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February 26th, 2020    

Part 2 I talk to Author Dan Van Neste about his book They Coulda Been Contenders, Guess who was a mean Barrymore..

I talk to Author Dan Van Neste about his book, They Coulda Been Contenders:Twelve Actors That Should've Been Cinematic Superstars.  Dan picks twelve shoulda's and coulda's. Included the wonderful Zachary Scott best known as Monte Berigon in Mildred Pierce, Marian Marsh, Gloria Stewart, who had a comeback at 86 in The Titanic, John Hodiak best known for Alfred Hitchcocks, Lifeboat. We discuss his marriage to Anne Baxter and his tragic early death and so  much more. Dan also got to interview many of those profiled and we get to know some really great behind the scenes stuff. I enjoyed Dan thoroughly as I did his book.

Thanks so much to Dan for coming on the show. He was great. Mostly thanks to you for listening. You are the best.

Grace

xoxo

Dan Van Neste

https://www.danvanneste.com

 

Grace

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Also sorry I've not been posting weekly podcasts. I had about 8 weeks all set for Iconic true love stories of Hollywood. My cohost for series April VeVea got engaged and is getting married in two weeks, how dare she!! Just kidding. April is the best and I wish her only wonderful things. I'm so happy for her. We had to postpone and I had to book some guests. I've got a great group coming up. 

 

 

February 26th, 2020    

Part 1 I talk to Author Dan Van Neste about his book They Coulda Been Contenders, Guess who was a mean Barrymore..

I talk to Author Dan Van Neste about his book, They Coulda Been Contenders:Twelve Actors That Should've Been Cinematic Superstars.  Dan picks twelve shoulda's and coulda's. Included the wonderful Zachary Scott best known as Monte Berigon in Mildred Pierce, Marian Marsh, Gloria Stewart, who had a comeback at 86 in The Titanic, John Hodiak best known for Alfred Hitchcocks, Lifeboat. We discuss his marriage to Anne Baxter and his tragic early death and so  much more. Dan also got to interview many of those profiled and we get to know some really great behind the scenes stuff. I enjoyed Dan thoroughly as I did his book.

Thanks so much to Dan for coming on the show. He was great. Mostly thanks to you for listening. You are the best.

Grace

xoxo

Dan Van Neste

https://www.danvanneste.com

 

Grace

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Please come and follow me on Facebook. I post new content almost every day. 

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I'm on Tumblr and Pinterest as well. Sorry about website. Its a mess and nowhere near ready. 

Also sorry I've not been posting weekly podcasts. I had about 8 weeks all set for Iconic true love stories of Hollywood. My cohost for series April VeVea got engaged and is getting married in two weeks, how dare she!! Just kidding. April is the best and I wish her only wonderful things. I'm so happy for her. We had to postpone and I had to book some guests. I've got a great group coming up. 

 

 

 

February 12th, 2020    

My Guest Author John DiLeo and I talk about Anti Valentines Movies. I think you’ll be surprised at a few we picked

In this podcast John Dileo and I chose movies for anti Valentines Day. Ones that will not make you feel bad if you are watching alone, or worse, with someone you'd rather not be with. We both love Romance and wonderful classic Romance movies, but since I was a kid I hated how just one day a year could make people feel rotten if they don't have their Clark Gable or Ava Gardner..Or even John T Doe. It's a day where we must be consumed with cards, triple the rate flowers and heart shaped candy that is probably from last year. I have celebrated V day, but only because the people I was with wanted me to. But I always insisted on low key and they'd get Hershey's kisses the next day. I believe if you are in love every day is Valentines day. Not just this industry made day to make people feel like crap. So know there are others that think of it as just a day. There are others on social media that you should just pass on by because they present a perfect package of, 'look we are so in love, and we're cute and he's drinking champagne out of my shoe'...take heart, they will probably break up in a week. Be good to yourself. Happy UnValentines Day.  Also Happy Valentines day to those who actually Love it..

Thanks so much to the very knowledgeable and fun John DiLeo. He always makes great choices and me laugh. 

Mostly thanks to the listeners. I so appreciate you.

Grace

Be My Anti Valentines..;  )

xoxoxo

 

John

www.johndileo.com

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no song today. I have a new ditty thats not quite ready so I steer clear of licensing issues. 

February 1st, 2020    

I speak to Author Howard Johns On His Fab book A Stolen Paradise. Its a behind the scenes look at the making of the film The Night Of The Iguana. Booze, beach boys and The Liz and Dick show..

I enjoyed talking to Howard Johns about his book A Stolen Paradise. Its a wonderful look at what went on behind the scenes of making The Night Of The Iguana. It had a wonderful cast, Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon, Grayson Hall. Of course Elizabeth accompanied her Richard. The tabloids were saying would Richard go with Ava or Sue. Guess what, he stayed with his Elizabeth. There was lots of drinking, some drama, throw in John Huston and Tennessee Williams, what a story.  You will enjoy podcast and the book.

I want to thank Howard Johns for being so terrific. 

 

Mostly I want to thank the listeners. You all are the best.

Grace

xoxo

Howard

https://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Paradise-Howard-Johns-ebook/dp/B074P6S3Z7/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=howard+jones+night+of+the+iguana&qid=1580570330&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmr0

 

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January 22nd, 2020    

I Speak To Author Robert Matzen about his book Fireball: Carole Lombard And The Mystery Of Flight Three

I talk to Robert Matzen about Carole Lombard and her fatal plane crash. He tells us theories on the flight. How Carole flying or taking the train was chosen by a toss of a coin. She and Clark Gables life up to the crash and Clark after the crash. Is it true the fight they had before she left was about Lana Turner? Carole was the first Hollywood star going on the road to sell war bonds. She sold millions of dollars worth of them. Robert not only talks about the loss of Carole, her mom and Otto, but of all the doomed passengers on flight 3. Certainly not a feel good podcast, but filled with loads of info we never knew. How such a beautiful, vital woman's life was extinguished on the side of a mountain in Nevada

 

Thanks so much to Robert. He was great.

 

Mostly thanks to the listeners. I appreciate you all so much. 

Grace

xoxo

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He has written Mission. Its about Jimmy Stewarts time in WW11 as a flyer and his reentry into Hollywood.

Also The Little Dutch girl about Audrey Hepburn and her time in World War11

 

Grace

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January 12th, 2020    

I talk to Chris Costello and she discusses her father Lou Costello’s life

Chris was great. I loved her book. I loved Chris. She was the baby of the Costello family. She talks about the death by drowning of Lou Costello JR. Who was only 1 year old. Lou had asked Anne to keep the baby up so he could hear his dad on the radio. When he was told he raced home because he could not believe it. Lou went back to the studio to record the show so Lou Jr could hear him in heaven.Lou was never the same after that. She talks how her mother in law and others blamed Sue's mom Anne for the death, She retreated into alcohol as she and Lou could never talk about the death of her child. Anne felt guilty as well but it was not her fault. 

She talks about the partnership of Abbott and Costello. Why they really broke up, and did Lou REALLY pay for Dean Martin's nose job. 

Chris was the person her father waved help  to before his collapse. Sue also found her mother dead on the kitchen floor. She died of an apparent heart attack, nine months after Lou's death also of a heart attack. Chris was only 8 years old. 

Chris is now doing her own podcast and we were going to cross promote but Sue is crazy busy. 

I wanted to ask about Lou wanting to change the teams name to Costello and Abbott and the studio wisely refused. Lou was a very complex man. Generous to a fault. He added so much laughter to the world. 

Thanks so much to Chris

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Thanks so much, Grace,
 
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Thanks so much to Chris She was great..
 
Mostly thanks to you, the listeners. You are the best.
 
Grace
xoxo
 
Chris Costello
 
 
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December 29th, 2019    

Part 2 I talk to Author Stone Wallace about film noir, gangsters in the fifties and was Ma Barker just a sweet little old country lady..

Part 2

It was a lot of fun talking about the end of the forties and fifties gangster flicks.He tells us how it changed in the fifties. He also told me that it could be a falsehood that Ma Barker was the mastermind of her brood. Could it be possible she was just a simple country woman that gave birth to four sons that just happened to be psychopaths?? I'd be devastated if the Shelley Winters Ma Barker movie was not fact..

WE talk about Richard Conte, Sterling Hayden, Tough broads and lots more. WE digress every now and then but its always about classic films and actors. Also two gangsters that are most definitely in love. 

Thanks to Stony for coming on

Mostly thanks to my listeners!

I hope 2020 is a happy healthy one for you all. 

Grace

xo

You can find out more about Stone at

www.stonewallace.net

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December 29th, 2019    

Part 1 I talk to Author Stone Wallce about film noir, gangsters in the fifties and was Ma Barker just a sweet little old country lady..

It was a lot of fun talking about the end of the forties and fifties gangster flicks.He tells us how it changed in the fifties. He also told me that it could be a falsehood that Ma Barker was the mastermind of her brood. Could it be possible she was just a simple country woman that gave birth to four sons that just happened to be psychopaths?? I'd be devastated if the Shelley Winters Ma Barker movie was not fact..

WE talk about Richard Conte, Sterling Hayden, Tough broads and lots more. WE digress every now and then but its always about classic films and actors. Also two gangsters that are most definitely in love. 

Thanks to Stony for coming on

Mostly thanks to my listeners!

I hope 2020 is a happy healthy one for you all. 

Grace

xo

You can find out more about Stone at

www.stonewallace.net

you can listen at

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id1363744889

you can also hear it on spotify, google play, playerfm, YouTube and anywhere podcasts are posted.

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December 19th, 2019    

My blonde shell expert April and I talk about a brunette. But what a brunette..The never dull and ever so gorgeous Ava Gardner

April Vevea, my partner in the blonde shell series and I talk for the first time about a brunette, the sexy, gorgeous and always fascinating Ava Gardener. We talk her three marriages, some romances, her big time love of parties, dancing and alcohol. Her disdain of Hollywood which led her to live in Spain for many years. She loved the bullfighters and the flamenco. We talk some of her films. My favorite Ava performance was in The Night Of The Iguana. Ava always loved Frank, and they would reunite for a night here and there, and the fighting would start all over again. We discuss Ava's basically being run out of Spain. The older you get the harder the booze hits. She was ready to go though. Her next stop was England where she lived out the rest of her days. Ava was a fun and down to earth woman, she could be brutally honest, about herself, especially. I know I love Ava. So does our blonde shell expert April.

 

As a PS I'll be delving  much deeper into Ava and Franks love/hate relationship when I do Classic Hollywood iconic love stories. Included will be Gable and Lombard, Bogie and Bacall, The Olivier's and The Burtons.

 

Thanks so much to my friend April. I so love working with her.

Mostly thanks to my listeners. You all are the best!

Grace

xoxo

April

www.classicblondes.com

she is also on twitter and instagram.

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December 12th, 2019    

Part 2 I speak to Peter Riva, grandson of the one and only Marlene Dietrich. We talk everything Marlene. FUN!

Part 2

I talk to Peter Riva, grandson of the one and only Marlene Dietrich. WE talk his moms fabulous book. Marlenes affairs, who Peter liked the best and least of Marlene's paramours, his mother "the child" basically being Marleens handmaiden, her unconventional marriage, her unconventional ways to support the troops and so much more. I could have talked to Peter for hours. He was so much fun and so informative. You are gonna love him. 

I want to thank Peter for coming on the show. You are the best!

Mostly thanks to my listeners. Who loves ya baby?? ME!!

Grace

xoxo

All things Peter

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https://www.amazon.com/Kidnapped-Safari-Thriller-Peter-Riva/dp/1510749004/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1570733242&sr=1-1

https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781631580413

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kidnapped-on-safari-peter-riva/1132198745?ean=9781510749009#/

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