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Phyllis Schlafly

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The phrase "rugged individualism" went out with Barry Goldwater's 1964 defeat, but one of his staunchest supporters finds the term still viable, even if "modern semantics has tried to diminish it,"…

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Ray Bradbury

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He's the giant of the genre, and so it means something when Bradbury says, "My favorite science-fiction movie is 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' because it's philosophical, it's religious. It…

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Mark Fuhrman

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In the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, detective Fuhrman found notoriety and lost his job with the LAPD. Still, he has nothing but admiration for his old profession, especially as embodied in the…

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Peter Gelb

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Gelb, who recently left his prexy post at Sony Classical Records to be general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, sticks close to his professional roots when picking a favorite "musical" film.

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Leonard Susskind

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Susskind, a founder of string theory and author of the current bestseller "The Cosmic Landscape," is not a huge fan of science fiction -- and for good reason. "Science to me is sufficiently weird and…

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Robert A. Caro

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Caro thinks of his major biography subject, Lyndon Johnson, whenever he watches the scene in David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" where Peter O'Toole lets the match burn his bare fingers and says…

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