Hollywood Heyday: 75 Interviews with Golden Age Legends Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, James Cagney, George Burns

Fred Astaire, left, and Gene Kelly talk during MGM's musical extravaganza "That's Entertainment" Part II in this 1976 handout photo. (AP Photo, files)

Authors David Fantle and Tom Johnson talk to Dave Plier about their 40 year adventure, interviewing more than 250 other stars including Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, James Cagney, Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, George Burns, Rod Steiger, Milton Berle and Frank Capra, all featured in their new book ‘ Hollywood Heyday’. The book features a selection of 75 interviews chronicles the authors’ 40-year quest for insights and anecdotes from iconic 20th century artists. To buy the book, visit: https://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Heyday-Candid-Interviews-Legends/dp/1476668051