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Tom Clavin: Getting Into the Act

Interview with author of book about Louis Prima and Keely Smith

Cover of That Old Black Magic

Tom Clavin is the author/co-author of eleven books, including Roger Maris, The Last Stand of Fox Company and Halsey’s Typhoon. His articles have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Men’s Journal, Parade, Reader’s Digest and others. He was a contributing reporter for the New York Times for 15 years. His latest book is That Old Black Magic: Louis Prima, Keely Smith, and the Golden Age of Las Vegas, published by Chicago Review Press.

Clavin spoke with JT about Prima, Smith and getting the right tone for the subject at hand.

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