Classic movies, true stories of tinseltown. All about classic Hollywood.

Part 2 of my interview with author John Dileo. 

I had so much fun talking to author John Dileo about his book Ten Movies At A Time: A 350-Film Journey Through Hollywood And America 1930-1970. We talked almost two hours about the movies and his book and we did not not get even get out of the forties. Thats a lot of movies. I cut into two parts for easier listening. John knows his movies, his reviews are very good. He does not mince words, if he loves you he loves you, if he does not like an actor or movie we know it. Adolphe Menjou and Barbara Stanwyck.?!? It's also a historical telling of the movies that were popular during certain periods of American History. It is a fun book. I loved it. John was a great guest and he will be back on to discuss other books he's written. 
Thanks so much to John for being a trooper and a great guest. I know you'll enjoy him as much as I did. 

Thanks mostly to the listeners. I have lots of great stuff coming up. 
grace
xoxo

You can find all Johns books here

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I had so much fun talking to author John Dileo about his book Ten Movies At A Time: A 350-Film Journey Through Hollywood And America 1930-1970. We talked almost two hours about the movies and his book and we did not not get even get out of the forties. Thats a lot of movies. I cut into two parts for easier listening. John knows his movies, his reviews are very good. He does not mince words, if he loves you he loves you, if he does not like an actor or movie we know it. Adolphe Menjou and Barbara Stanwyck.?!? It's also a historical telling of the movies that were popular during certain periods of American History. It is a fun book. I loved it. John was a great guest and he will be back on to discuss other books he's written. 
Thanks so much to John for being a trooper and a great guest. I know you'll enjoy him as much as I did. 

Thanks mostly to the listeners. I have lots of great stuff coming up. 
grace
xoxo

You can find all Johns books here

https://www.amazon.com/John-DiLeo/e/B001HMLJB4/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1537533209&sr=1-2-ent

 

You can also find me on itunes and podbean app. I'll be adding podcast to a few more sites. 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

www.facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown

other podcasts

www.thebroadswayshow.podbean.com

www.inyourfacewithdonnieandgrace.com/news

all podcast on itunes and podbean app. 

this site has all the podcasts from each show dating back to when i did podcasts out of The Broadway Comedy club

www.thegroovypodcast.com

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I speak to Author Stone Wallace about his great biography of George Raft- The Man That Would Be Bogart. I was not the biggest George Raft fan but I thought he was fascinating. After reading his bookI felt I knew George and liked him a lot. He was a complex man. He was sensitive, insecure and one hell of a dancer. We talk his hardscrabble upbringing in Hells Kitchen. How he got into dancing. When and how he got into movies. The broads and dames he loved and lost. I truly felt sad for George. His hanging with gangsters made his life harder then need be. My armchair shrink thinks he wanted away from these guys but was afraid of what they might do. We talk it all. 

Thanks so much to Stone Wallace for coming on the show.

Thanks so much to the listeners. Even if you don't really care about George Raft I think you would like learning about him.
Thanks tons,
xoxo
Grace

Stone
stonewallace.net

http://www.noiroftheweek.com/2008/06/red-light-1949.html

http://www.noiroftheweek.com/2008/08/rogue-cop-1954.html

http://www.noiroftheweek.com/2008/04/they-drive-by-night-1940.html

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Leah Williams from the fabulous blog Cary Grant Won't eat you and facebook site of the same name joins me again to discuss women who love too much in Classic Movies. There are SOOOOOO many but we each got to choose three. We had to be sure the other had watched them. It was so hard to choose only three and which three but we did it. We talk roles by Gene Tierney, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Irene Dunne and Rita Hayworth. It was lots of fun. I want to do another women who love to much and a men who love too much in classic films. There are lots of guys that have been mezmerized by screen dames that are not exactly women you bring home to mother. See if you agree with our choices..

Thanks so much to Leah. She is a very busy woman but she found th time to join me again. 

Thanks to listeners. So appreciate it,,

Grace

xoxo

You can find Leahs blog. I love the name and reason she called it that!

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Thanks mucho!! Lots of fun guests coming up...

 

 

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I talked to Steve, a true lover of Classic movies. It was just two huge classic movie buffs yakking away. I enjoyed myself thoroughly. Steve knows his Kay Francis, who I also really love and we talked her movies. Some obscure but always worth a watch to see what fabulous frock Kay would be in. WE chatted a bit about a four time co star of Kays, Ricardo Cortez. Ricardo, real name Jacob Krantz was born in NYC to Austrian immigrants. Ricardo is Steves fave creep of precodes. Mine is Warren William. We also talked Steves top ten of his favorite actresses and bet me mine would not be the same. He was right. We had a couple of the same faves, he had one actress I had never heard of. All in all it was a fun chat with a fellow fan.

Thanks so much to Steve for coming on the show. I felt like we were old pals. I met him on my facebook page www.facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown. I am so happy to have him as a contributor. He always has some fascinating tidbit I never heard of. You can find him there and say hey.. He will also be back on the show. I loved him..

Thanks to the listeners. Classic movie fans are so great and a wonderful community.
Grace
xoxo

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I'm so excited donnie and I took time off for the summer and our first guest will be Ed Asner!!. I love that guy..

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All shows have some incredible guests coming up for new seasons. 

As a PS
If you are a super duper classic movie fan and know your stuff on a particular genre, actor or actress I'd love to have you on the show. Just message me on my facebook page. I'm thinking of doing a fans turn once a month. Its lots of fun.

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I talked to Karen from the fabulous blog Shadows and Satin. I've been a big fan of hers for a while so I was thrilled to have her on. She covers film noir and precode films. We talked about a couple you just can't miss precodes. We discussed ten movies she just doesn't get, meaning she understands the film but wonders why its a big deal. I agreed with a Loy of her choices. We also discussed the Turner Classic Movie Festival. I was so jealous. Next year if Im around I'm going..It was fun. Karen knows her stuff. Thanks so much for being a guest. I'd love you to come back on.
Thanks much to the listeners. 
Grace
xoxo

 
Karen
https://shadowsandsatin.wordpress.com

Lots of great reading. You can get her newsletter and Karen has also written a couple Noir books. All info on her page. Check her out. Her blog is addictive..

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Mary and I had a great time chatting about Grace Kelly. The pictures in her book are fabulous. We discuss Grace's childhood where she was definitely not her fathers favorite. She set out to live life on her terms. She really was an amazing woman.

Thanks so much to Mary, you were a fun guest.
Thanks to those that listen
xoxo

Mary is a motion picture archivist and historian. Mary has written other books and is a blogger covering Los Angelas and motion picture history for the L.A. Daily Mirror.

You can see all her books here.

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I was so happy to have my friend Alex Hunter on my show again to see whats been going on in her life. Alex wrote the incredible book..Joi Lansing; A Body To Die For.  A LOVE Story. if you have not read this book I highly recommend it. Alex has a way of making the reader feel like we are living this with her. Its great

We talked some exciting stuff. Alex was invited by a high school to give a lecture to senior students on her book. They loved her. The school is buying six hundred books to be on their curriculum. YAY ALEX! One school down, more to go. We talked her appearances on TV and radio and I pondered if she had gone show biz on me. We discussed the recent death of Tab Hunter and the movie being made about his affair with Anthony Perkins. They would pick up dates/beards and double date but at the end of the night Tab and Tony went off their own as did their dates. I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie. I thought that Joi and Alex story can come at it from two women in love and closeted in the age of flower children and free love. It was NOT THAT free.  you would still be ruined if they found out someone was gay.. I asked how Joy feltt about the big change in films and the 50's and sixty bombshells were not being cast. You had Faye Dunaway, Jane Fonda etc.. She noticed and was very distressed. I asked Alex if she thought it had changed much since classic Hollywood to the fifties to today. She thinks its better but no one should be forced out of closet. 

She told me her recent fan shows she's been too. One was in LA and she had a blast. The other one was as Jois partner to celebrate superman. Joi played the man of steels wife. WHO KNEW!! Alex had a great time. I asked her for some juice. She provided. All of a sudden Diva Joan Cllins comes into the room by her space, where she is not pleased to see Bombshell Loni Anderson was in the booth next to her. Queen Joan would have none of that and after some choice words they took Joan away from Lana and she was the entrance not closely to anyone. Once a diva, always a diva. 

I really loved having Alex on. She is always fun.Plus she's my pal. Lets get her movie made!!

Thanks to Alex Hunter. Who loves ya baby!!

Thanks so much for tuning in.
Grace
​xoxo

You can find her on facebook.com/joi Lansings page

Her book all over/ Here it is at amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Joi-Lansing-Body-Alexis-Hunter-ebook/dp/B014LCWPAK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1532613809&sr=1-1&keywords=Alexis+hunter

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I had my dear pal Poseidon from the very funny blog Poseidons Underground as my co-host. We were delighted to have the very busy Kathy Garver, best known as Cissy in Family Affair. Kathy started acting at three years old. She was in some pretty big flicks. She was the double for Pearl, the adorable tyke being menaced by one of my dreamboats Robert Mitchum In Night Of The Hunter Kathy was in the boat scene when they are floating away from their moms murderer and their fiendish stepfather. She told us about her memories of Robert Mitchum, Charles Laughton, who directed this film and never directed again. Also we head what a sweetie Lillian Gish was. It was not well received at the time but today it is considered a great film and that Charles Laughton did a great job. The cinematography

 was amazing. Then she told us about her scene in The Bad Seed she did with Shelley Fabares calling Rhoda (Patty McCormick) a murderer. The scene got cut. She was devastated and her mom wisely told her the scene was too good and they did not want them upstaging Rhoda. It worked. After The Bad Seed she played a slave girl in The Ten Commandments and told us about the actors there. We finally got To Family Affair. WE talked Brian Keith AKA as Uncle Beeeyooooo. Sebastian Cabot and the adorable cherubs Buffy and Jody. Poseidon told us he does not write sad stuff but did for Family Affair. We talked the amazing guest stars, Ida Lupino, Myrna Loy (who Knew) and Heather Angel as Mr French's veddy english nanny Miss Haverstraw. I taled to Poseidon on an earlier podcast that the saddest major fiml actor on one of the shows was Dana Andrews. He appeared as a Friend of Beeyooooo and they moppets found out he was in the slammer for a bit for stealing money from his company. The horror part was Buffy and Jody decide to hide their piggy banks from Dana, the thief..Poor Dana had to watch these two kids talking about him as they hide their piggy banks. His face.. 

Kathy had to leave us after a half an hour so Poseidon and me talked more about some of these things.

I want to thank Kathy Garver for taking time out of her busy squedule to come on the show.

My dear Poseidon for being a great co-host. 

Mostly our listeners. Thanks for listening

Grace

xoxo

Kathy

www.kathygarver.com

Poseidon

Poseidons Underworld

https://neptsdepths.blogspot.com

 

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