TRUE STORIES OF TINSELTOWN: I TALK TO AUTHOR STONE WALLACE ABOUT HIS GREAT BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE RAFT. HE WAS A GREAT DANCER, A LOVER, A MOB NO WANNA BE AND A REAL PUSSYCAT….
I speak to Author Stone Wallace about his great biography of George Raft- The Man That Would Be Bogart. I was not the biggest George Raft fan but I thought he was fascinating. After reading his bookI felt I knew George and liked him a lot. He was a complex man. He was sensitive, insecure and one hell of a dancer. We talk his hardscrabble upbringing in Hells Kitchen. How he got into dancing. When and how he got into movies. The broads and dames he loved and lost. I truly felt sad for George. His hanging with gangsters made his life harder then need be. My armchair shrink thinks he wanted away from these guys but was afraid of what they might do. We talk it all.
Thanks so much to Stone Wallace for coming on the show.
Thanks so much to the listeners. Even if you don't really care about George Raft I think you would like learning about him.
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Leah Williams from the fabulous blog Cary Grant Won't eat you and facebook site of the same name joins me again to discuss women who love too much in Classic Movies. There are SOOOOOO many but we each got to choose three. We had to be sure the other had watched them. It was so hard to choose only three and which three but we did it. We talk roles by Gene Tierney, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Irene Dunne and Rita Hayworth. It was lots of fun. I want to do another women who love to much and a men who love too much in classic films. There are lots of guys that have been mezmerized by screen dames that are not exactly women you bring home to mother. See if you agree with our choices..
Thanks so much to Leah. She is a very busy woman but she found th time to join me again.
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I TALKED TO STEVE, A HUGE CLASSIC MOVIE FAN ABOUT THE WAVISHING KAY FRANCIS< HIS TOP TEN PICKS FOR FAVE ACTRESSES, ONE I HAD NEVER HEARD OF...JUST GENERAL CLASSIC MOVIE FABULOUSNESS..
I talked to Steve, a true lover of Classic movies. It was just two huge classic movie buffs yakking away. I enjoyed myself thoroughly. Steve knows his Kay Francis, who I also really love and we talked her movies. Some obscure but always worth a watch to see what fabulous frock Kay would be in. WE chatted a bit about a four time co star of Kays, Ricardo Cortez. Ricardo, real name Jacob Krantz was born in NYC to Austrian immigrants. Ricardo is Steves fave creep of precodes. Mine is Warren William. We also talked Steves top ten of his favorite actresses and bet me mine would not be the same. He was right. We had a couple of the same faves, he had one actress I had never heard of. All in all it was a fun chat with a fellow fan.
Thanks so much to Steve for coming on the show. I felt like we were old pals. I met him on my facebook page www.facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown. I am so happy to have him as a contributor. He always has some fascinating tidbit I never heard of. You can find him there and say hey.. He will also be back on the show. I loved him..
Thanks to the listeners. Classic movie fans are so great and a wonderful community.
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I'm so excited donnie and I took time off for the summer and our first guest will be Ed Asner!!. I love that guy..
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I TALK TO KAREN FROM HER FAB BLOG SHADOWS AND SATIN...WE TALKED CLASSIC MOVIES,FILM NOIR, PRECODE AND MOVIES SHE DOESNT GET..
I talked to Karen from her fabulous blog Shadows and Satin. I've been a big fan of hers for a while so I was thrilled to have her on. She covers film noir and precode films. We talked about a couple you just can't miss precodes. We discussed ten movies she just doesn't get, meaning she understands the film but wonders why its a big deal. I agreed with a Loy of her choices. We also discussed the Turner Classic Movie Festival. I was so jealous. Next year if Im around I'm going..It was fun. Karen knows her stuff. Thanks so much for being a guest. I'd love you to come back on.
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Lots of great reading. You can get her newsletter and Karen has also written a couple Noir books. All info on her page. Check her out. Her blog is addictive..
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I SPEAK TO AUTHOR MARY MALLORY ABOUT HER BOOK..Living With Grace: Life Lessons From America's Princess...
Mary and I had a great time chatting about Grace Kelly. The pictures in her book are fabulous. We discuss Grace's childhood where she was definitely not her fathers favorite. She set out to live life on her terms. She really was an amazing woman.
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I TALKED TO MY PAL ALEX HUNTER TO SEE WHATS UP SINCE OUR LAST VISIT. WE TALK COING OUT IN THE FIFTIES OR SIXTIES. CAREERS WOULD STILL BE RUINED, ALSO SOME JOAN COLLINS AND LONI ANDERSON SCOOP..
I was so happy to have my friend Alex Hunter on my show again to see whats been going on in her life. Alex wrote the incredible book..Joi Lansing; A Body To Die For. A LOVE Story. if you have not read this book I highly recommend it. Alex has a way of making the reader feel like we are living this with her. Its great
We talked some exciting stuff. Alex was invited by a high school to give a lecture to senior students on her book. They loved her. The school is buying six hundred books to be on their curriculum. YAY ALEX! One school down, more to go. We talked her appearances on TV and radio and I pondered if she had gone show biz on me. We discussed the recent death of Tab Hunter and the movie being made about his affair with Anthony Perkins. They would pick up dates/beards and double date but at the end of the night Tab and Tony went off their own as did their dates. I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie. I thought that Joi and Alex story can come at it from two women in love and closeted in the age of flower children and free love. It was NOT THAT free. you would still be ruined if they found out someone was gay.. I asked how Joy feltt about the big change in films and the 50's and sixty bombshells were not being cast. You had Faye Dunaway, Jane Fonda etc.. She noticed and was very distressed. I asked Alex if she thought it had changed much since classic Hollywood to the fifties to today. She thinks its better but no one should be forced out of closet.
She told me her recent fan shows she's been too. One was in LA and she had a blast. The other one was as Jois partner to celebrate superman. Joi played the man of steels wife. WHO KNEW!! Alex had a great time. I asked her for some juice. She provided. All of a sudden Diva Joan Cllins comes into the room by her space, where she is not pleased to see Bombshell Loni Anderson was in the booth next to her. Queen Joan would have none of that and after some choice words they took Joan away from Lana and she was the entrance not closely to anyone. Once a diva, always a diva.
I really loved having Alex on. She is always fun.Plus she's my pal. Lets get her movie made!!
Thanks to Alex Hunter. Who loves ya baby!!
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I had a great time talking to Lisa Iannucci about her book On Location: A FILM AND TV LOVERS TRAVEL GUIDE. She told me about attending The Lucille Ball Festival in Lucy's hometown of Jamestown, New York . I so want to go and stomp some grapes. She and her very game hubby took it on and had a blast. We talked Clark Gables house and hometown, The Ava Gardner Museum, The Hollywood Museum that has so much great classic movie memorabilia. The Gone with the Wind Museum, the Andy Griffith museum, who knew, there is even a Don Knotts museum. Theres an Alfred Hitchcock Walking tour and of course visiting the graves of the stars. She has all great places to visit in the United States in State alphabetical order. There are a ton of great places I'd like to check out. She gives all the info you need. She got to Bedrock and slid down a huge dinosaurs tale. FUN!! I highly recommend Lisa's book. There are so many places you would never know about. She is even going to do a second book because there are so many places.
Thanks so much Lisa! You were so great.
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MY GUEST WAS THE VERY COOL KATHY GARVER, MY BUD POSEIDON WAS MY COHOST, WE TALKED CLASSIC MOVIES AND UNCLE BEEYOOO….
I TALK TO LEAH WILLIAMS FROM HER GREAT BLOG "CARY GRANT WON"T EAT YOU". WE TALK CAD STEVEN DALLAS, DREAMY DIMPLED WILLIAM POWELL AND ANN BAXTER IN BLUE GARDENIA ACTING GUILTY ..
I had a great time talking to Leah Williams from the blog Cary Grant Won't EAT YOU.. I love that title. I had read a post she did on Villain Steven Dallas from Stella Dallas. It was a great read and made me want to punch Stevie baby even more. We also talk about Brief Encounter and ask is Dr Alec a sincere sensitive guy or a shyster that has done this kind of thing regularly, the old, my friend lets me use his bachelor pad ploy. Then we move onto Blue Gardenia starring Ann Baxter. Its a fun flick with Raymond Burr playing a lecherous artist. She gets dumped by her soldier boy and ends up at dinner with that swinger Raymond and gets very drunk, much to Raymonds delight. He brings her back to his bachelor pad and tries to make advances on poor Ann. Ann being drunk....but not that drunk....Fights off the brute and here comes the fireplace poker. She is the opposite of cool as a cucumber. Ann Sothern and Richard Conti also star. Theres a funny scene when Richard tosses his little black book to his friend since he won''t need it anymore. Then onto the adorably suave, cool, and very funny William Powell. We both find him to be incredibly dreamy. I'm swooning now.
Thanks so much to Leah for being my guest. It was her first podcast and she was great!! She'll be back.
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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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