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Fresh Air, Ray Harryhausen and Queen Latifah

Written by: Terry Gross
Narrated by: Terry Gross
Length: 50 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Special effects artist Ray Harryhausen and actress and rapper Queen Latifah on this edition of Fresh Air. Ray Harryhausen created model-animation and composite cinematography techniques. His trademark Dynamation method made possible a whole genre of science fiction and fantasy filmmaking. His films include The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts, and Clash of the Titans. Queen Latifah's currently starring in the film adaptation of Chicago as Mama, a no-nonsense prison warden. She also has a new CD, She's a Queen: A Collection of Hits. At the age of 19, Latifah was the first female solo rapper to have a major record deal. She also had breakthrough roles in TV's Living Single and in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever and had a leading role in the film Living Out Loud. Latifah is the author of the memoir Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman. (Original Broadcast Dates: January 6, 2003 and March 15, 1999)
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