True Stories Of Tinseltown

Sloan De Forest Is My Guest And We Talk About Tom Conway..We Love Him..He Was Called The Nice George Sanders. George Was His Bro..

Sloan and I talk  about a mutual deceased dreamboat Tom Conway. Tom is indeed George Sanders brother, and people behind their backs called him the nice George Sanders. George was fab in all his films. No one played a better cad. There is barely any info on Tom, but we got some. He was always good in his films, even stinkers like The Bride Of The Gorilla..It's on YouTube..So have a listen and checkout some of Tom's films. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLOAN!!!!

Sloans author page

https://www.amazon.com/Sloan-De-Forest/e/B07V9NZF35?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1657816709&sr=1-2

 

Thanks to the wonderful Sloan.

Most of all thanks to the listeners..

You are the best!!

Love,

Grace

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I have a Facebook group for listeners. You can post your own pics and I will answer any questions or whatever.

Also have a Facebook page. You'll have to dig. You'll find hundreds of posts and lots of little tinseltown tidbits

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I Talk To Actor And Cardiologist Rico Simonini On Producing And Starring As Old Blue Eyes Himself In Film Frank And Ava

Yes, It's really Rico..Took a bit but it's worth it..

This is a great tale of a guy from Brooklyn, that wanted to be a DR. He moved to L.A. and became a cardiologist and ended up starring in Frank And Ava. You will love Rico...I love that name. He is adorable. We also talked about how playing an icon that everybody knows, and loves is not easy. I believe there is extra scrutiny put on the actor. Good listen.

You can catch Frank And Ava on Amazon Prime.

https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Ava-Rico-Simonini/dp/B07Q1NHTCL/ref=sr_1_2?crid=32Y0N42LDW0SH&keywords=frank+and+ava+movie&qid=1655296298&s=instant-video&sprefix=Frank+And+Ava%2Cinstant-video%2C84&sr=1-2

 

Thanks so much to Rico. He was a lot of fun, and one interesting Doctor/actor/man..

Thanks so much to my listeners. YOU ARE THE BEST!!

 

Love,

Grace

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Contact me at  truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com  you can listen to podcast www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

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I have a Facebook group for listeners. You can post your own pics and I will answer any questions or whatever

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Our Series Ends With Natalie Woods Stage Mom..Not A Very Nice Woman. The Story About Butterflies Will Turn Your Stomach

April and I finish our stage mothers podcast with Natalie Woods pushy and sometimes incredibly cruel, mother Maria. She pushed Natalie all the way. 

We also countdown from the not so bad to the really bad. Will you agree with our choices??

 

Thanks so much to Deborah for giving me the idea. We loved doing it. 

Also thanks to my podcast series partner in crime April VeVea. She is the best. I truly am grateful to call April my friend. I love that Tomato..

Mostly, thanks to the listeners. You are da best..

 

I love you all,

Grace

 

April

www.classicblondes.com

 

You can listen to this anywhere podcasts are played

Contact me at              truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com   you can listen to podcast  www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id136374488

https://open.spotify.com/show/6iTSF8pIrVTbZ8QqNidVUy?

 You can also listen on google play, YouTube, Amazon, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are played.

I have a Facebook group for listeners. You can post your own pics and I will answer any questions or whatever.

Also have a Facebook page. You'll have to dig. You'll find hundreds of posts and lots of little tinseltown tidbits

Facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown

 

I made a stupid mistake with the Rico podcast. I downloaded the Ava and Frank Iconic couples of Classic Hollywood.

Rico will be posted Weds or Thursday. Stupid mix up between my editor and me..

Sorry Rico!!!

 

Our Stage Mother Is The Mother Rose Of Gypsy Rose Lee And Baby June AKA June Havoc..Was It Really Like The Movie And Broadway Show??

April and I talk Mother Rose. She was a pushy broad and they truly lived a gypsy lifestyle. Baby June who later became Dainty June ran away with a boy from the troupe at 13, we are not sure of real age. Mama June may have been involved in two murders, and definitely one attempted murder on Junes boy husband..Luckily the gun jammed..and there were no bullets or he would have been a goner. Very interesting lives these three women had, thanks to their tough tomato Mama. Our finale ends with Natalie Woods stage mom.

Thank you Deborah. We have had a great time doing this series. Thanks so much for suggesting it. You are the best!!

Thank you to my series partner in crime April VeVea. I love you toots!!

www.classicblondes.com

Most of all thanks to my listeners. You are the absolute best.

Much Love,

Grace

 

You can listen to this anywhere podcasts are played

Contact me at              truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com   you can listen to podcast  www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id136374488

https://open.spotify.com/show/6iTSF8pIrVTbZ8QqNidVUy?

 You can also listen on google play, YouTube, Amazon, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are played.

I have a Facebook group for listeners. You can post your own pics and I will answer any questions or whatever.

Also have a Facebook page. You'll have to dig. You'll find hundreds of posts and lots of little tinseltown tidbits

Facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown

 

 

Part 2 Of Judy Garlands Stage Mom Ethel Gumm..

April and I discuss more Judy and more Ethel. We talk about Judy's comeback And Ethel's lonely death, and much more.

Thanks To My Series Partner April. You really are the best.

www.classicblondes.com

 

Thanks to to you all that listen. 

I love you mucho,

Grace

Part1..April And I Talk About Judy Garlands Stage Mom Ethel Gumm..She Was Awful And Got Her Daughter Addicted To Drugs When She was A Child…W

April was the bees knees taking us through Judy's horrible childhood, from the family being run out of TOWNS, because of her fathers indiscretions with teen boys. Ethel's unrelenting push to make Judy a star. I was kind of low key. I had no idea why. I took Advil before show because I wiped out. After podcast I discovered I took Advil PM by mistake. I'm surprised I wasn't snoring.

Thanks so much to April as always.

classicblondes.com

We have Natalie Wood and Gypsy Rose Lee's momma next.

Thanks so much for listening.

You all are the BEST!

Love you..

Grace

 

PS

My friend Daniel is helping me and giving me great feedback for my you tube channel. You are so talented Daniel!!!

You can listen to this anywhere podcasts are played

Contact me at              truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com   you can listen to podcast  www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id136374488

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si=zn73ahjEQKOzrMtc-8VRhg You can also listen on google play, YouTube, Amazon, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are played.

I have a Facebook group for listeners. You can post your own pics and I will answer any questions or whatever

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Our Next Stage Mother Is Shirley Temples Mom Gertrude…I think she was a beast…April thought not that beastly. What do you think??

On our stage mom series we get to Mrs Temple. She again wore the pants in the family. Mr Temple was besieged by women wishing he would plant his seed (so to speak) in their garden, so they could have their very own Shirley Temple to make a star.  Gertrude was not too keen on the idea. Gertrude pushed her little trooper all the way. Shirley was precocious, how couldn't she be and was quite open about her adult co stars mistakes. Some of them wanted to slug her, but decided to wait until her eighteenth Birthday. Unsurprisingly, Shirley earned mucho dinero, also unsurprisingly it was pretty much gone when she hit the age to get it all.  Another point to ponder..Is this a tale of a stage mother or a Shirley Bio..April and I debate. I just love April so much. 

Thanks to my dear partner in crime, April VeVea. I loves you Baby!!

www.classichollywoodblondes

Thanks to Deborah for giving us the topic. Heres info on Deborahs book.

Check out my true story published on Amazon/Kindle: Center of Mass
          Not the right genre for Tinseltown but a pretty amazing account of how women
          were “tortured” in law enforcement in the 70s & 80s. I was the first female patrol
          Officer & first female K-9 handler in Washington DC. 

Riveting story

https://www.amazon.com/Center-Mass-Career-Violent-Streets-ebook/dp/B01M5LFRJG/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1JAVRIQJ9SGE2&keywords=Center+Of+Mass+book&qid=1653934948&s=books&sprefix=center+of+mass+book%2Cstripbooks%2C65&sr=1-3

 

Most of all thanks to my listeners. You are all the absolute swellest!!

Love mucho,

Grace

PS

My friend Daniel is helping me and giving me great feedback for my you tube channel. You are so talented Daniel!!!

You can listen to this anywhere podcasts are played

Contact me at              truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com   you can listen to podcast  www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id136374488

https://open.spotify.com/show/6iTSF8pIrVTbZ8QqNidVUy?

si=zn73ahjEQKOzrMtc-8VRhg You can also listen on google play, YouTube, Amazon, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are played.

I have a Facebook group for listeners. You can post your own pics and I will answer any questions or whatever

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Today We Talk About Betty Grable Stage Mom Lillian. Lillian Was A Doozy. She Had Betty Tap Dancing In The Womb

April and I talk Betty Grable Stage mother Lillian. Lillian had Betty enrolled in dance school at three. She was in talent shows, and God forbid she came in second. Lillian was one pushy broad that wanted stardom for herself (as most stage moms do) but pushed Betty to be a star. 

Thanks so much to April for doing this series with me.

www.classicblondes.com

Thanks to Deborah for making the suggestion. I have to get the link to Deborahs book. It's not classic Hollywood, but it is a good read.

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

 

Much love,

Grace

Contact me at              truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com   you can listen to podcast  www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id136374488

https://open.spotify.com/show/6iTSF8pIrVTbZ8QqNidVUy?

si=zn73ahjEQKOzrMtc-8VRhg You can also listen on google play, YouTube, Amazon, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are played.

I have a Facebook group for listeners. You can post your own pics and I will answer any questions or whatever

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Stage Mom Number 2 Is Ginger Rogers Mother Lela. Lela Was Accomplished In Her Own Right, But It Was Truly All About Ginger..WEDDING CAKE MUST SEE!!!

First of all Happy Late Mom's day! I was at family reunion so no computer. Was supposed to post this Sunday..

 

April and I do part 2 of Stage Moms. Today we talk about Ginger Rogers mom Lela. She would do anything to make her daughter a star, and she did. Ginger as we all know was amazingly talented, she trusted her Lela and Lela was not only her mom, she was her BFF. That wasn't too great for any of Gingers 5 hubby's. Studio execs loathed her, and it's alleged the movie The Hard Way was based on Lela and Ginger.  Ida Lupino starred as Joan Leslies big sister that will do anything to make sis a star...and she did.

The picture of Ginger and Lew Ayers in front of their wedding cake..I'll post.. RUN LEW, RUN. Their marriage lasted under two years. Lew thought three's a crowd and literally told her to back to Lela's home..

Again thanks to Deborah for the idea. Our final four are pretty rotten moms. Next up Betty Grable, then Shirley Temple, Natalie Wood, and Gypsy Rose Lee's mom, Rose Hovick..

Thanks to my partner in crime April. You are the best..

her website

www.classicblondes.com

Mostly thanks so much to the listeners..YOU ARE THE BEST!!

Much Love,

Grace

Contact me at              truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com   you can listen to podcast  www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id136374488

https://open.spotify.com/show/6iTSF8pIrVTbZ8QqNidVUy?

si=zn73ahjEQKOzrMtc-8VRhg You can also listen on google play, YouTube, Amazon, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are played.

I have a Facebook group for listeners. You can post your own pics and I will answer any questions or whatever

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I'll be talking to George Stevens Jr. on Thursday. What a life. He knows all classic Hollywood peeps, then moves to Washington and knows JFK, RFK, Jackie O, and Grace Kelly. What a life!!!

April VeVea And I Talk Stage Mothers. Some Were Pushy, But Still Loved By Their Daughters..Today We Talk Jean Harlows Mother Jean..

April and I are doing series on stage moms. Today we talk Jean Harlows Mother Jean. M Jean loved The Baby, but also wanted to be a star in her own right. It just didn't happen so the baby became a huge star and paid for all her moms bills and for her sleazoid stepfathers as well. Shouldn't a mooching step dad of a star look like a million in his fancy duds?? He certainly thought so. Compared to other stage Moms M Jean was a pussycat. Our later moms, not so much.

Thanks so much to Deborah that emailed me and suggested the topic. 

Hope you enjoy.

Thanks of course to April. She is da best.

www.classicblondes.com

Most of all thanks to the listeners. I so appreciate it. 

Love you mucho!!

Grace

PS

I have a wonderful listener that has offered to help me with my you tube channel. Yes, Daniel..Thanks so much. We will be talking in May to make it a reality. Each piece will be about 5 to 8 minutes. 

 

Contact me at              truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com   you can listen to podcast  www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id136374488

https://open.spotify.com/show/6iTSF8pIrVTbZ8QqNidVUy?

si=zn73ahjEQKOzrMtc-8VRhg You can also listen on google play, YouTube, Amazon, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are played.

I have a Facebook group for listeners. You can post your own pics and I will answer any questions or whatever

www.facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltowngroup

 

 

Looking forward to George Stevens Jr. He wrote a fab book on his dad and his struggle to be his own person. He did that and so much more. He talks the peeps he met in Hollywood, then he made his way to Washington and discusses that. Book isn't out yet, but so well written and I read it whenever I could..

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