I TALK TO POSEIDON FROM THE FABULOUS BLOG POSEIDONS UNDERWORLD..WE TALK WHY HE'S POSEIDON, 70's MOVIES OF THE WEEK WITH CLASSIC STARS, TEAR JERKERS, SOME CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP AND MUCH MORE...FUN SHOW!!
oI talked to my friend Poseidon from the fabulous blog Poseidens Underworld. We had so much fun talking 70's movies of the week starring classic Hollywood Stars. Tear jerkers, both our encounters with David Cassidy, my encounter with Sean Cassidy doing his best Marlon Brando imitation. Lots of classic Hollywood Gossip It was very fun and he will be on again soon. He is a treasure trove of info. You will love him and his blog.
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I TALK TO AUTHOR STEPHEN MICHAEL SHEARER ABOUT HIS BIOGRAPHY OF HEDY LAMAR...SHE WAS NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL BUT AN INVENTOR..........
I talked to Stephen Michael Shearer about his biography on Hedy Lamarr titled Beautiful: The Life Of Hedy Lamarr. Its a really good read. I usually skip a page here and there but I didn't with this book. I was fascinated by her childhood, her life in Vienna, her marriage to the third richest man in Vienna and her story of her escape from him and Vienna. We talked Hedy's six marriages. None lasting or happy. Her incredible inventions and her movie career. They really did not know what to do with her.
Of course being so beautiful and aging were large in her mind. People would meet her and say" You WERE so beautiful. She soon took to getting extensive plastic surgery that was not at all flattering. She also started seeing Dr Feelgood for his amazing B vitamin shots (actually meth) She started acting erratically. She shoplifted, and then she moved to Florida and became a recluse, not even letting her children see her. In 1997 she was finally lauded for her inventions. She never got a penny from them.
This is a very extensive look into Hedy's life. You can also see Stephen on the new Hedy Movie Bombshell. Its available on Netflix.
I want to thank Stephen for being such a great guest. I'm looking forward to talking g to him about other women he wrote about; Gloria Swanson and his friend Patricia Neal.
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I TALK TO AUTHOR ERIC GANS ABOUT HIS BOOK CAROLE LANDIS:A MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL..WE TALK HER LIFE AND TRAGIC DEATH...
I talked to Carole Landis biographer Eric Gans. We talked her life, her husbands, her free attitude towards sex, her career , her traveling all over to entertain the troops during World War 2. Finally we got into her affair with Rex Harrison. She thought he was the ONE and love of her life, only one problem..he was married and had no intention of divorcing his wife. On the last night of her life Carole had dinner with Rex and its believed that Rex told her he was going to be in NYC for a long time doing the Broadway Show Anne Of A Thousand Days. What they spoke about we will never really know. Did he tell her they were over?? What is known is that Carole took enough Seconal to kill herself four times over. She left notes. One for mom and one for Rex. Rex was the first one to discover Caroles body sadly laid out in her bathroom. She was clutching rosary beads and the notes. Some cops got a hold of the note for Rex and Rex and his wife paid 500 dollars for it. Its a sad story of a very beautiful woman with many demons.
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I TALK TO ACTOR, AUTHOR, ARTIST AND PLAYWRITE RICK LENZ... HE HAD SUCH GREAT STORIES ON CLASSIC MOVIE STARS
I had such a great time talking to Rick Lenz. We discussed his memoir North Of Hollywood:An Actors Stumbling Baby Steps Toward Kindness And Peace.. Its a great read. He talked about his life and all the amazing people he worked with. He talks those Feuding Gabor Sisters and the experiences while doing Arsenic And Old Lace. He has stories on Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Lauren Bacall. He told a very funny one involving Laurens husband at the time Jason Robards. We get some scoops about Jackie Gleason, Richard Boone , Jaqueline Bisset, and so many more. He tells us about his proximity to a future Ax Murderer and playing pool with an unbeknownst to him serial murderer in a leather jacket. He got lots of hate mail for taking The Bionic Woman away from Steve Austin, The Million Dollar Man..He tells us if he is a kinder gentler man that has found peace. There are too many great stories to recount. Trust me, its a fun listen..
Thanks so much to Rick. You were amazing. I would be very happy having you on again.
Thanks to my pal Jessica Rains for making this show possible..
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What can I say. David was fabulous again. I think this is his best interview. He's honest, funny, adorable and even sings a little. He is also an amazingly classy guy. Not a mean word crosses his lips. No bad stories about celebs he worked with (gotta admit, one would have been fun.) He answers some questions from fans. "Hi Joan" and makes me realize why I think he is dreamy and the cats meow. Because he IS!!! I love him and like him. I'm proud he trusted doing interviews with me. When he said will leave them wanting more I felt sad. He really is a great guy, not only a cutie pie..
Thank you David for being the greatest and such a great interview. You are the best!!
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JESSICA RAINS COMES ON AGAIN TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM FANS OF HER DAD CLAUDE RAINS...WE TALK LOTS OF FUN STUFF. FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF NEIGHBOR JAMES STUART WAS.
Jessica Rains joins me again and it was fun. She answered questions from her fathers fans from The facebook Claude Rains Fan Group. We talk her recent trip to a North Carolina Film Festival and hitting the disco. She fills me in on her old neighbors when she was a child. James Stuart lived across the street and she tells us what kind of neighbor he was. She talks her fathers friendship with Alfred Hitchcock. I asked if he had any stories on Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant from when they did Notorious. She said no but she said it wayyy to fast. We talked Cool Whip, movies she has no recollection of being in and Errol Flynn. Its a fun listen and Jessica was adorable and honest.Listen to her tell me "Thats a dumb question" You'd think I'd asked her what kind of tree she would be. HA!! I love her..You will too..
Thanks so much to Jessica for coming on again. You are the best. PS Thanks for the guests..xoxo
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I was honored to interview my Dark Shadows crush, actually my all around crush, David Selby again. I had him to myself, no sharing with Donnie. We talked Dark Shadows, stalking Kathryn Hepburn, movies. We also talked about what he and Don Knotts (AKA Barney Fife) had in common. What someone said when they saw him teaching. I asked about his advice for having a long lasting marriage with his lovely wife Chip. We talked about so many different things. Hopefully David and I will do a few more. He is endlessly interesting and it would be a labor of love for his many loyal fans. He is a treasure trove of information. He is just simply a treasure. Not only is he incredibly handsome whether as Quentin or with his beautiful head of silver hair, he is a good person. I feel very blessed speaking to him. I've named myself The David Selby Historian.. HA!
I want to thank Michele Tsai, Wally Helvy and Sandra Lynn Sandoval for some questions they wanted me to ask David. Sandra can be heard playing Quentins theme before and after podcast. Also thanks to Joan Prato.
Mostly thanks to David Selby for being such a great guy and doing the show again. He really is the sweetest man. I am so looking forward to talking to him again. He is a doll.
I want to share something David wrote to me on Easter.
"Grace, Bless you, and your listeners....bless the fans- they gave me a life."
Bless you DAVID for bringing much joy into our lives!
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WE TALK TO THE FABULOUS DAVID SELBY ABOUT DARK SHADOWS, THE TRUTH OF MANIACAL LAUGHS, WORKING WITH BARBRA STREISAND, MEETING THE OBAMAS AND SO MUCH MORE….
What better day then Valentines Day to post my Dark Shadows crush (my crush in general) David Selby's interview. He was so great. He was charming, funny, honest and a total delight, can you tell I love him..HA!! We talked Dark Shadows and his pals, being married as a sex symbol, the truth behind maniacal laughs and lots more. WE also talked about the movies he did and what is was like working with Barbra Streisand, legendary director George Cukor on the film Rich And Famous and how great Candace Bergan and Jaqueline Bissett were to work with. We got to Falcon Crest and discussed the wonderful Jane Wyman. We also talked about the guest stars that were on the show..Mel Ferrer, Cesar Romero, and a bevy of classic movie goddesses. Kim Novack was a sweetie, his character had an affair with Gina Lolabrigida..OOO LAH LAH...Lana Turner was not Jane Wymans favorite gal, I don't think they ran with the same crowd and lots more. We talked about him being on The Waltons and being the ONLY man other then John Walton to give Livvy a romantic kiss. Check Davids IMDB page if you want to be impressed. He's done so many great things and is still working. Lots of Theatre as well. He talked about how delightful President Obama and Michelle were when he met them. I could have talked to David for hours. I want to do a ten episode podcast titled David Selby Speaks. He is endlessly fascinating and would never be boring..
Thanks so much to David for kindly agreeing to come on our show. Truly if you love him already, you'll love him more.
Thanks so much to our listeners. We really appreciate you so much.
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I TALK TO AUTHOR AND FILM HISTORIAN JOSEPH EGAN ON HIS BOOK THE PURPLE DIARIES: MARY ASTOR AND THE MOST SENSATIONAL HOLLYWOOD SCANDAL OF THE 1930S…FUN SHOW..
I talk to Author Joseph Egan about his book The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s. It talks of Mary's life and the scandal that she thought would end her career. Mary kept diaries and she let it all out on the pages. She talked about her passionate extramarital love affair, friends of hers and all sorts of very personal insights. Her ex-husband found them and basically blackmailed Mary to give him custody of her child and monetary gains. When she signed the paper Mary was very ill and horrified her diaries were made public. After seeing his behavior with their daughter Mary took him to court to get full custody of her daughter. His defense was of course her diaries..It was too juicy for people to resist. The courtroom was packed everyday. There were vendors in the hallways selling hot dogs and popcorn. It was a circus. Joe was great and he had insight into Mary via her daughter that he became email pals with. Its a fascinating story. Things I learned from this show, NEVER have a diary, but if you do don't get into your sex life and talking about other people. I'd have been horrified. Good listen. Mary was a gutsy dame. Mary's family gave Joe so many great pictures and info and he shares it with everyone.
Thanks so much to Joseph Egan for coming on the show and giving us so much great behind the scenes info. He was fun.
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I TALK TO FILM HISTORIAN AND EX NEW YORK POST FILM CRITIC LOU LUMENICK ABOUT THE PROPAGANDA FILM MISSION TO MOSCOW…..A MUST SEE…PLUS SOME FUN OLD HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP..
I had the honor, once again to sit and talk with film historian and ex New York Post Film critic Lou Lumenick about the film MISSION TO MOSCOW. I gave Lou his choice on what he wanted to talk about and he chose this film. I had never heard of it. Its got to be seen to be believed. FDR asked personally for Warner Brothers to make the book into a film to help the war effort. It was directed by Michael Curtiz fresh off his stint of director of Casablanca. The movie was based on a memoir by former Ambassador to Russia Joseph E Davies.You will meet him because he is on the screen talking about the movie for FIVE minutes before the film starts. You will get a neck ache from shaking your head as you watch this film. A few beauts, the Ambassador upon hearing that the Russians were spying on them through listening devices just fluffs it off and says "Let them listen. We have nothing to hide." !!!!!! I have to watch it again because the first time it was like a daze, a bunch of Huhhhhss..See Stalin as warm and fuzzy as a cuddly stuffed bear. Hear FDR do his best imitation of God talking to Moses in The Ten Commandments. Learn Cavier and champagne is for everybody!! There really is so much to talk about with this film. I will link you to two articles Lou wrote on this film. I'm so glad he turned me onto it. We end our chat with a few classic Hollywood tidbits. I had a great time with Lou. He will be on again soon to discuss screwball comedies. YAY!!!
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