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51: John Bailey on Norman Mailer’s Provincetown

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, Justin talks with director of photography John Bailey A.S.C about his time working with Norman Mailer on the writer’s 1987 film noir, Tough Guys Don’t Dance as well as Mailer’s supernatural believes in Provincetown. http://projectmailer.net/podcast/nms-podcast-51.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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50. The Big Empty

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society podcast, Mailer and son John Buffalo Mailer in 2006, along with host Dotson Rader discuss The Big Empty, a collaboration between the author the pair which finds them discussing a impressive bevy of quixotic concepts. http://projectmailer.net/podcast/nms-podcast-50.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Norman Mailer talks briefly about his run for Mayor of New York in 1969 as well as the class struggles in America. Mailer speaks about his experiences in Houston while he was working on “Of A Fire on The Moon” at NASA as well as manipulating individuals like President Ronald Reagan. Originally Broadcast:  Feb. 1986.

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Norman Mailer discusses the 1986 meeting of the International Penn Congress in New York City in January. Mailer discusses the outlook of the writer on government as well as a vision of life in writing. Mailer also discusses the diminishing interest in writing of the American public and how television has effected publishing. In Part…

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Over the course of his 60-year career, Norman Mailer has tackled some pretty controversial subjects—the life of Jesus Christ, the inner workings of the CIA, the final days of murderer Gary Gilmore—as part of an ongoing effort to understand the nature of good and evil. In his latest novel, The Castle in the Forest, he…