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September 21st, 2019    

Part 4 Our Final Blonde Bombshell Is Marilyn Monroe. We talk Marilyn 1955 til 1962.

April VeVea and I on our last but not least blonde shell Marilyn Monroe. In the episodes 3 and 4 we discuss Marilyn from 1955 until 1962. We talk her miscarriages, her marriage to Arthur Miller, Her disastrous filming of The Prince And The Showgirl. Her most successful film Some Like It Hot, and the filming of her last completed film The Misfits. Marilyns trip to a mental institution and so much more. 

Thanks so much to April

Mostly thanks to you all that listen. Great guests coming up when season 2 begins in two weeks. 

Grace

April VeVea

www.classicblondes.com

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September 19th, 2019    

Part 3 Of Marilyn Monroe The last Blonde bombshell Of The Series..

April VeVea and I on our last but not least blonde shell Marilyn Monroe. In the episodes 3 and 4 we discuss Marilyn from 1955 until 1962. We talk her miscarriages, her marriage to Arthur Miller, Her disastrous filming of The Prince And The Showgirl. Her most successful film Some Like It Hot, and the filming of her last completed film The Misfits. Marilyns trip to a mental institution and so much more. 

Thanks so much to April

Mostly thanks to you all that listen. Great guests coming up when season 2 begins in two weeks. 

Grace

 

April VeVea

www.classicblondes.com

 

twitter@aprilVevea

 

This podcast 

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

 

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

 

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Please follow me on facebook. I post new content every day (or mostly.)

 

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September 13th, 2019    

Part 2 Of part 1 The History of blonde bombshell ends with 3 part podcasts on Marilyn Monroe. Part 2 of part 1 She was the bombshell of bombshells. So fascinating, so tragic.

Part 2  of part 1

My guest April VeVea talk Marilyn from her early years as Norma Jean to becoming Marilyn Monroe. We go up to 1956. In next installment will be 1956 until 1962, the finale will be the days before Marilyns death, her death and the questions that still linger. We will discuss the different theories that are out there. 

This podcast is about Marilyns sad childhood to her quest for stardom and her eventual superstardom. We talk her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, her career, the films she did and her search for more. Marilyn is such a fascinating woman. We talked a lot. We hope you enjoy it. 

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

Mostly thanks to the listeners. You are the best. please pass the word to other classic movie fans. I have so many great guests coming up.

Grace

April

www.classicblondes.com
 twitter@April VeVea. 

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September 12th, 2019    

The History of blonde bombshell ends with 3 part podcasts on Marilyn Monroe. She was the bombshell of bombshells. So fascinating, so tragic.

My guest April VeVea and I talk Marilyn from her early years as Norma Jean to becoming Marilyn Monroe. We go up to 1956. In next installment will be 1956 until 1962, the finale will be the days before Marilyns death, her death and the questions that still linger. We will discuss the different theories that are out there. 

 

This podcast is about Marilyns sad childhood to her quest for stardom and her eventual superstardom. We talk her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, her career, the films she did and her search for more. Marilyn is such a fascinating woman. We talked a lot. We hope you enjoy it. 

 

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

 

Mostly thanks to the listeners. You are the best. please pass the word to other classic movie fans. I have so many great guests coming up.

 

Grace

 

April

 

www.classicblondes.com

 twitter@April VeVea. 

 

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September 4th, 2019    

Our Seventh Blonde Bombshell Is The Noir Dame, Gloria Grahame

My summer series The History Of Blonde Bombshells has one more blondeshell to go after Gloria Grahame, The finale will be the greatest blonde bombshell of them all, Marilyn Monroe. Thanks to April VeVea for being my guest for the series. She's fab..

 

Gloria was the queen of 50's noir. I absolutely love her. Gloria could be funny, poignant, a great southern dame, in The Bad And The Beautiful, she won best supporting actress Oscar. She had lots of insecurities about her looks, especially her lips. She's be in heaven today with lip injections.She thought her top lip was too small so Gloria would stuff tissue in her mouth to give her bigger lips, she also used cotton. Talk about dry mouth. Se had repeated  surgeries until finally the surgeon hit a nerve and her top lip was paralyzed. I thought Gloria was gorgeous regardless. She was married to director Nicholas Ray. Their marriage was falling apart while he directed and she starred in A Lonely Place. The set was no fun. Humphrey Bogart was upset he did not get his wife Lauren Bacall to be his costar. The HUGE scandal were reports that Nicholas Ray walked in on Gloria and her stepson (age thirteen) in bed together. Anthony was sent away and Gloria Was divorced. She made a bunch of great noirs like The Big Heat and Sudden Fear with Joan Crawford. To say the women didn't get along is an understatement. Then came another scandal involving Anthony  Ray. Gloria at age 35 married her former stepson aged 22 in 1960. It made a great Hollywood scandal and led to a bitter child custody battle with former husbands. Anthony and Gloria were married, had two children together and eventually divorced. Her marriage to Anthony was the longest,  lasting 14 years. Gloria was a strong woman but cancer eventually got her. She died in NYC at the age of 57. 

 

Thanks so much to April.

 

www.classicblondes.com

 

twitter@aprilvevea

 

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

 

Grace

 

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August 29th, 2019    

Our Sixth Blonde Bombshell is the so beautiful and so tragic Carole Landis

My Blonde Bombshell expert April VeVea and I take on our 6th Blondeshell the gorgeous and very tragic Carole Landis. I did a podcast over a year ago with Caroles biographer Eric Gans, and we covered Caroles whole short life. April and I discuss her career, her marriages, Rex Harrison and ultimately her suicide. Some people, even Caroles relatives think Rex had a hand in her death. We discuss it all.

 

Thanks to April for joining me in the summer series of the history of blonde bombshells. She is such a great guest and has a treasure trove of knowledge about classic movie blondes. 

 

Mostly, thanks to the listeners. You are the best. Lots of great stuff coming up. 

 

Grace

 

April

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August 21st, 2019    

Our fifth Blondeshell is the peekaboo girl Veronica Lake. We talk her movies, her hair and her life driven by alcoholism.

April VeVea is with me again to talk about our fifth blond bombshell (April calls her a pocket bombshell) Veronica Lake. We talk Veronica's rapid rise to stardom and her rapid decline, which was hastened by her alcoholism and mental illness. Veronica was disked by many of her peers and directors. She may have been a pocket bombshell, but she was a tough one. After Hollywood Veronica did some theatre and television shows then she just disappeared. She was discovered by a customer she had been waiting on at a bar. She was back in the limelight. She wrote a book and thought Hollywood would be calling her back. She was wrong. WE talk her final years and dying of liver disease caused by her alcoholism at the age of 50. 

Thanks so much to April for being such a great guest. 

Mostly thanks to the listeners. I so appreciate it.

Grace

April

www.classicblondes.com

twitter 

@aprilvevea

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

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

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August 13th, 2019    

Part 2 The 4th Bombshell is Lana Turner. We talk her life her many loves and heartbreaks.

Part 2 We talk the life, loves, heartbreaks and scandals of Lana. Lana was a true star, and she was also a survivor. Lana was always searching for the perfect love. Lana was in love with love. We talk her mid to later years. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to April. She is fab

 

 

Thanks mostly to the listeners. Upcoming guests include

Eddie Muller from TCM's Noir Alley

William Wellman Jr. son of the great director William Wellman

Chris Costello daughter of Lou Costello

and many many more. 

 

 

April

www.classicblondes.com

twitter

@aprilvevea

 

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

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

 

 

You can also listen on spotify, Spreaker, youtube and anywhere they post podcasts.

August 11th, 2019    

Part 1 The 4th Bombshell is Lana Turner. We talk her life her many loves and heartbreaks.

We talk the life, loves, heartbreaks and scandals of Lana. Lana was a true star, and she was also a survivor.

 

 

Thanks to April. She is fab

 

Thanks mostly to the listeners. Upcoming guests include

Eddie Muller from TCM's Noir Alley

William Wellman Jr. son of the great director William Wellman

Chris Costello daughter of Lou Costello

and many many more. 

 

April

www.classicblondes.com

twitter

@aprilvevea

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

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

 

You can also listen on spotify, Spreaker, youtube and anywhere they post podcasts.

 

www.facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown.

I'm also on tumblr and pinterest. 

 

August 8th, 2019    

My guest April VeVea and I talk blonde bombshell Betty Grable. Her pinup was the most popular during WW2..

My guest for The Blonde Bombshell series, April VeVea and I talk pin up queen Betty Grable. I have to admit musicals are not my favorite genre so I have not seen many Betty movies. Betty was another Blondeshell that had an incredibly pushy stage mother. She was truly awful. Betty became a star pretty early. She dated the notorious womanizer Artie Shaw, little known to her, Artie was also dating Judy Garland. Both were shocked when they found out he married Lana Turner. This guy was something else..Betty dated George Raft for two years, waiting patiently for him to divorce his wife. She realized it was never going to happen. She met Harry James at the Hollywood Canteen and the rest was history. We talk Betty's career, marriage, children. It's a good show. Lots of Betty things I never knew before.

 

Thanks so much to April for joining me. 

 

www.classicblondes.com

 

Mostly thanks for listening. I'm so grateful for you all.

 

Grace

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

 

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