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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

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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

 

 

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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.

 

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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

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

 

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You can also find it on spotify, Spreaker , youtube and anywhere  podcasts are posted

 

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July 24th, 2019    

Part 3 Of History Of Blonde Bombshells. WE talk about The eternal blonde bombshell Mae West. Once again April VeVea Joins me

I've done a couple episodes on Mae. April VeVea, old Hollywood Historian, and blonde bombshell expert Joins me and we  focused on Maes later years. She really was the eternal blonde bombshell. She was 83 year old in starring in Sextette. She was playing a 28 year old. Go Mae. She lived life on her own terms, was a feminist and a one of a kind woman. She was unique, funny and WE both love her.

 I want to thank April for doing the bombshell series with me. She's the best.

 

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

 

Grace

 

April

 

www.classicblondes.com

 

twitter@aprilvevea

 

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July 16th, 2019    

Part 2 Of the history of Blonde Bombshells. We talk about Thelma Todd AKA HoT Toddy..

In the second podcast of the history of Blonde Bombshells, once again I'm joined by my friend April VeVea, classic film and classic blondes historian. She is also a blonde bombshell expert to talk about Thelma Todd. We delve into her life and career but mostly discuss her mysterious death. WE go into all the possibilities. Thelma was gorgeous, funny and beloved. Another tragic blonde bombshell. Her death is still subjected to debate today. We will never know the absolute truth. 

Thanks to April, for being such a great guest and doing the BB series with me.

Mostly I thanks the listeners. You are the best..

Grace

April

www.classicblondes.com

you can follow her on twitter

@AprilVeVea

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July 11th, 2019    

Part 2 I start off my history of Blonde Bombshells podcasts with the first BB, Jean Harlow. My Guest for all the Bombshell podcasts will be April VeVea, classic Movie Historian..

Today I start my series of podcasts on The History Of Blonde Bombshells. My guest for this series with be classic movie and classic blondes historian April VeVea. She knows her stuff and is a lot of fun. 

 

We talk Jeans upbringing, her coming to Hollywood with Mother Jean. Mother Jean wanted to be an actress but she was inherently thirties so that was never to be. She pushed "the Baby" in the films and look who we got. We talk Jeans marriages, Paul Berns "suicide", her flings  her films, her heartbreak over William Powell not marrying her and ultimately her untimely death of kidney failure at age 26. 

 

Jean was poised beyond her years. She was a gifted comedienne, a kind person and a really good actress. There could never be another Jean. They made two awful movies on her life in 1965. One in color starring Caroll Baker, another in black in white starring Carol Lynley. Both were bad, neither woman could capture one iota of what made Jean, Jean. Not their fault, nobody could.  

 

Thanks so much to April VeVea. She is great and she gets to the truth, not a salacious gossip (though I admit, I do like a little salacious gossip) If she is not sure, she says she's not sure. I love her..Next weeks blonde bombshell will be another tragic soul Thelma Todd. 

 

Mostly thanks to the listeners. I so appreciate you listening. I have had some amazing guests. Many more great ones coming up. 

 

Grace

 

April VeVea

 

Her twitter @aprilVeVea

 

www.classicblondes.com

 

She has also authored a book on Jayne Mansfield called Puffblicity. Its part 1, part 2 will be coming soon. Her book on Marilyn Monroe is on its second printing and will be released in August

 

The podcast is pretty much anywhere podcasts are posted, including youtube, spotify, iTunes, listen notes, Spreaker

 

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

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

 

my facebook page. I post new pictures and tinseltown tidbits evert day..

 

https://www.facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown/

 

July 11th, 2019    

Part 1 I start off my history of Blonde Bombshells podcasts with the first BB, Jean Harlow. My Guest for all the Bombshell podcasts will be April VeVea, classic Movie Historian

Today I start my series of podcasts on The History Of Blonde Bombshells. My guest for this series with be classic movie and classic blondes historian April VeVea. She knows her stuff and is a lot of fun. 

 

We talk Jeans upbringing, her coming to Hollywood with Mother Jean. Mother Jean wanted to be an actress but she was inherently thirties so that was never to be. She pushed "the Baby" in the films and look who we got. We talk Jeans marriages, Paul Berns "suicide", her flings  her films, her heartbreak over William Powell not marrying her and ultimately her untimely death of kidney failure at age 26. 

 

Jean was poised beyond her years. She was a gifted comedienne, a kind person and a really good actress. There could never be another Jean. They made two awful movies on her life in 1965. One in color starring Caroll Baker, another in black in white starring Carol Lynley. Both were bad, neither woman could capture one iota of what made Jean, Jean. Not their fault, nobody could.  

 

Thanks so much to April VeVea. She is great and she gets to the truth, not the salacious gossip. If she is not sure, she says she's not sure. I love her..Next weeks blonde bombshell will be another tragic soul Thelma Todd. 

 

Mostly thanks to the listeners. I so appreciate you listening. I have had some amazing guests. Many more great ones coming up. 

 

Grace

 

April VeVea

 

Her twitter @aprilVeVea

 

www.classicblondes.com

 

She has also authored a book on Jayne Mansfield called Puffblicity. Its part 1, part 2 will be coming soon. Her book on Marilyn Monroe is on its second printing and will be released in August

 

The podcast is pretty much anywhere podcasts are posted, including youtube, spotify, iTunes, listen notes, Spreaker

 

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

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

 

my facebook page. I post new pictures and tinseltown tidbits evert day..

 

https://www.facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown/

 

July 8th, 2019    

part 2 I talk to George Raft Biographer Stone Wallace. We discuss the men behind the machine guns….

​I had Stone on before to talk about his very interesting biography of George Raft:The Man That Would Be Bogart.. This show we discuss the usual mobsters, Cagney, Bogart, Raft, Edward G Robinson and Paul Muni as Scarface. Stone talks about less known gangsters. One of my personal favorites ins Jack LaRue. He was handsome, brutal and the perfect gangster. We talked Richard Widmark's breakthrough film as Tommy UDO, the giggling psycho that pushes an old lady in a wheelchair, laughing all the way in the film Kiss Of Death. IRL Richard was a kumbaya kind of guy that went fishing once, caught a fish and felt bad he killed it. No more fishing for Richard. Also Chester Morris, we talked which version of The Three Godfathers we liked best. The Chester Morris, or John Wayne one. Some many gangsters and so little time. We wanted to get Dan Duryea and others there. We had fun and Stone knows his stuff. 

Thanks much to Stone. He is so fun and knowledgable. He's also my friend.

 
Here's a list of Stones books. His newest is a noir fiction called Requiem For A Gangster. Good Read..

Stones Website www.stonewallace.net

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/361940.Stone_Wallace

Thanks mostly for the listeners. I promise to be consistent with my posting. 

Grace

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