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Nevart Apikian Entertainment Audio Interviews

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: PJM
Date: 01 May 2014

Biographical History

Nevart Apikian received a degree in journalism from Syracuse University in 1940. She began working at The Syracuse Post-Standard in 1942 as a news reporter. Eventually she became the theater and movie critic, a position she held for 25 years until her retirement in 1998.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Nevart Apikian Entertainment Audio Interviews consists of 82 audio cassette tapes. The tapes contain recordings of interviews of musicians, performers, film stars, film producers and film directors conducted by Ms. Apikian as well as recordings of press conferences. For each cassette, the name of the movie mentioned or discussed is given, if known. Movies referenced include Alien (1979), The Big Fix (1978), The Boys from Brazil (1978), China Syndrome (1979), The Fury (1978), The Great Train Robbery (1978), Moonraker (1979), Norma Rae (1979), and many more.

Arrangement of the Collection

Items are arranged in order by ID number, but are listed in the inventory below in alphabetical order.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Access to the tapes requires advance notice for production of a listening copy.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has numerous collections pertaining to television and film entertainment, including the John and Susan Edwards Harvith Interview Collection and the Steven H. Scheuer Television History Interviews. See the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing, or search our collections .

Subject Headings


Aldrich, Robert, 1918-1983.
Altman, Robert, 1925-2006.
Andrews, Julie.
Arkin, Alan.
Arnaz, Desi, Jr., 1953-
Ashby, Hal.
Bakshi, Ralph.
Bates, Alan, 1934-2003.
Bridges, Beau.
Bridges, James.
Broccoli, Albert R., 1909-1996.
Burnett, Carol.
Caesar, Sid, 1922-
Carroll, Gordon, 1928-2005.
Cassavetes, John, 1929-1989.
Cecconi-Bates, A. (Augusta), 1933-
Chayefsky, Paddy, 1923-1981.
Connery, Sean.
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939-
Cox, Patricia Nixon, 1946-
Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008.
Curtis, Tony, 1925-2010.
De Havilland, Olivia.
De Niro, Robert.
De Palma, Brian.
Dern, Bruce.
Douglas, Kirk, 1916-
Douglas, Michael.
Douglas, Sarah, 1952-
Down, Lesley-Anne.
Dreyfuss, Richard.
Duff, Howard, 1913-1990.
Dunaway, Faye.
Durning, Charles, 1923-2012.
Duvall, Robert.
Falk, Peter, 1927-2011.
Field, Sally.
Finch, Peter, 1916-1977.
Fisher, Carrie.
Foldi, Erzsebet.
Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982.
Fonda, Jane, 1937-
Ford, Harrison, 1942-
Fosse, Bob, 1927-1987.
Gassman, Vittorio.
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993.
Gleason, Jackie, 1916-1987.
Grant, Lee, 1927-
Grey, Joel, 1932-
Hackman, Gene.
Hamill, Mark.
Hassett, Marilyn.
Hellman, Jerome.
Heston, Charlton.
Hill, George Roy, 1921-2002.
Holden, William, 1918-1981.
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003.
Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985.
Hutton, Lauren.
Jarrott, Charles, 1927-2011.
Jones, Tommy Lee, 1946-
Kagan, Jeremy Paul.
Kazanjian, Howard.
Kershner, Irvin.
Kiel, Richard, 1939-2014.
Lansbury, Angela, 1925-
Lee, Christopher, 1922-2015.
Lemmon, Jack.
Lennon, John, 1940-1980.
Lester, Richard, 1932-
Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011.
Mason, James, 1909-1984.
Mazursky, Paul.
McCormick, Pat, 1927-2005.
Merrick, David, 1911-2000.
Merrill, Dina.
Murphy, Michael, 1938-
Newman, Paul, 1925-2008.
Novak, Kim.
O'Halloran, Jack, 1943-
Ono, Yōko.
Palance, Jack, 1919-2006.
Peck, Gregory, 1916-2003.
Peerce, Larry.
Porter, Don, 1912-1997.
Reynolds, Burt.
Ritt, Martin, 1914-1990.
Rivers, Joan.
Rosen, Martin.
Rowlands, Gena.
Sarandon, Susan, 1946-
Schaffner, Franklin J.
Scheider, Roy.
Scott, Ridley.
Simon, Roger L. (Roger Lichtenberg), 1943-
Snodgress, Carrie.
Spacek, Sissy.
Stamp, Terence.
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011.
Tocco, James.
Tomlin, Lily.
Travolta, John, 1954-
Voight, Jon, 1938-
Warren, Jennifer, 1941-
Weaver, Sigourney, 1949-
Wilder, Gene, 1933-2016.
Williams, Billy Dee, 1937-
Winfield, Paul.
Winkler, Henry, 1945-
Yablans, Frank.


Actors -- United States -- Interviews.
Actresses -- United States -- Interviews.
Dancers -- United States -- Interviews.
Motion picture producers and directors.
Motion pictures -- United States.

Genres and Forms



Film critics.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Nevart Apikian Entertainment Audio Interviews,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Donna M. Coyle, 2014.

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