True Stories Of Tinseltown

Classic movies, true stories of tinseltown. All about classic Hollywood#classichollywoodstars#vintagehollywood#oldhollywood

October 31st, 2019    

This is my second annual Halloween Spooktacular. My guest is Tom Ogden AKA The Ghost Guy..Who is Haunting Hollywood, listen and see…

 

Yes, It's that time again. It's my second annual spooktacular Halloween show. Today I have The Ghost Guy, Tom Ogden and we discuss Haunted Hollywood. There seems to be a whole population of ghosts haunting their old stomping grounds. We discuss ghostly sightings of Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Haunted Hotels, Clifton Webb, Peg Entwistle AKA The Hollywood sign girl and much more. I asked Tom a question that has puzzled me since the beginning, after being haunted by my sheet covered brothers and them saying boo. Why Boo?? Tom wasn't sure but he googled it for me. I'll link you to an answer. THere's gotta be more..

I hope you enjoy this podcast and my final sppoktacular until next year. 

 

Thanks much to Tom Ogden. He was a fun guest. 

 

Thanks mostly to my listeners. I may have some news coming up about the podcast. Fingers crossed.

 

Grace

 

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

 

Find Tom on facebook

 

https://www.facebook.com/theghostguy/

 

He is also on youtube..

 

Tom has written about twenty five ghost books for every region of The USA. 

 

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October 28th, 2019    

My Friend Leah From The Blog Cary Grant Won’t Eat You, Discuss A Few Damsels In Distress….Spoilers…

Leah and I discuss four movie damsels in distress. No, none were tied to railroad tracks, but they were damsels none the less. Poor Paula, played by Ingrid Bergman is having some major trouble with her mysterious dreamboat in Gaslight. Next we discuss Mary, played by Loretta Young, who's new husband may be a NAHHHHHHtttzee (that's how Loretta pronounces Nazi. Orson Welles plays the dastardly fiend. Will Nazi hunter Edward G Robinson save the day..The ending is absolutely ridiculous. Our next Damsel is Mae Clark as Myra in the 1931 version of Waterloo Bridge. Myra worked in shows during WW1 but her show closes and she finds nothing else so she becomes a prostitute. One night during an air raid she meets a nice American guy that came to Europe to fight in the war, He buys some fish and chips and Myra brings him home. Its all above board and Douglass Montgomery, who plays Roy is so sweet and adorable, falls in love with Myra. He has no clue that she is a member of the worlds oldest profession. Eventually he finds out what Myra is but asks her to marry him. Myra has fallen in love, but she knows its not to be.She is not being terrorized by a man, but the war. Look for a young Bette Davis in a very small role as Roy's sister. I like this version and also the 1940 version. Our final damsel is Barbara Stanwyck in Sorry Wrong Number. Barbara plays Leona Stevenson, a spoiled rich girl/woman that falls for Burt Lancaster, as Henry Stevenson. Leona gets attacks when something doesn't go her way. She believes she has heart trouble. She ends up staying in bed. Leona hears two men talking about a murder and tries to get the police to help. They are sure, lady. We go through Leona's very bad day, with plenty of flashbacks. Yes, Leona was not a nice person but she was still a damsel. There are total spoilers so if you've never seen these films be warned..

 

Thanks so much to Leah. I love her perspective on the films and damsels. 

 

Thanks mostly to the listeners, you are so great..

 

Grace

 

Leah's fun blog

 

www.carygrantwonteatyou.com 

 

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October 24th, 2019    

I talk to Author Jeff Abraham on his book The Show Won’t Go On.. The Most Shocking, Bizarre, And Historic Deaths Of Performers Onstage

I had such fun talking to Jeff. He was so much fun. We talk about many performers dying onstage. Dick Shawn and Tiny Tim were members of the club. I asked Jeff if he would want to die onstage. I thought would I. The answers vary. This is a fun (if morbid...I love morbid) podcast. You will learn the most dangerous showbiz job, magicians can be a little cray cray and so much more. Jeff was a delight. I realized in the middle of taping that this could be a spooktacular..Poor Jeff must have thought I lost my mind when I said "It's a spooktacular and id my pitiful imitation of ghosts. 

The book is a great read. 

Jeff has a website I highly recommend you going to. They have so much great info. 

https://theshowwontgoon.com

Thanks so much to Jeff for being such a great guest and not hanging up when I start the spooktacular stuff. 

Thanks mostly to my listeners. I may have some exciting news coming up. Fingers crossed.

 

Grace

 

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October 22nd, 2019    

My Top Ten SpookTacular Classic Horror Movies…

October 15th, 2019    

Part 3 with William Wellman JR. Actor and son of director “Wild” Bill Wellman..We talk Rebel Wild Bill..

William Wellman was an amazing director, feisty and yes, wild. His movie Wings won the first best picture Oscar in 1927. We talk his young pilot days in WW1, his making his way to Hollywood, first doing a bit part in a silent film, then becoming an amazing director of such classics as Public Enemy, he was the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original Star Is Born (1937), Night Nurse, Heroes For Sale, which he cast his own wife as the tomboy on the road during the depression, The Ox Bow Incident, Nothing Sacred, G.I. Joe and so many more. He could direct comedies, drama, war movies and westerns. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed his films. Many were precode. He had a tempestuous love life being married 4 times before he met his fifth and final wife Dorothy. They had SEVEN kids. His Homelife was stable but Wild bill often butted heads with the studio, the producers, the actors and whoever else might have angered him. He wanted truth in his films, he achieved it. He was also fiercely loyal of his crew and would step up to the plate for them many times. Find out who his favorite actress was and a couple of the stars that shunned Bill Jr. Bill Jr tells a secret his father had held in since WW1. This was told when they revisited some of the places Wellman remembered. He retired and lived a happy family life until his death.  This is an info filled podcast of an amazing man that lived life, a bit hard at times and an amazing writer/director. 

Thanks so much to Bill for giving me his time. I highly recommend his book. It took Bill 8 years to write and its wonderful.

https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Bill-Wellman-Hollywood-Rebel/dp/0307377709/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2W87ELFJ40K54&keywords=william+wellman&qid=1570802639&s=books&sprefix=William+Wellman%2Cstripbooks%2C140&sr=1-1

Also catch the documentary tribute to his dad. I enjoyed it immensely. Many of the actors that worked with WW had lots to say. He certainly was a rebel and a character. You can catch it on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOmJq7C67U0&t=645s

Thanks to all you listeners. You are the best. 

Grace

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

It can also be heard on youtube, Spotify, Spreaker, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are posted. 

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October 13th, 2019    

Season 2 Part 2 Opens with William Wellman JR. Actor and son of director “Wild” Bill Wellman..We talk Rebel Wild Bill..

Part 2 of my talk with Bill Wellman, son of William Wellman was an amazing director, feisty and yes, wild. His movie Wings won the first best picture Oscar in 1927. We talk his young pilot days in WW1, his making his way to Hollywood, first doing a bit part in a silent film, then becoming an amazing director of such classics as Public Enemy, he was the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original Star Is Born (1937), Night Nurse, Heroes For Sale, which he cast his own wife as the tomboy on the road during the depression, The Ox Bow Incident, Nothing Sacred, G.I. Joe and so many more. He could direct comedies, drama, war movies and westerns. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed his films. Many were precode. He had a tempestuous love life being married 4 times before he met his fifth and final wife Dorothy. They had SEVEN kids. His Homelife was stable but Wild bill often butted heads with the studio, the producers, the actors and whoever else might have angered him. He wanted truth in his films, he achieved it. He was also fiercely loyal of his crew and would step up to the plate for them many times. Find out who his favorite actress was and a couple of the stars that shunned Bill Jr. This is an info filled podcast of an amazing man that lived life, a bit hard at times and an amazing writer/director. 

We talk Tab Hunter, what it was like for Bill to work for his dad and so much more..

Thanks so much to Bill for giving me his time. I highly recommend his book. It took Bill 8 years to write and its wonderful.

https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Bill-Wellman-Hollywood-Rebel/dp/0307377709/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2W87ELFJ40K54&keywords=william+wellman&qid=1570802639&s=books&sprefix=William+Wellman%2Cstripbooks%2C140&sr=1-1

Also catch the documentary tribute to his dad. I enjoyed it immensely. Many of the actors that worked with WW had lots to say. He certainly was a rebel and a character. You can catch it on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOmJq7C67U0&t=645s

Thanks to all you listeners. You are the best. 

Grace

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

It can also be heard on youtube, Spotify, Spreaker, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are posted. 

Please follow me on my facebook page. I put new content up every day (if possible)

I'm also on Tumblr and pinterest under the same name. 

October 11th, 2019    

Season 2 Opens with William Wellman JR. Actor and son of director “Wild” Bill Wellman..We talk Rebel Wild Bill..

William Wellman was an amazing director, feisty and yes, wild. His movie Wings won the first best picture Oscar in 1927. We talk his young pilot days in WW1, his making his way to Hollywood, first doing a bit part in a silent film, then becoming an amazing director of such classics as Public Enemy, he was the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original Star Is Born (1937), Night Nurse, Heroes For Sale, which he cast his own wife as the tomboy on the road during the depression, The Ox Bow Incident, Nothing Sacred, G.I. Joe and so many more. He could direct comedies, drama, war movies and westerns. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed his films. Many were precode. He had a tempestuous love life being married 4 times before he met his fifth and final wife Dorothy. They had SEVEN kids. His Homelife was stable but Wild bill often butted heads with the studio, the producers, the actors and whoever else might have angered him. He wanted truth in his films, he achieved it. He was also fiercely loyal of his crew and would step up to the plate for them many times. Find out who his favorite actress was and a couple of the stars that shunned Bill Jr. This is an info filled podcast of an amazing man that lived life, a bit hard at times and an amazing writer/director. 

 

Thanks so much to Bill for giving me his time. I highly recommend his book. It took Bill 8 years to write and its wonderful.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Bill-Wellman-Hollywood-Rebel/dp/0307377709/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2W87ELFJ40K54&keywords=william+wellman&qid=1570802639&s=books&sprefix=William+Wellman%2Cstripbooks%2C140&sr=1-1

 

Also catch the documentary tribute to his dad. I enjoyed it immensely. Many of the actors that worked with WW had lots to say. He certainly was a rebel and a character. You can catch it on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOmJq7C67U0&t=645s

 

Thanks to all you listeners. You are the best. 

 

Grace

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

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

 

It can also be heard on youtube, Spotify, Spreaker, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are posted. 

 

Please follow me on my facebook page. I put new content up every day (if possible)

 

I'm also on Tumblr and pinterest under the same name. 

 

 

 

October 6th, 2019    

Part 6 We talk Marilyn’s death and theories that are still debated today..

October 4th, 2019    

Part 5 We talk Marilyn’s death and theories that are still debated today..

 April and I finish our history of Blonde Bombshells series, with Marilyns final days, the day of her death and the various theories on how she died. Was it suicide, unintentional suicide, or murder. 

April did a two year radio panel discussion where they read numerous official papers, and much research. April believes Marilyn either committed suicide, or accidental death. Given her intensive study of this specific subject I very much respect her opinion. In a couple months I will have someone who believes her death was much more nefarious than April. I know the two sides are equally adamant. AS I said I respect all of Aprils opinions because of all her intensive research. All I know is that Marilyn was the bombshells of all bombshells. She had charisma and a radiance that jumped off the screen. Men, loved her , so did women. She was beautiful and lonely. Men used her. However she  died, she left this world way too soon. 

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

 

Thanks mostly to the listeners. I hope you enjoyed the summer series. 

 

Grace

 

April

 

www.classicblondes.com

 

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Great guests coming up for Season 2..

William Wellman Jr

Chris Costello

Eddie Muller

 

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