I've very envious.
Schallert has touched on more of the mid level popular culture than most any other character actor in my lifetime. Hickman has apparently had a very successful career as a "suit" in TV production for 40 years. Both would be amazing to talk to. I would have particularly liked to talk to Schallert about Collossus and Hickman about what I consider the greatest western comedy ever (take that Mel Brooks), the Academy Award winning (best actor) Cat Ballou. I bet both would have had fun stories.
Aah, wish I had your extensive knowledge of film to have asked about all of that. I pretty much focused on "Dobie" and "Patty Duke" questions, plus some SAG questions for Schallert. He is very well-spoken. Both men had nothing but good to say about their TV experiences. I was fortunate to meet a lot of my 50s and 60s TV heroes when I lived in LA in the 90s through a friend in the biz. Most of them were great to talk to and surprisingly normal human beings.
It's a pity he's a typical Hollywood Lefty.