Mike Wallace Interviews

Confidential 1957

I stumbled into a trove of interesting interviews by Mike Wallace that are online at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Austin at Texas. Here’s Wallace’s Aug. 25, 1957, interview with the notorious Freddie Otash, the former LAPD officer who worked for Hollywood Research, which did the snooping for Confidential. Video | Transcript

Look! here’s Lili St. Cyr! Video | Transcript

Among other notables, the library has posted video of interviews with:

Steve Allen Video | Transcript

Diana Barrymore Video | Transcript

Dagmar Video | Transcript

Kirk Douglas Video | Transcript

Anthony Perkins Video | Transcript

Lillian Roth Video | Transcript

Jean Seberg Video | Transcript

Gloria Swanson Video | Transcript

Peter Ustinov Video | Transcript

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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3 Responses to Mike Wallace Interviews

  1. Dovetailing television shows to ‘Confidential Magazine’, was the L.A. Mirror’s own Paul Coates. He hosted TV’s softened up version of the magazine from 1953 to 1958. It was named ‘Confidential File’, lest anyone mistake its intention.


  2. Justin. says:

    That cover is really infamous as the one that “outed” Liberace.


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