True Stories Of Tinseltown

I talk to Dayna DeCarlo and Lisa Salzano-Sanita about their book Conversations With Cagney: The Early Years. We talk his later years and I give them some good news..

This is really a part 2 on James Cagney. In this episode we concentrate on his later years and how these two fab women became friends, co authors and self proclaimed Cagnerds. I am an honorary Cagnerd. We have fun and when I call them Cagnerds I'm only teasing. I love these women. Lots to learn about the wonderful Jimmy Cagney. 

You can find there book all over. Very happy you can find it here also.

https://shop.tcm.com/conversations-with-cagney-the-early-years/9781629334103

You can chat with the ladies on their wonderful James Cagney page

www.facebook.com/JamesCagney

I want to thank them both so much for talking about James.

Most of all I want to thank my listeners. You are the best. Stay Safe!

Love you all,

Grace

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I talk to the fab Laurie Jacobson about her new book. TV dinners 40 classic tv kid stars dish up fave recipes and memories. Wheres Larry Mondello??

I had a great time talking to my friend Laurie Jacobson about her new book TV Dinners..40 Classic TV Kid Stars Dish Up Favorite Recipes And Memories. We had so much fun catching up and talking about her book. She knows all the folks in the book because she became a member of the kid stars family after she married Jon Provost, who was Timmy in The Lassie Show. There are so many of our faves. Veronica and Angela Cartwright. They were from England and both so talented. You remember Veronica for her amazing performances in The Birds and The Children's Hour. Veronica continued acting as an adult. I've just recently been watching The X Files..I know 20 years later. Veronica had a major recurring part. Angela was known for Make Room For Daddy, Lost In Space and The Sound Of Music. She is now a wonderful artist. Lots of scoops. 

We talk the Leave It To Beaver Crew..Larry Mondello was missing, now he's found. The Walton's The Brady Bunch, The Dick Van Dyke show, My Three Sons and so many more. They all give fave food as kids, then give yummy recipes as adults. It will make you long for wonder bread, peanut butter and Marshmallow fluff. 

This is a fun podcast for these crazy days. I read the book curled up and just enjoyed seeing what happened to all these wonderful kid stars that have brightened many a generations day.

I thank Laurie so much for coming on. We did a few scoops ourselves. She is so much fun and I love her. 

Mostly thanks to my listeners. I'm so excited to have heard from people that have just stumbled across the podcast. 

I love you all, from my long time listeners on down. Please be safe. 

Grace

xoxo

Check out Laurie and her other books on

www.lauriejacobson.com

 

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Part 1 I talk to author Sloan De Forest on films that show hard times and people coming through them better then ever..

I talked to my pal Sloan about movies that show there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Some are from the depression era, WW2, and others various time periods. It was not gloom and doom. I think they are very good films.

We did this at the beginning of pandemic. Me being in the Manhattan terrified me. Sloan too as she is in L.A. I got the virus and fortunately it was not bad enough to have to be hospitalized (thankfully) Not saying it was a walk in the park either. I am much better and am finally putting this out. 

Listen to the calming voice of Sloan. Turn down volume when I come on. I admit to drinking wine without food in my stomach so I sounded nasal and horrible. I'm so sorry. I horrified myself. TRUE..I learned my lesson. Voice lessons and no wine. 

Sloan is great. She has written two fun and fab books. Really fun reads. She is working on another right as I write.

https://www.amazon.com/Turner-Classic-Movies-Must-See-Sci-fi-ebook/dp/B075CRF2Z1/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=sloan+deforest&qid=1588426649&s=books&sr=1-3

https://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Dames-Turner-Classic-Movies-ebook/dp/B07K6JPJ3D/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=sloan+deforest&qid=1588426649&s=books&sr=1-1

So thanks a zillion to Sloan for coming on and her patience for me getting this out.

Thanks mostly to the listeners (turn me down)

Be safe!

Grace

xoxo

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Part 2 I talk to author Sloan De Forest on films that show hard times and people come out of it

I talked to my pal Sloan about movies that show there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Some are from the depression era, WW2, and others various time periods. It was not gloom and doom. I think they are very good films.

We did this at the beginning of pandemic. Me being in the Manhattan terrified me. Sloan too as she is in L.A. I got the virus and fortunately it was not bad enough to have to be hospitalized (thankfully) Not saying it was a walk in the park either. I am much better and am finally putting this out. 

Listen to the calming voice of Sloan. Turn down volume when I come on. I admit to drinking wine without food in my stomach so I sounded nasal and horrible. I'm so sorry. I horrified myself. TRUE..I learned my lesson. Voice lessons and no wine. 

Sloan is great. She has written two fun and fab books. Really fun reads. She is working on another right as I write.

https://www.amazon.com/Turner-Classic-Movies-Must-See-Sci-fi-ebook/dp/B075CRF2Z1/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=sloan+deforest&qid=1588426649&s=books&sr=1-3

https://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Dames-Turner-Classic-Movies-ebook/dp/B07K6JPJ3D/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=sloan+deforest&qid=1588426649&s=books&sr=1-1

So thanks a zillion to Sloan for coming on and her patience for me getting this out.

Thanks mostly to the listeners (turn me down)

Be safe!

Grace

xoxo

Please follow my Facebook page. I put out lots of pics and tidbits on our favorite classic Hollywood stars

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I talk to Dana Andrews biographer, Carl Rollyson. We talk Dana’s life, opera singing, alcoholism, and Joan Crawford wanted him…and not for gin rummy..

I talk to author Carl Rollyson on his fab biography on one of my faves and I believe very underrated Dana Andrews. It's called Hollywood Enigma..Dana Andrews. Its a great read.Carl had access to Dana's journals that he wrote for ten years, and much info given to him by Danas Daughter.  Find out how sensitive Dana was. He saved love letters, loved his wife and family. Dana was not perfect, he was an alcoholic. His wife filed for divorce to shake Dana up to get help with his drinking. He did. They stayed married. Funny stories about Joan Crawford and Dana. Alice Faye and her big time crush on Dana, while filming Fallen Angel. The tragic death of his youngest son and his one known infidelity. He was a private guy that loved his family, but has his demons. 

Thanks so much to Carl for being a great guest.

All about Carl

www.carlrollyson.com

Mostly Thanks to all the listeners. I have some more great stuff coming up. 

 

Much love,

Grace

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I talk to Dana Andrews biographer, Carl Rollyson. We talk Dana’s life, opera singing, alcoholism, and Joan Crawford wanted him…and not for gin rummy..

I talk to author Carl Rollyson on his fab biography on one of my faves and I believe very underrated Dana Andrews. It's called Hollywood Enigma..Dana Andrews. Its a great read.Carl had access to Dana's journals that he wrote for ten years, and much info given to him by Danas Daughter.  Find out how sensitive Dana was. He saved love letters, loved his wife and family. Dana was not perfect, he was an alcoholic. His wife filed for divorce to shake Dana up to get help with his drinking. He did. They stayed married. Funny stories about Joan Crawford and Dana. Alice Faye and her big time crush on Dana, while filming Fallen Angel. The tragic death of his youngest son and his one known infidelity. He was a private guy that loved his family, but has his demons. 

Thanks so much to Carl for being a great guest.

All about Carl

www.carlrollyson.com

Mostly Thanks to all the listeners. I have some more great stuff coming up. 

 

Much love,

Grace

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

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

I'm also on you tube, spotify, google play, playerfm, racketeer radio and anywhere podcasts are posted. 

Check out my Facebook page. I add lots of new content. 

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My pal John DiLeo and I talk ten movies to cheer us up in these incredibly hard times..I think one will surprise you..But its good..I think…

My pal author John DiLeo and I discuss ten films that should help you through these scary times. We all need the distractions. I hope you enjoy our choices. 

Much thanks to John who is fabulous as ever.

Most thanks to the listeners. You are the best. Be safe, wear a mask and stay healthy.

Much love,

Grace

xoxo

PS

Peter Riva, Marlene Dietrichs grandson has kindly offered to come on the show again to answer audience questions. If you have any please pm me on my Facebook page or go to my website. You can contact me there as well.

You can find Johns books here

https://www.amazon.com/John-DiLeo/e/B001HMLJB4?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000

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Author and pal Stone Wallace and I discuss the five best (we think so) gangster flicks of the 30’s, yah see..

I talk to author and friend Stone Wallace on the 5 best gangster films of the 1930's...or at least the ones we thought were. There were so many great ones to choose from. We chose the big movie gangsters, James Cagney, George Raft, Bogie, and Paul Muni. Check to see if you agree with our choices. 

As an oops, I called Bogarts character in The Petrified Forest Duke Manatee. I know its Duke Mantee. I guess I was having a wistful moment thinking about those adorable chubby sea creatures the manatees, they are also known as sea cows. Welp. Mantee is not a Manatee. 

Thanks so much to Stone Wallace. He sure knows his gangsters, movie and real life. 

Thanks most of all to the listeners. I have to post more. I have some ready to go and a couple that need editing. Also greetings to the new listeners that found me. Please be safe in these crazy times. Stay safe and isolate.

Much love,

Grace

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I talk to Author Robert Matzen about his book Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War 11

Robert talks about Audreys young life before and during The Nazi occupation of The Netherlands. More than anything Audrey loved to dance so her thoughts of dancing helped her through the hunger and the horror. Audrey actually danced and was given money which she promptly gave to The Resistance. Learn about her hunger, her Nazi sympathizers parents. Her father was held in a jail in England during the war. He later was exiled to Ireland which like Switzerland was neutral. Her mother met Hitler and was like a giddy schoolgirl. She kept her autographed gold frame photo of she and Hitler til the end of her life. In the beginning days of the takeover of the Netherlands her mother had a nazi boyfriend. She allegedly stopped in 1942 being a sweetheart to the Nazi's. Audrey loved her parents but was horrified as well. 

As an adult Audrey did not talk much about her days in World War 11. She would always remember a specific act of the Nazi's that was perpetrated against her uncle and 4 more innocent men.  Audrey also lent her help to the United Nations. Her last trip to Somalia had been very hard on her. Soon Audrey was diagnosed with cancer and died. She was an amazing woman and Robert captures her life so vividly. 

 

Thanks so much To Robert. He is a wonderful guest.

Thanks mostly to you, the listeners. You are the best.

Grace

Roberts authors page 

https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Matzen/e/B001HD2ZAC?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

 

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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.