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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Alice Randall

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Author Alice Randall was born Mari-Alice Randall on May 4, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan. At Harvard University, Randall earned her B.A. degree in English and American literature in 1981. She moved to Nashville and wrote a number one country hit, XXX's and OOO's: An American Girl and became the first African American woman to have a number one country hit. Randall's first novel The Wind Done Gone, a reinterpretation and parody of Gone with the Wind, became a New York Times bestseller. Randall's second novel, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, was named as one of the Washington Post's "Best fiction of 2004." Randall wrote a screenplay for CBS based on her song XXX's and OOO's: An American Girl in 1994, and contributed to screenplay adaptations of Their Eyes Were Watching God, Brer Rabbit, and Parting the Waters. Married to attorney David Ewing, she was a writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
247 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Alice Randall
Alice Randall
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Nashville, Tennessee 2007 March 17.
Description
1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 6 min., 54 sec.)) : sound, color
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