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Bananas
True Beauty Bananas with Elizabeth Taylor and Alix Shapiro

Bananas

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 59:20


Kurt and Scotty are joined by Elizabeth Taylor and Alix Shapiro of True Beauty Brooklyn to talk about making plastic out of salmon sperm, a man who was born a dwarf and died a giant, a bride who got pooped on, vomited and then passed out, a girl that found Bronze age axes with a metal detector and a guy who went on a shoplifting spree! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dans l'intimité de l'Histoire
REDIFF - Elles ont touché le fond de la bouteille !

Dans l'intimité de l'Histoire

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 7:11


La dipsomanie, c'est la propension morbide à s'enivrer. Parmi les plus célèbres personnalités ayant développé un alcoolisme mondain, on retrouve la Princesse Margaret du Royaume-Uni (1930-2002), qui ne se déplace jamais sans une bouteille de whisky. Cette consommation excessive d'alcool et de cigarettes lui vaut bien des problèmes de santé. De la reine du jazz, Billie Holiday (1915-1959) à l'écrivaine Marguerite Duras (1914-1996) en passant par l'actrice Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), Clémentine Portier-Kaltenbach vous raconte des histoires enivrées à consommer sans modération...

Perfume Room
28. Deck the Halls in Elizabeth Taylor Passion (w/ Fat Mascara Hosts Jess Matlin and Jenn Sullivan)

Perfume Room

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 56:40


Today's guests are THE ULTIMATE; I am joined by Jessica Matlin and Jenn Sullivan – the co-hosts of the award-winning beauty podcast, Fat Mascara. Jess and Jenn are true industry insiders; Jess is currently the Beauty Director at Harper's Bazaar, and Jenn was most recently Beauty Director at Marie Claire. They are – on a personal and professional level – fragrance *obsessed* and in this hour, the three of us come together, freak out, and kindle some genuine BVE. (Don't know what that is? Listen to find out.) The ep also entails a high-stakes game of Kill F*ck Marry, and the results will *amaze* you. Also, if you have not yet listened to my ep on Fat Mascara (ep 361) you must. FRAGS MENTIONED: Commodity Orris, Centauri Antheia, Atelier Silver Iris, Maison Margielia Lipstick On, Kierin Nitro Noir, O Boticário, Lancôme La Vie est Belle Légère, Debbie Gibson Electric Youth, B&BW Gingham, Creed Love in White, Todd Oldham for Women, Elizabeth Taylor Passion, Ellis Brooklyn Après, 06130 Matéo, Centauri Antheia, Vilhelm Dear Polly, Nemat Sandal Wood, Commodity Book Expressive, BDK Gris Charnel, Penhaligon's Halfeti, Amouage Meander, Aerin Evening Rose, Byredo Rose Noir, Kilian Roses on Ice, Aerin Rose de Grasse, Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady, The Body Shop White Musk, Nemat Amber, Lisa Hoffman Japanese Agarwood, DSH Special Formula X, Aerin Lilac Path, Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Annick Goutal Heure Exquise, Lolita Lempicka, Robert Piguet Fracas, Le Labo Thé Noir 29, Agent Provocateur, Le Labo Santal 33, Baccarat Rouge 540, Kilian Love Don't Be Shy, CK Obsession, Inis, Brioni EDT, Guerlain Soliflores FOLLOW: @fatmascara @jessicamatlin @jenn_edit LET'S CHAT ON IG: @perfumeroompod CHECK OUT MY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: www.shorturl.at/hyEH5 LET'S FIND YOUR NEXT SCENT! https://shoplist.us/emmavernon/consults

The Gospel of Musical Theatre
3.1 West Side Story! (Sondheim Season Premiere!)

The Gospel of Musical Theatre

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 65:15


Today, we begin our long awaited exploration of the musicals of the great Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021) who died recently at the age of 91. We're starting with one of Sondheim's early collaborations: the 1957 classic West Side Story, which saw Sondheim working as lyricist alongside composer Leonard Bernstein. We talk about: - The death of Sondheim and his emerging status as a guru/wisdom teacher in the “church” of musical theatre – a reputation famously sent-up by the song “God” - The origins of West Side Story (1957) in the racial & religious tensions between Jewish & Catholic immigrants in New York City's East Side at the turn of the 20th century, and how race in America had shifted by the 50s - "Something's Coming," "The Jet Song," and the two dueling religious systems in West Side Story: group belonging vs. love, and the desire for a conversion experience - The show's classic love songs—"Tonight," "Maria," and "Somewhere"—with their theological ideas about the full embodiment of sexual desire, and the power (and lure) of forbidden love - West Side Story's social agenda, explored in "Gee, Officer Krupke" and "America," and the tension between whether we hold society or individuals responsible for violence - Whether the show ends in tragedy or hope – the challenge of redemptive violence and the promise of Maria as the priest of her community You'll hear: - The company of the 2010 revue Sondheim on Sondheim (including the great Barbara Cook, Vanessa L. Williams, Leslie Kritzer, Erin Mackey, Tom Wopat, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton, and Matthew Scott), singing the song “God” - Isaac Cole Powell singing "Something's Coming" (available to watch here) - Larry Kert & Carol Lawrence singing "Tonight," "Somewhere" and "I Feel Pretty" from the original 1957 Broadway Cast Recording. - Max Goberman, Eddie Roll, Grover Dale and the company of the original Broadway cast singing "Gee, Officer Krupke" - Carol Lawrence, Carmen Gutierrez, Marilyn Cooper and Elizabeth Taylor singing "I Feel Pretty" from the Original Broadway Cast recording.   Continue the conversation with Peter (@pgeinvan) and Nathan (@nathan_lerud) on Twitter, and follow the Gospel of Musical Theatre on Instagram or Twitter @gospelofmt.

The Style That Binds Us
The Story Behind Iconic Fashion Jewelry Designer Kenneth Jay Lane

The Style That Binds Us

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 39:49


We are so excited to have Chris Sheppard, President at Kenneth Jay Lane, on The Style That Binds Us podcast! I worked with Chris while working on the jewelry buying team at Barneys because KJL was my vendor! Kenneth Jay Lane is a phenomenal fashion jewelry company that has been worn by Jackie' O, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, Nancy Reagan, Princess Diana, Babe Paley, Diana Vreeland, Barbara Bush, Carolina Herrera, among many others. It has also been worn by Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and more. Faking It, but Kenneth Jay Lane:https://rstyle.me/+cugAVbdyU8zNUsy8MJT1rg Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/f3jkxjckf47 Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box by Madeleine Albright: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/f3jk38ckf47 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/delia-folk8/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/delia-folk8/support

Adam Carolla Show
Part 2: Kathy Ireland on Navigating the Fashion Industry, Having Faith, and Learning from Mean People (ACS Dec 8)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 72:58


Adam chats 1-on-1 with Kathy Ireland in Part 2 of today's show. The conversation begins with her days establishing a newspaper route as a young girl, and what she learned early on in her modeling career. Adam also asks her about her work in the home industry, and she talks about some of the uncomfortable situations she was in while navigating the fashion industry. Later they discuss learning lessons from mean people, how Kathy has stayed so positive and thoughtful, and her friendship with Elizabeth Taylor. As the show wraps up, Adam and Kathy talk about how curiosity leads to success. Please support today's sponsors! SimpliSafe.com/ADAM Klaviyo.com/HOLIDAYS Lifelock.com enter ADAM TommyJohn.com/ADAM TRICOCatsAndDogs.com Geico.com

Adam Carolla Show
Part 1: Vinnie Tortorich, plus The News (ACS Dec 8)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 63:23


At the top of pod, Adam chats with Bryan and Gina about today's guest, Kathy Ireland, being a very successful business mogul. He also talks about what he learned from Vinnie Tortorich's new documentary, and Gina brings up a ‘Help Wanted' sign that's going viral. From there, the group listens to more submissions for ‘Blandinos', including some from Dawson and Vinnie Tortorich. Vinnie then speaks more on the topics of methane in India, and the growing fake food industry. Before the break, Gina reads news stories about the Haitian hostage crisis, updates to the US army fitness test, the fight against Alzheimer's, a ‘Christmas Vacation' display causing local controversy, and more info on horse racing deaths. Please support today's sponsors: SimpliSafe.com/ADAM Klaviyo.com/HOLIDAYS Lifelock.com enter ADAM TommyJohn.com/ADAM TRICOCatsAndDogs.com Geico.com

Today's Top Tune
Pete Yorn: ‘Elizabeth Taylor'

Today's Top Tune

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 3:15


It's safe to say that Pete Yorn uses Los Angeles as a canvas on which he paints his songs. Inspired by his home base, his latest release “Elizabeth Taylor” announces his forthcoming ninth album and is buoyed by nostalgia and a steady beat. 

通勤學英語
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K263: 男方應不應該領取贍養費的悖論

通勤學英語

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 4:03


每日英語跟讀 Ep.K263: The Paradox of Alimony for Men   When it comes to alimony, the law is blind to gender. “What's good for the goose is good for the gander, that's how family law works,” said Laura Wasser, the California lawyer representing singer Kelly Clarkson in her high-profile divorce. 談到贍養費,法律在性別上是盲目的。「對母鵝好的事,對公鵝也好,這是家庭法運作的方式。」在歌手凱莉.克萊森備受關注的離婚官司中,為她辯護的加州律師蘿拉.瓦瑟說。 Even though the Supreme Court ruled that alimony is gender neutral in 1979, Wasser said that women have still been surprised to find themselves doling out spousal support. “What amazes me is that many bright and sophisticated women don't realize they will have to pay,” said Wasser, declining to comment directly on Clarkson's case. 即使最高法院1979年判決贍養費應該為性別中立,瓦瑟說,女人發現自己要付配偶贍養費時,仍然會感到驚訝。「令我吃驚的是,許多聰明且世故的女人不知道她們必須要付錢。」瓦瑟說,她拒絕直接評論克萊森的案子。 Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock, an entertainment agent, split in 2020 after seven years of marriage. Despite a prenuptial agreement recently upheld in a Los Angeles court, Blackstock has been awarded temporary monthly spousal support of nearly $150,000, half of his initial ask. 克萊森和娛樂經紀人布萊克斯托克結婚七年,2020年離婚。儘管洛杉磯法院近日認可其婚前協議,布萊克斯托克暫時仍可獲得每月近15萬美元的配偶贍養費,是他初始要求金額的一半。 In addition to the monthly spousal support paid by Clarkson, Blackstock also receives child support of around $45,000 per month, despite Clarkson having been awarded primary physical custody of their two children. 除了克萊森每月支付的配偶贍養費,布萊克斯托克也拿到每月約4萬5000美元的子女扶養費,雖然克萊森已取得她們兩個子女的主要人身監護權。 This might seem like a lot, but according to documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Clarkson's monthly income is $1.9 million. She follows in the wake of other female stars whose settlements were way steeper: Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosanne Barr, Kirstie Alley and Janet Jackson have all paid hugely in their divorces. 這個金額看起來或許很多,但根據洛杉磯高等法院的文件,克萊森的月收入是190萬美元。她加入其他女明星之列,但這些人離婚協議金額更高:瑪丹娜、伊莉莎白泰勒、羅珊巴爾、克絲汀艾莉及珍娜傑克森,全都在離婚時付出巨款。 Public response to the breakup has not been favorable to Blackstock who, on Twitter, has been called out as a “parasite,” and “an opportunist,” among other unprintable names. 大眾對離婚官司的反應並未偏向布萊克斯托克,他在推特上被罵作「寄生蟲」和「投機分子」,還有其他不堪入目的字眼。 Part of the shock over such settlements, according to Alexandra Killewald, a sociology professor at Harvard who studies the effects of unequal earning on relationships, may be influenced by preconceived notions about gender. “Our culture expects men to be the primary breadwinners and there are simply more options for women for part-time work or to take time for child rearing,” Killewald said. 哈佛大學研究感情關係中收入不平等效應的社會學教授亞莉珊卓拉.基里瓦德說,對於這類離婚協議的震驚反應,部分可能受到先入為主性別觀念影響。基里瓦德說,「我們的文化期待男人是主要收入來源,對女人來說,不論是找兼職工作或扶養子女,選擇就是比較多」。 Another reason that men being awarded alimony can come as a surprise is because it doesn't happen that often. 男人被判獲得贍養費令人驚訝的另一個理由是,這不常發生。 According to a 2019 study of census data by the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research group, half of United States households are headed by women, on average. Despite an increase in stay-at-home husbands, far more women than men seek and receive spousal support. 根據非營利研究組織「都市研究院」2019年以普查數據所作的一項研究,美國家庭平均半數由女人當家。儘管家庭主夫增加,尋求且獲得配偶贍養費的女人遠比男人多。Source article: https://udn.com/news/story/6904/5903796

I Saw What You Did
That's a F**k Room

I Saw What You Did

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 73:22


Danielle and Millie discuss POINT BREAK (1991) and POINT BREAK (2015), Gatorade commercial wisdom, squirrel suits, and co-host of the True Beauty Brooklyn podcast Elizabeth Taylor joins the ladies to answer a mailbag question! To see a full ISWYD movie list, check out our Letterboxd here: https://letterboxd.com/isawwhatyoudid/films/diary/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

House of Crouse
Leonard Maltin + Helen Walsh

House of Crouse

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 39:37


On this week's Richard Crouse Show Podcast we get to know legendary film critic Leonard Maltin. His new book “Starstruck: My Unlikely Road to Hollywood,” is on shelves now and details his 30-year run on Entertainment Tonight, his interviews with golden age of Hollywood elites like Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sean Connery, Shirley Temple, and Jimmy Stewart and insights into moviemaking with stories from the past, present, and future stars of film, like George Lucas, Kevin Feige of Marvel, Quentin Tarantino, and Guillermo del Toro. Then, Helen Walsh, author of "Pull Focus: A Novel," a book that has been described as “Part Real Housewives, part grown-up Nancy Drew,” stops by. Set within the inner workings of an international film festival, the novel details Hollywood power brokers, Russian oil speculators, Chinese propagandists, and a board chair who seemingly has it out for Jane, the book's main character.

Une histoire de cinéma
Elizabeth Taylor, la dernière icône d'Hollywood

Une histoire de cinéma

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 28:38


Elizabeth Taylor serait-elle, selon le titre de l'une de ses biographies, « la dernière star » ? Ou l'ultime produit de l'âge d'or des grands studios ? Les rôles ont épousé les âges et les apparences. Elle a franchi les années avec une volonté farouche, ne se laissant jamais enfermer dans les stéréotypes auxquels on aurait voulu la réduire. La Cinémathèque française rend hommage à l'actrice de Soudain l'été dernier et Qui a peur de Virginia Wolf ? à travers une rétrospective de sa riche filmographie, du 1er décembre au 5 janvier 2022. Musiques : Bande originale du film Cléopâtre composée par Alex NorthBande originale du film Une place au soleil composée par Franz WaxmanBande originale du film La chatte sur un toit brûlant composée par Leonard BernsteinBande originale du film Cérémonie secrète composée par Richard Rodney Bennett

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson
George Chakiris On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 86:07


Third time is the charm! Twice scheduled to grace my living room pre-pandemic, what a Thanksgiving gift Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner, George Chakiris is. Perfectly timed. Ridiculously easy on the eyes, he defies the passage of time and is as gracefully humble in word and deed as he is gliding across a dance floor, or the streets of the barrio, as the case may be. Forever, Bernardo, we dove into a multitude of his other films, from his first, singing with a boys choir opposite Katherine Hepburn in Song of Love, to background dancer alongside Marilyn Monroe, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosalind Russell, and Cyd Charisse, to name but a few. Taking his first dance class at 19, he did over a dozen films almost immediately, and went from gypsy to starring in the London production of West Side Story, as… wait for it, Riff. George had not only never acted, he'd nary taken an acting class, and yet in short shrift, he was earning an Oscar, as Bernardo opposite Rita Moreno, in the winningest musical of all time, besting Montgomery Clift, Peter Falk, George C Scott, and Jackie Gleason. A multitude of dramatic films followed, starring opposite Yul Brenner, Charlton Heston, Gene Kelly, Richard Widmark, and Yvette Mimieux, which names but a few. Fabulous stories about fabulous women, Judy Garland (genuis), Liza Minelli, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Shirley Jones, Natalie Wood, Elaine Stritch, and a great one about Elvis. As taken with all of the above as I think we'd be, George's refreshing humility is a gentle kiss to Hollywood glitz and glamour. Speaking of glitz, George parlayed his talent from the silver screen to sterling silver Jewelry, featuring necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more. BLING! I was shocked to discover he not only designes the gorgeous pieces, he silversmiths them into reality. Perfect holiday gifts for that very special someone. You? I've got my eye on one or two. georgechakiris.com I'm currently devouring George's memoir, My West Side Story, with story upon story of the movie and all that is George Chakiris's delicious life. https://amzn.to/30OeD36 These have been challenging days. Spending time with gorgeous George fills my gratitude jar to the rim. Just in time. Happy Thanksgiving. Please pardon the sound at the top of the show. Tech issues glitched the glitz. George Chakiris on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson Wed, 11/24/21, 6pm PT, 9pm ET Streamed Live on my Facebook Replay here: https://bit.ly/3oVgkUl All BROADcasts, as podcasts, also available on iTunes apple.co/2dj8ld3 Stitcher bit.ly/2h3R1fla tunein bit.ly/2gGeItj Also on iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, Voox, OwlTail, Backtracks, PlayerFM, Himalaya, Podchaser, and Listen Notes Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products, for the best dressed. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/ Blue Microphones and Kevin Walt

The World Is Wrong
...about Winter Kills (1979)

The World Is Wrong

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 94:04


William Richert's adaptation of Richard Condon's assassination novel is the star-studded pinnacle of 1970's paranoid cinema crossed with a very dark and dry and dirty comedy. Directed by William Richert. Starring Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Belinda Bauer, Eli Wallach, Richard Boone, Ralph Meeker, Sterling Hayden, Toshiro Mifune, Dorothy Malone and Elizabeth Taylor How is the world wrong about this movie? From Andras: “Winter Kills” works a lot better for those steeped in JFK assassination lore which made it hip upon release in 1979 and incredibly obscure now. Add to this the film's insistence on being funny and I guess most people don't know what to make of it. So, is the world wrong or just plain ignorant? Find all of our episodes at www.theworldiswrongpodcast.com Follow us on Instagram @theworldiswrongpodcast Follow us on Twitter @worldiswrongpod Follow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKE5tmbr-I_hLe_W9pUqXag Find all of our episodes at www.theworldiswrongpodcast.com Follow us on Instagram @theworldiswrongpodcast Follow us on Twitter @worldiswrongpod Follow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKE5tmbr-I_hLe_W9pUqXag The World Is Wrong theme written, produced and performed by Andras Jones Check out: The Director's Wall with Bryan Connolly & AJ Gonzalez & The Radio8Ball Show hosted by Andras Jones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Madness Madness!
Episode 39: Taylor Camp vs. Father Divine

Madness Madness!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 131:31


This week's episode is not that depressing at all! Relatively speaking! Taylor Camp was camp started by movie star Elizabeth Taylor('s brother)! He didn't really live there; it was less a traditional camp and more of a swath of undeveloped shoreline he gave to some hippies to piss off local Hawaiian authorities. It's that or a sojourn with Father Divine, a guy who was just straight-up God, according to him. (I mean why not, right?) He sure did feed and house a lot of hungry and desperate people during a time when it was needed most! Naturally he got arrested for it a lot. Join us for an episode with a legit surprise ending!

Radio Duna - Lugares Notables
De Burton a Liz una semana antes de morir

Radio Duna - Lugares Notables

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021


1984 – Richard Burton se ha casado con su última mujer 8 meses antes de escribir esta carta a su eterna ex esposa, Elizabeth Taylor desde Suiza. En la voz, Bárbara Espejo.

Get Off The Bench Podcast
Scott Harris - Leaping forward over any obstacle

Get Off The Bench Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 62:31


Scott Harris comes from a family of established, highly-successful individuals. At a very young age, Scott convinced his parents to send him to a military boarding school in Wisconsin he learned to fly at the age of 12.At the age of 17, he enlisted in the army, where he developed a passion for skydiving, and he soon won the National Collegiate Skydiving Championships. A terrible skydiving accident left with him with a shattered femur, broken tibia, three broken ribs, facial stitches, and concussion, but he was back in the air 3 months later.Scott earned Commercial, Instrument, and Certified Flight Instructor ratings, and would eventually run a parachute school. Years later, he met his 2nd wife, who connected him to the world of photography which became his profession. Over the years, Scott has built a successful property inspection business, and has become known as an expert in infrared thermography.Scott is also the author of the book ‘Leap Forward', a public speaker and provides training programs for the corporate sector to help managers and entrepreneurs achieve their goals and improve their performance.You may also remember the infamous photographer that parachuted (uninvited) into Elizabeth Taylor's wedding at Michael Jackson's ranch - yep, that was Scott.Socials:Website: https://www.scottkharris.com/Facebook: Scott K Harris @Scottspeaks1957You Tube: Scott HarrisYouTube (Skydiving is a metaphor) Leap Forward (book)Leap Forward Audiobook downloadEnjoy the visual here on Youtube

Radio Duna - Lugares Notables
La pasión: Elizabeth Taylor y Richard Burton

Radio Duna - Lugares Notables

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021


1963- se estrena la carísima Cleopatra, en cuyo rodaje, salieron chispas cuando se encontraron en el plató la faraona Elizabeth Taylor y un muy espléndido Richard Burton. Se detestaron al comienzo. Pero tras la primera escena de amor, todo cambia. Dicen los testigos que fue como un abrazo de tigres. Vino entonces una relación bombástica y devastadora. En la voz, Bárbara Espejo.

Richard Skipper Celebrates
Richard Skipper Celebrates A Look Back at The Life of Mitch Douglas (11/06/2021)

Richard Skipper Celebrates

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 72:00


For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/EZ-hf40zqlU During a thirty-year tenure at ICM, Douglas represented books, plays and musicals by Tennessee Williams,Arthur Miller, and many literary giants. He represented memoirs by Shelley Winters, Lana Turner, Maurice Evans, Eva Le Gallienne, Eartha Kitt, Lillian Gish, Peter Marshall, Hermione Gingold, Michael Crawford, Rose Marie, Judy Carne, the 21 original cast members of A Chorus Line (On the Line: The Making of A Chorus Line). and biographies by J. Randy Taraborrelli(including the current best seller, Elizabeth (Taylor), Anne Edwards, Hollis Alpert, Elaine Dundy, Jonny Whiteside, Charles Higham, Roy Moseley, Maurice Zolotow, Peter Brown, Al DiOrio and Robert and Jan Lowell on the lives of Vivien Leigh, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Shirley Temple, Ronald Regan, Margaret Mitchell, Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Howard Hughes, Elvis Presley, Jane Russell, Rose Maddox,Johnny Ray, Queen Elizabeth, Maria Callas, Barbra Streisand, and Maria Callas.Calvin Mitchell (Mitch) Douglas passed from metastatic brain cancer on November 5th, 2020 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY. He was 78 years old. Virtually, many of his friends, family, and colleagues will join me to celebrate a rich life and legacy. Mitch was born on March 27, 1942 in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Beginning in an entry level mailroom job, Mitch Douglas quickly rose up the agency ladder and became a veteran literary agent, spending 30 years as a literary agent at International Creative Management (ICM).  Mitch also championed many Off-Broadway successes, including Nunsense, Boobs! The Musical, Bat Boy and Song Of Singapore.  Speaking: Stephen Currens, J Mary Wickliffe Bishop, John DiLeo, Donald Jackson, Lawrence Leritz, Bill McCauley

Who The Hell Are We?
More Wedding Content!

Who The Hell Are We?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 53:03


Podcasting from Chicago and Williamsburg, Mel and Ed are *still* popping popcorn, watching old movies and dishing on them! This week's movie: FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1950) starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Billie Burke, and Leo G. Carroll. Mel and Ed make book recommendations with similar themes. Send podcast comments and suggestions to Melanded@whothehellarewe.com Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson
Ruta Lee Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 61:30


Sometimes all that glitters is gold. Actress, dancer, philanthropist, pisser, Ruta Lee, is one bodacious, bawdy broad, absolutely gorgeous, inside and out. This was not the time to be having a bad hair day and wardrobe issues. Sitting across the virtual desk from this stunner I felt like an ill-kempt man. I couldn't take my eyes off the perfectly coiffed and made-up woman whose lipstick never lost its luster through an hour of conversation, whilst mine disappeared faster than Florence Griffith-Joyner at the starting gate. And yet, Ruta, at every turn, was warm, inclusive, and oh so kind to me. Literally giddy with her attention, I consider my ass well kissed. And, what a conversation it 'twas! From her earliest days in Montreal with her adoring Lithuanian parents who sacrificed everything to get their Ruta to Hollywood. Dance lessons, acting classes, and live theatre swiftly led to teenage Ruta being featured on The Burns and Allen Show, The Adventures Superman, to starring in the Academy Award Nominated, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Ruta talked about Frank Sinatra and how he unknowingly led to her casting in Witness for the Prosecution, and then knowingly her starring role opposite him and the rest of the Rat Pack in Sergeants 3. Frank, Dean, Sammy, and Peter, oh my! We got stories! About meeting Marilyn, sitting across the table from Elizabeth Taylor (with whom she later co-starred in Sweet Bird of Youth), Milton Berle, and John Wayne. What a story that is! Meeting Debbie Reynolds with whom she shared 50 years of great friendship and philanthropy. The Thalians, a huge part of both of their lives which has changed more lives than can be counted. Playing charades with Lucy, getting Clint, being adored by George Burns, kissing more Hollywood stars than you can shake a stick at, and getting the reveal on who were two of her favorites. *sigh* We talked Perry Mason, High Rollers, and Alex Trebeck, Match Game, Hollywood Squares, Johnny Carson, leaving us with a tear, yet we barely scratched the Ruta surface. There's a promised Part 2 in both of our futures. As soon as I mentioned her recently dropped memoir, Consider Your Ass Kissed, https://amzn.to/3mB2ZAy she hit it back to me, giving a nod to my, Don't Jump. Generosity seeps from this woman's pores. I can't wait to dive into her juicy tome. What a life she's lived and continues to savor, and wow, can this woman tell a tale. I'll be volunteering at the Ruta Lee fan club, devouring her book, jumping to schedule another sit-down, and, I hope sharing many more moments and belly laughs with this Hollywood glamour puss. Ruta Lee defies age and gravity. I'd kill to have what she's having. Ruta Lee Live on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson Wed, 11/3/21, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET Streamed Live on my Facebook Replay here: https://bit.ly/2ZPJACWv All BROADcasts, as podcasts, also available on iTunes apple.co/2dj8ld3 Stitcher bit.ly/2h3R1fla tunein bit.ly/2gGeItj Also on iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, Voox, OwlTail, Backtracks, PlayerFM, Himalaya, Podchaser, and Listen Notes Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products, for the best dressed. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/ Blue Microphones and Kevin Walt

I Love This, You Should Too
129 Scarface and the Geto Boys,The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, & I'm A Cyborg But That's Okay Preview

I Love This, You Should Too

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 45:22


Indy talks about Southern Hip-Hop pioneers The Geto Boys, Scarface, and his autobiography Diary of a Madman, Samantha recommends the Old Hollywood historical fiction The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and we introduce next week's watch, the (sort of) romantic comedy I'm A Cyborg But That's Okay from Korean auteur Park Chan-wook!   Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper and record producer best known as a member of the Geto Boys, a hip hop group from Houston, Texas.[2] He grew up in Houston and is originally from the city's South Acres (Crestmont Park) neighborhood.[3] In 2012, The Source ranked him #16 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time,[4] while About.com ranked him #6 on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987–2007). The Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) is an American hip hop group originally formed in Houston, Texas. The group was formed in 1987.[1] The Geto Boys enjoyed success in the 1990s with the group's classic lineup consisting of Bushwick Bill, Scarface and Willie D, earning several certified albums and hit singles, including "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" which reached No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs and #23 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] The Geto Boys earned notoriety for lyrics covering controversial topics such as misogyny, gore, psychotic experiences, and necrophilia. About.com ranked the Geto Boys No. 10 on its list of the 25 Best Rap Groups of All-Time, describing them as "southern rap pioneers who paved the way for future southern hip-hop acts."   The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a historical fiction novel by American author Taylor Jenkins Reid and published by Atria Books in 2017. The novel tells the story of the fictional Old Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo, who at the age of 79 decides to give a final interview to an unknown journalist, Monique Grant. According to Reid, Evelyn Hugo was loosely based in part on actresses Elizabeth Taylor, who was married eight times to seven different men, and Ava Gardner, who revealed the secrets of her life to a journalist which was eventually published as Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations. Reid also discusses how Rita Hayworth was a big influence on the character Evelyn Hugo. Hayworth, whose father was a Spaniard, had a very similar start to Hugo which can be seen in the beginning of the novel.   Mind Playing Tricks on Me by Geto Boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJtHdkyo0hc&ab_channel=UPROXXVideo Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IJCFc_qkHw&ab_channel=UPROXXVideo

Sudden Double Deep
139 KILLS (Winter Kills, Machete Kills and Halloween Kills)

Sudden Double Deep

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 89:30


On this episode, Daryl and Matt discuss: Winter Kills. Directed by William Richert, Starring Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Sterling Hayden, Anthony Perkins, Belinda Bauer, Eli Wallach, Toshiro Mifune and Elizabeth Taylor. Machete Kills. Directed by Robert Rodriguez . Starring  Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Demián Bichir, Walton Goggins, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lady Gaga. Halloween Kills. Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton and Anthony Michael Hall. Please review us over on Apple Podcasts. Got comments or suggestions for new episodes? Email: sddpod@gmail.com. Seek us out via Twitter and Instagram @ sddfilmpodcast Support our Patreon for $3 a month and get access to our exclusive show, Sudden Double Deep Cuts where we talk about our favourite movie soundtracks, scores and theme songs. We also have t-shirts available via our TeePublic store!

BOAT Briefing
57: BOAT Briefing - Is the Red Sea ripe for a superyacht invasion?

BOAT Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 55:31


In this week's BOAT Briefing, the team discuss the yacht that Richard Burton bought Elizabeth Taylor, Kalizmah, and her exciting new refit; editor Stewart Campbell reports back following a recent trip to Saudi Arabia; and travel editor Georgia Boscawen interviews Martin Enckell, one of the co-founders of Nansen Polar Expeditions, who she joined onboard the 72 metre expedition vessel Nansen Explorer in Iceland earlier this year. There's also news of a 127m yacht rumoured to belong to Amazon's Jeff Bezos; Van de Valk's new “explorer-type” motor yacht, Lady Lene; Silent Yachts' new 31m flagship, the Silent 100 Explorer; and a highly-customised steel 50m currently in build at Heesen. The data story focuses on the growth of the explorer yacht market, and where the boats are heading. https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/jeff-bezos-oceanco-sailing-yacht https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/van-der-valk-custom-explorer-lady-lene https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/silent-yachts-100-explorer https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/project-oslo-24-heesen https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/jeff-bezos-oceanco-sailing-yacht https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/van-der-valk-custom-explorer-lady-lene https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/silent-yachts-100-explorer https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/project-oslo-24-heesen

Euripides, Eumenides
Private Lives 1983

Euripides, Eumenides

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 61:19


Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Film and TV producer Brand Birtwistle of The Brand Productions discuss the single on-stage partnership of doomed couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the 1983 production of Noel Coward's classic comedy "Private Lives."  

Filmsuck
Elizabeth Taylor Part 2: The Last Star

Filmsuck

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 89:09


So much Liz that we needed two episodes to deal with all that stardom. Here we cover everything from the Liz-starring film epic Cleopatra that bankrupted 20th Century-Fox to near-death from pneumonia and an emergency tracheotomy to the scandalous Liz-and-Dick romance that included two marriages to Richard Burton plus one rebuke from the Pope to her Oscar-winning performance at age thirty-four as middle-aged harridan Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic to groundbreaking AIDS activism... And a whole lot more besides! 

Screen Test of Time
Episode 174: A Place in the Sun

Screen Test of Time

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 27:19


A master class in why method acting can actually make a performance less believable, A Place in the Sun is a real downer. Montgomery Clift gets typecast as a slack-jawed jerk who chases after yet another rich woman, but the twist is that, unlike in The Heiress, the woman he doesn't really care about and treats abhorrently isn't the one he's trying to marry. Elizabeth Taylor is beautiful, charming, and actually pretty good, in a role that makes a lot more sense than the one she had in Father of the Bride.

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Lessons from Concurrent Pandemics of COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 62:06


Join us for an important intergenerational conversation with LGBTQ Asians and Pacific Islanders and their allies. Our panelists will share QTAPI stories and experiences of the dual pandemics of HIV/AIDS and COVID-19; their histories as Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States; their past and current roles in community organizing and the political process; as well as other issues that are part of the current cultural and political shifts and relevant to the experiences of QTAPI individuals. Meet the Speakers Ignatius Bau was the HIV prevention program coordinator at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum in the mid-1990s, and served as a member of the President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and advisory groups about HIV/AIDS for the federal Office of Minority Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institutes for Health. He also has served on the board of directors for the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Community HIV Project, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, National Minority AIDS Project, and Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Cecilia Chung is the senior director of strategic initiatives and evaluation at Transgender Law Center, a health commissioner of San Francisco and an internationally recognized civil rights leader in the LGBT and HIV community. Chung has served as the co-chair of GNP+ and is currently a member of the WHO Advisory Council of Women Living with HIV. Vince Crisostomo is a gay Chamorro (Pacific Islander) long-term HIV/AIDS survivor who believes in the healing power of community and has dedicated more than 30 years to HIV/AIDS activism and LGBTQ communities. He is passionate about bringing health care to all and social justice equity to people of every sexual identity, HIV status, gender, race and age. Crisostomo is SFAF's director of aging services and previously managed the Elizabeth Taylor 50 Plus Network for long-term HIV survivors. He co-chaired the HIV & Aging Work Group and was an active member of the Mayor's Long-Term Care Coordinating Council. Crisostomo has led a number of grassroots HIV advocacy and LGBTQ organizations in the United States and overseas. He was executive director of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Regional Networks on HIV/AIDS, founded the Pacific Island Jurisdiction AIDS Action Group, and served as a United Nations NGO delegate for the Asia Pacific. In 2019, having won the popular vote, he was community grand marshall for San Francisco Pride. In July 2021, he was appointed to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission's LGBTQI+ Advisory Committee. NOTES This is a free program; any voluntary donations made during registration will support the production of our online programs. A complimentary lunch will be provided before the program for in-person attendees. The Commonwealth Club thanks Gilead Sciences, Inc. for its generous support of The Michelle Meow Show.  Program presented in partnership with GAPA Theatre, The Connection at the San Francisco Community Health Center, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and The Commonwealth Club of California. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. SPEAKERS Ignatius Bau Former HIV Prevention Program Coordinator, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum; Former Member, President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Cecilia Chung Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation, Transgender Law Center; Health Commissioner, San Francisco Vince Crisostomo Director of Aging Services, San Francisco AIDS Foundation Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Host and Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on October 6th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Lessons from Concurrent Pandemics of COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 62:06


Join us for an important intergenerational conversation with LGBTQ Asians and Pacific Islanders and their allies. Our panelists will share QTAPI stories and experiences of the dual pandemics of HIV/AIDS and COVID-19; their histories as Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States; their past and current roles in community organizing and the political process; as well as other issues that are part of the current cultural and political shifts and relevant to the experiences of QTAPI individuals. Meet the Speakers Ignatius Bau was the HIV prevention program coordinator at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum in the mid-1990s, and served as a member of the President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and advisory groups about HIV/AIDS for the federal Office of Minority Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institutes for Health. He also has served on the board of directors for the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Community HIV Project, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, National Minority AIDS Project, and Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Cecilia Chung is the senior director of strategic initiatives and evaluation at Transgender Law Center, a health commissioner of San Francisco and an internationally recognized civil rights leader in the LGBT and HIV community. Chung has served as the co-chair of GNP+ and is currently a member of the WHO Advisory Council of Women Living with HIV. Vince Crisostomo is a gay Chamorro (Pacific Islander) long-term HIV/AIDS survivor who believes in the healing power of community and has dedicated more than 30 years to HIV/AIDS activism and LGBTQ communities. He is passionate about bringing health care to all and social justice equity to people of every sexual identity, HIV status, gender, race and age. Crisostomo is SFAF's director of aging services and previously managed the Elizabeth Taylor 50 Plus Network for long-term HIV survivors. He co-chaired the HIV & Aging Work Group and was an active member of the Mayor's Long-Term Care Coordinating Council. Crisostomo has led a number of grassroots HIV advocacy and LGBTQ organizations in the United States and overseas. He was executive director of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Regional Networks on HIV/AIDS, founded the Pacific Island Jurisdiction AIDS Action Group, and served as a United Nations NGO delegate for the Asia Pacific. In 2019, having won the popular vote, he was community grand marshall for San Francisco Pride. In July 2021, he was appointed to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission's LGBTQI+ Advisory Committee. NOTES This is a free program; any voluntary donations made during registration will support the production of our online programs. A complimentary lunch will be provided before the program for in-person attendees. The Commonwealth Club thanks Gilead Sciences, Inc. for its generous support of The Michelle Meow Show.  Program presented in partnership with GAPA Theatre, The Connection at the San Francisco Community Health Center, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and The Commonwealth Club of California. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. SPEAKERS Ignatius Bau Former HIV Prevention Program Coordinator, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum; Former Member, President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Cecilia Chung Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation, Transgender Law Center; Health Commissioner, San Francisco Vince Crisostomo Director of Aging Services, San Francisco AIDS Foundation Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Host and Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on October 6th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Big Diva Energy
Ep 40 - Elizabeth Taylor: Birth to Burton (Part 1) [with Isobel Rogers]

Big Diva Energy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 71:32


Put on some lipstick and pull yourselves together, Divas! This week's episode really is incredibly grand, as we begin what will come to be something of a saga. It is, of course, the legendary tale of the eternally fabulous ELIZABETH TAYLOR. Like our episodes on Britney, the life and career of the original TayTay has such an exceptional wealth of anecdotes that we just had to give her to you over several courses. Thus, we serve up a feast in the form of Liz's story from her birth to the first of two marriages to one Richard Burton. And your maître d, here to oversee such a delicious banquet, is none other than writer, singer and performer, Isobel Rogers (@Isobel_Roge). So join all three (recorded IRL no less!) as they talk lavender marriages, Liz's celebrity pet hamster, Nibbles, and her devoted relationship to the Fuck You Club. Along the way, we somehow talk a lot about guitars, even more about swimming and Tom spends most of the back-end of the episode trying to remember the name of the film Swimfan. Much of this episode's research comes from Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend 1932-2011 by David Bret Subscribe now to Big Diva Energy and never miss a fabulous episode. And please do leave a review to help other Divas find the pod! You can also reach out and Cher your diva stories with us on: Twitter @DivaEnergy Insta @bigdivaenergy Facebook @bigdivaenergypod Email bigdivaenergypod@gmail.com TikTok @bigdivaenergy And please consider joining our https://www.patreon.com/bigdivaenergy?fan_landing=true (Patreon) to help keep the pod going! Love you xx Support this podcast

This is Today
Neverland Ranch Wedding

This is Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 10:00


This is Today features the stories that make this day unique. It's Wednesday, October 6, 2021, and here is what we talk about today:National Coffee with a Cop DayNational Pumpkin Seed DayNational Noodle DayNational Walk to School DayNational Mad Hatter DayNational Coaches DayNational Orange Wine DayNational German-American DayElizabeth TaylorInstagram turns 11Help to support this podcast:Become a Patron!Subscribe to Learning More Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Love is a Crime
Episode 8: I Want to Live!

Love is a Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 54:46


Walter Wanger (Jon Hamm) emerges from prison, and relaunches his career by producing several important films inspired by his experience, including the Oscar-winning I Want to Live!, and the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers. He sinks his newly re-acquired power into one final, major folly: Cleopatra. Working with Elizabeth Taylor as she and Richard Burton are in the midst of one of the 20th century's biggest adultery scandals gives Walter a newfound understanding of what he went through with Joan. Also featuring Lili Anolik from the podcast Once Upon a Time in the Valley. Listen and subscribe at http://listen.vanityfair.com/loveisacrime or wherever you get your podcasts: http://listen.vanityfair.com/liac Apple Podcasts: http://listen.vanityfair.com/loveisacrime Spotify: http://listen.vanityfair.com/liac-spotify Stitcher: http://listen.vanityfair.com/liac-google Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Cocktails at Table 7- Inside New York’s Joe Allen
Cocktails with Peter Gallagher: Holy F&@# he can sing too!

Cocktails at Table 7- Inside New York’s Joe Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 59:25


Peter Gallagher has delivered critically-acclaimed performances in such films as  Sex, Lies and Videotape, American Beauty (SAG Award), The Player, Short Cuts (Golden Globe), The Idolmaker, While You Were Sleeping, and Center Stage. Selected television credits include: “Grace and Frankie”, “Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,” “The OC,” “Covert Affairs," “Rescue Me,” and "Californication." Gallagher has worked with some of the industry's most respected directors including Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, Sam Mendes, Nicholas Hytner, Jonathan Miller and Hal Prince. His Broadway credits include award- winning Broadway productions of Guys and Dolls (receiving a Drama Desk nomination), Long Day's Journey Into Night (with Jack Lemmon, receiving a Tony Award nomination), The Real Thing (Clarence Derwent Award), The Corn Is Green (Theatre World Award), Noises Off, and The Country Girl. -edited from bio posted on broadwayworld.com

Classic Movie Musts
Giant (1956) w/ special guest George Stevens Jr.

Classic Movie Musts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 52:10


In this episode we welcome George Stevens Jr. to the show to discuss his father's epic film, Giant (1956), starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean.

Corner Of The Galaxy
A trip to Austin must see the Galaxy at their best. Actually, they just need to win.

Corner Of The Galaxy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 84:42


- SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The last six games haven't been kind to the LA Galaxy. And really, they have no one to blame but themselves. But a trip to take on Austin FC might be enough to get the club back on track. So why might the Galaxy look to allow Austin to control the game on Sunday night? And just how important is the first goal of this game? Hosts Josh Guesman and Sophie Nicolaou join you for over 75 minutes of Galaxy-talk that will get you ready for the game this Sunday and many of the upcoming events at Dignity Health Sports Park and the unveiling of the Landon Donvan statue. Josh and Sophie will talk you through FIFA 2022 rankings. Sophie will tell you just what type of hardcore gamer she is, and then they'll both tell you why they've never snuck into a party they weren't invited to. Plus, there will be some talk about David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and of course, Elizabeth Taylor. Your hosts will also give you the schedule for Donovan's statue unveiling and tell you why you can go to a LA Galaxy II game on October 2nd! Something that hasn't happened all year. Finally, there's some look at the upcoming schedule, a look at the balance of the last eight games of the season, and eventually, that will lead to a robust discussion about which way the Galaxy play the best. The game at Q2 Stadium is a big deal. And the Galaxy need to get all three points to help stabilize their slide. After all, both Portland and Real Salt Lake are right on their heels. We've got a packed show for you, so don't miss it. As always, thanks for playing along with us, and we'll catch you next time!

Corner Of The Galaxy
A trip to Austin must see the Galaxy at their best. Actually, they just need to win.

Corner Of The Galaxy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 84:42


- SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The last six games haven't been kind to the LA Galaxy. And really, they have no one to blame but themselves. But a trip to take on Austin FC might be enough to get the club back on track. So why might the Galaxy look to allow Austin to control the game on Sunday night? And just how important is the first goal of this game? Hosts Josh Guesman and Sophie Nicolaou join you for over 75 minutes of Galaxy-talk that will get you ready for the game this Sunday and many of the upcoming events at Dignity Health Sports Park and the unveiling of the Landon Donvan statue. Josh and Sophie will talk you through FIFA 2022 rankings. Sophie will tell you just what type of hardcore gamer she is, and then they'll both tell you why they've never snuck into a party they weren't invited to. Plus, there will be some talk about David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and of course, Elizabeth Taylor. Your hosts will also give you the schedule for Donovan's statue unveiling and tell you why you can go to a LA Galaxy II game on October 2nd! Something that hasn't happened all year. Finally, there's some look at the upcoming schedule, a look at the balance of the last eight games of the season, and eventually, that will lead to a robust discussion about which way the Galaxy play the best. The game at Q2 Stadium is a big deal. And the Galaxy need to get all three points to help stabilize their slide. After all, both Portland and Real Salt Lake are right on their heels. We've got a packed show for you, so don't miss it. As always, thanks for playing along with us, and we'll catch you next time!

Your Brain on Facts
Summer Not-busters (ep 168)

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 29:46


For every Star Wars, there's a hundred middling films and outright flops. Plus, hear about movie so unlucky, they may actually have been cursed, in a sample of the Your Brain On Facts audiobook. Read the full script.   Support the show. It's been quite a while since we got a review for the YBOF book.  Can you take a sec and let us know what you thought? Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.  Music by David Fesliyan and Kevin McLeod   Making a movie is a difficult, time-consuming, and expensive propositions.  While some projects come together naturally, others seem to have tragedy, misfortune, and just plain bad luck heaped upon them.  Horror films are fertile ground for apparent curses and it a movie would be hard-pressed to seem more cursed than 1976's The Omen, the tale of an American diplomat who adopts a baby boy, ostensibly the Antichrist, and people around him begin dying.  Even Robert Munger, who came up with the concept for the film, began to feel uneasy during pre-production, telling producer Harvey Bernhard, “The devil's greatest single weapon is to be invisible, and you're going to take off his cloak of invisibility to millions of people.”  Releasing the movie on June 6, 1976, or as close as they could get to 666, probably did not help matters.   Gregory Peck has only recently agreed to take the role of the ambassador when his son shot and killed himself, leaving no suicide note.   Undeterred, or perhaps therapeutically focusing on his work, Peck flew to England to begin filming.  While flying through a storm over the Atlantic, Peck's plane was struck by lightning, causing an engine to catch fire and nearly causing them to crash into the ocean.  The film's other producer, Mace Neufeld, also had his plane struck by lightning.  Even after those long odds, that was not the end of their aerial adversity.  One of the first shots planned for the film was an aerial shot of London, to be shot from a rented plane. At the last minute, the rental company instead gave the original plane to a group of Japanese businessmen.  The curse did not seem to get that update, because that plane crashed, killing everyone on board.   One scene called for Peck to be attacked by “devil dogs,” in the form of a pack of Rottweilers.  The dogs were supposed to attack a heavily padded stuntman.  For reasons unknown, the dogs began to attack the stuntman in earnest, biting through the padding and ignoring their trainer's orders to stop.  Another animal-based scene saw the big cat wrangler mauled to death by a tiger.   As if being in a plane struck by lightning was not harrowing enough, the Hilton hotel Neufeld was staying at exploded.  Luckily, Neufeld was not there at the time.  Not to be deterred, the curse turned its sights to the restaurant were the producers and other film executives were going and it blew up, too.  Neufeld missed the explosion by minutes.  The actual perpetrator would turn out to be the Irish Republican Army and it was only Neufeld's dodgy luck that he was meant to be in both places.   Special effects consultant John Richardson created The Omen's unforgettable death scenes, including one in which a man is beheaded by a sheet of glass sailing off the top of a car.  Two weeks before the film was released, Richardson and his assistant, Liz Moore, were involved in a head-on collision.  Moore was killed, cut in half by the other vehicle's wheel.  Richardson opened his eyes after the collision a kilometer marker reading “Ommen 6,66,”  The closest town was Ommen, Netherlands, and the accident happened at kilometer 66.6.    The highest-grossing horror movie of all time (when adjusted for inflation) and the only horror movie to ever be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture is 1973's The Exorcist.  In it, a young girl named Reagan, played by Linda Blair, is possessed by a demon and forced to commit horrible acts as two priests fight to save her.  The trouble started before filming even began, when the set caught fire, destroying everything except Regan's room.  The malefactor had talons, and black, beady eyes, and was a harbinger of disease--a pigeon had somehow gotten into a circuit box, which caused a short that caused the fire.  Reverend Thomas Bermingham, the technical advisor, was asked to exorcise the set, but he refused.   Both Blair and Ellen Burstyn, who played her mother, were badly injured during the shoot.  One scene has the demon violently throwing Reagan around on her bed.  The rig to do this broke during one take, injuring Blair's back.  Another scene called for the demon to throw Burstyn across the room and into a wall, which the crew achieved with a wire rig.  Director William Friedkin was unhappy with the first take and told the crewman operating the rig to use more force.  He did not warn Burstyn.  Her cry of alarm and pain in the film is genuine.  Colliding with the wall at speed injured her lower spine, leaving her in permanent pain.     They were comparatively lucky.  Actors Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros, whose characters die in the movie, both died while it was in post-production.  At least four other people, including a night watchmen, died during filming.  Max Von Sydow's brother died on Sydow's first day on set.  Actress Mercedes McCambridge, who provided the voice of the demon Pazuzu, had to face her son murdering his wife and children before committing suicide.   Many believed that the physical copies of the film were cursed and that showing it was an open invitation to evil.  A church across the street from an Italian theater was struck by lightning during a showing.  One movie-goer was so frightened they passed out in the theater and broke their jaw falling into the seat in front of them.  They sued the filmmakers, claiming that subliminal messages in the film had caused them to faint.  Warner Brothers settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.  Not everything bad can be blamed on demons, though.  Regular old people sent thirteen year old Blair so many death threats that the studio had to provide her with bodyguards for six months after the movie came out.   Speaking of demonic possession, the 2012 movie The Possession centers on a young girl who falls under the control of a malevolent spirit that lives inside a cursed antique box. The story is based on an account of an allegedly haunted dybbuk box.  Even though director Sam Raimi would not let the dybbuk box's owner bring it anywhere near the set, strange and frightening things happened on set.  Lights exploded directly over people's heads, strange smells and cold air blew in from nowhere, and immediately after filming wrapped, all of the props were destroyed in a fire for which the first department could not determine the cause. Sometimes a movie's bad karma takes time to manifest and the misfortunes only crop up after the film had been released.   Horror classic Rosemary's Baby, released in the summer of 1968, was based on the premise that God is dead, but the Devil is alive and returning to earth with the aid of a cult.  The film's composer, 37 year old Krzysztof Komeda, fell off a rock ledge at a party that fall.  He lingered in a coma for four months before finally dying.  His death was quite similar to the way the witches rid themselves of a suspicious friend of the titular Rosemary.  The producer, William Castle, already suffering considerable stress from the amount of hate mail he had received about the film, was incapacitated with severe kidney stones.  While delirious in the hospital, he cried out, “Rosemary, for God's sake, drop the knife!”  Castle recovered his health, but never made a successful movie again.  Director Roman Polanski suffered no physical harm after the film.  The same could not be said for his heavily-pregnant wife, Sharon Tate.  She and four friends were brutally murdered by members of the cult known as the Manson Family, while Rosemary's Baby was still in theaters.  In his autobiography, Polanksi recalled he had had a “grotesque thought” the last time he saw his wife: “You will never see her again.” Conspiracy theorists and other non-traditional thinkers believe these events were set in motion by an elaborate Satanic plot, at the behest of the Beatles. Their White Album was written at an Indian meditation retreat, which the movie's star, Mia Farrow, attended.  The song title Helter Skelter was written in blood on a wall at the Tate murder, albeit misspelled.  A decade later, John Lennon was shot and killed across the street from the Dakota, where Rosemary's Baby had been filmed. 1982's Poltergeist tells the story of a family that is tormented by vengeful spirits because their new house was built over a graveyard with the bodies left in the ground.  When it came time for the prop department to source skeletons for the infamous scene with JoBeth Williams in the muddy pool, contrary to what one might expect, it was actually cheaper to buy real human skeletons than realistic plastic ones.  (They only told Williams about that afterwards.)  In a case of ‘life imitating art,' specifically with regards to disrespectful treatment of dead bodies, the cast seemed to be plagued by bad fortune.  The curse extended not only the original film, but to its sequels as well.  Shortly after Poltergeist was released, Dominique Dunne, who played the older sister, was strangled to death by her abusive ex-boyfriend, ending her career before it began. Heather O'Rourke, the adorable blonde girl who uttered the iconic line “They're heeere,” died during bowel obstruction surgery after suffering cardiac arrest and septic shock due to being misdiagnosed by her doctor.  She was only twelve years old.  Julian Beck of Poltergeist II: The Other Side died of stomach cancer before the film was released.  Will Sampson, also known for playing Chief in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, died the following year from complications of a heart-lung transplant.     Bonus fact: Some fans claim Poltergeist foretold O'Rourke's death.  There was a poster in the 1982 movie for Super Bowl XXII in 1988.  Heather O'Rourke was hospitalized the day of Super Bowl XXII and died the following day.  The game was played in San Diego, the city in which O'Rourke passed away.   Choosing the right location to shoot a film is a pivotal decision.  You have to take into account things like lighting conditions, availability of utilities, and proximity to noisy things such as airports.  What you should not have to consider is the radiation level, but you should not ignore it either.  The producers of the film 1956 movie The Conqueror chose an area of Utah desert a hundred miles away from the Nevada Test Site.  (They also chose to cast John Wayne as Genghis Khan.)   Throughout the 1950's, approximately 100 nuclear bombs of varying intensities were detonated at the Nevada Test Site.  The mushroom clouds could reach tens of thousands of feet high; desert winds would carry radioactive particles all the way to Utah.  The area in which The Conqueror filmed was likely blanketed in this dust.   The Conqueror, co-starring Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, and Pedro Armendáriz, was a moderate box office success, but a critical failure and soon found itself on ‘worst films of all time' lists.  The true legacy of the film had yet to be revealed.  Of the 220 people who worked on the production, 92 developed some form of cancer, with 46 dying of it, including Wayne, Hayward, Moorehead, and Armendáriz.  The director, Dick Powell, died of lymphoma in 1963.  Wayne developed lung cancer and then the stomach cancer that would ultimately kill him in 1979.  Wayne would remain convinced that his chain-smoking was to blame for the cancers, even as friends tried to convince him it was from exposure to radiation.  Wayne's sons, who visited the set during filming and actually played with Geiger counters among the contaminated rocks, both developed tumors.  Susan Hayward died from brain cancer in 1975 at 57.   The authorities in 1954 had declared the area to be safe from radioactive fallout, even though abnormal levels of radiation were detected.  However, modern research has shown that the soil in some areas near the filming site would have remained radioactive for sixty years.  Howard Hughes, producer of The Conqueror, came to realize in the early 1970's that people who have been involved with the production were dying.   As the person who approved the filming location, Hughes felt culpable and paid $12 million to buy all existing copies of the film.  Though the link between the location and the cancers that cannot be definitely proven, experts argue that the preponderance of cases goes beyond mere coincidence.   MIDROLL   My grandmother had a lovely cross-stitched sampler above her fireplace with a quote that I really took to heart and have carried with me through my life, “Everything happens for a reason.  Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions.”  … I wish my grandma had a sense of humor like that.  Every movie that fails does so for a reason.  Several, usually, a veritable swarm of failure bees, ready to sting the audience right in the brain and the studio right in its wallet.  And sometimes, that sting is fatal.  For the studio, I mean.  I don't know of any cases where someone died because the movie they were watching was so bad it killed them.  At least that gives Tommy Wiseau something to reach for.   Like we saw with the banking crisis, there is no such thing as ‘too big to fail' in Hollywood, either.  Take Eddie Murphy, for example.  He was already established for his roles in 48 Hrs and Trading places before 1984's Beverly Hills Cop.  [sfx axel f]  I'll risk the copyright strike, I don't care.  If Hollywood were a lady, she was throwing her panties at Murphy until around, let's call it 1995's Vampire in Brooklyn.  Since then, for every Shrek, there are three Norberts, or one Pluto Nash.  Did you see this fart bomb of a movie when it came out in 2002?  Yeah, neither did anyone else.  His first foray into live-action family comedies stank like a pair of armored trousers after the Hundred Years war.  The sci-fi comedy (and we use the term loosely) didn't receive one breath of praise, with everyone lambasting the script, humour, acting and visual effects.  And they dragged poor Rasario Dawson into it.  Its 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes says it all, though the audience gave it 19%.  One of the biggest box-office flops ever, the movie had a $100 million production budget but earned only $7.1 million at theaters worldwide, meaning it lost a whopping $92.9 million.   Sometimes the likely cause for a movie's failure is staring us all right in the face, but it feels like no one talked about, even though we *alllll talked about it, the casting of Johnny Depp in the ‘are you sure there's nothing else in the bottom of this barrel' elephant in the room, 2013's The Lone Ranger.  Depp was joined by fellow Pirates of the Caribbean alums Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer and the House of Mouse must have felt confident this wonder trio could bring home the gold.  Yeah, no.  The production ran into trouble, costs escalated and the whole thing was nearly shut down before it was completed.  When it finally hit cinema screens, The Lone Ranger was slammed by critics and shunned by audiences. [sfx it stinks]  But it did still manage to garner two Oscar nominations, for 'Visual Effects' and 'Makeup and Hairstyling.'  Must have been a light year.  The Lone Ranger lost almost Pluto Nash's production budget, being in the red by $98 million.   If you look at film losses as the ratio of budget to loss, you've got to tip your hat to  2016's Monster Trucks.  Paramount hoped to launch a franchise, because there is literally no other way to run a movie studio, but kids can be as fickle with their entertainment options as they are with the sides on their dinner plate.  The $125m CGI romp's opening barely scraped over $10 million at the box office, meaning a loss of $115 million.  If it needed to be said, this section is about films with wide releases and big ad budgets.  Projects from smaller producers have a riskier time with it.  When my (GRRM doc, five tickets at Byrd).   If you look up the lowest-grossing film of all time, you'll find a film that was mentioned in the scam health retreat episode To Your Health (Spa) (ep. 101), but it happened on purpose, from a certain point of view.  2006's Zyzzyx Road was shown once a day, at noon, for six days at Highland Park Village Theater in Dallas, Texas, in a movie theater rented by the producers for $1,000.  The filmmakers wanted a limited release.  They didn't want to release the film domestically until it underwent foreign distribution, buuut they had to do the domestic release to fulfill the U.S. release obligation required by the Screen Actors Guild for low-budget films.  Low-budget is actually quantified as those with budgets less than $2.5 million that are not meant to be direct-to-video.  That strategy made Zyzzyx Road the lowest-grossing film in history; officially, it earned a whopping box office tally of $30, from six patrons.  Unofficially, its opening weekend netted $20, after the leading man refunded two tickets to the movie's makeup artist and the friend she brought. Lots of films fail, happens every day, but some films fail so spectacularly, they take the whole studio down with them, sometimes nearly and sometimes very actually..  Students of movie history with a penchant for disasters know all about 1963's Cleopatra, starring disserviacably diva-ish Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The period epic had such a disjointed production that actors sometimes didn't know which scenes were being shot until they arrived on set that day.  With a budget swelling uncontrollably to $44 million, the largest at the time, equivalent to $392mil today, the movie faced a real uphill battle to break even, let alone turn a profit.  Movie tickets cost $.85 then and there was no home video market, so 20th Century Fox would have needed to have sold 56 million tickets to stay in the black.  Quick google, the population of the US was 190 million at the time, so...yeah, ain't gonna happen, Cap'n.  They were pretty much screwed.  Cleopatra holds the unique distinction of being the highest-grossing film that year that lost money.  Although the studio didn't fold, Fox was forced to sell off 300 acres of its lot and postpone other productions to avoid permanently closing its doors.  Cleopatra did eventually recoup its budget with foreign distribution, but 1964's historical epic The Fall of the Roman Empire wasn't so lucky.  Samuel Bronston Productions spent a fortune re-creating the 92,000-square meter Roman Forum that once served as the heart of the ancient city, in turn building Hollywood's largest ever outdoor set.  It had Sophia Loren in it, for gods sake.  Do you know what she looked like in 1964?!  Sadly, Fall of the Roman Empire only managed to earn back a quarter of its $19 million budget.  Just three months after its release, Bronston's own empire fell, into bankruptcy.   Speaking of big decisions at Fox, one of the people who greenlit Star Wars was Alan Ladd Jr, who left to form his own studio, Ladd Company.  For my British listeners, feel free to pause and imagine an all-lad movie studio, oi-oi, we'll wait.  The Ladd Company pursued ambitious projects like The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe's book about the early days of the space program.  That was a big hit, wasn't it?  I never saw it, but it has good name recognition.  While critics sang its praises and it won four Oscars, The Right Stuff failed to find an audience at the box office.  The same thing happened with Twice Upon a Time, an animated feature executive produced by George Lucas, which did *not have good name recognition and when I do a Google image search, it doesn't look even 1% familiar.  Even though they still had Police Academy in the chute, the Ladd Company was forced to sell its assets to Warner Bros.   Speaking of name recognition, even films that are iconic these days bombed big time when they came out.  Try to imagine TV in December without every single channel running Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life at least twice.  Trivia fans, which should be every one here, already know that IAWL did not do well on release --a release in January, it's worth mentioning, which may have been part of the problem-- before lapsing into the public domain and being shown by every tv station needing content on the cheap.  Hell, there was a local station where I grew up in north-east PA that used a jingle of the phrase “IAWL” as their tagline.  The same thing ‘why would you even do that' release date misstep happened with Hocus Pocus, actually.  It was released originally in July, well before social media made loving Halloween a major personality trait, then Disney sat on the movie for over a year before putting it out on home video the next September.  Back to 1946, It's a Wonderful Life's disappointing performance was devastating for Capra, who had actually opened his own production studio, Liberty Films.  Capra and fellow filmmakers George Stevens and William Wyler were trying to free themselves from meddling from studio executives' meddling, but their professional freedom was short-lived.  With no track record, Liberty Films needed the film to get them to live up to Capra's usual standards of success.  It didn't, as we've established, and Capra was forced to sell Liberty to Paramount and work for someone else.   If you've been saying, I haven't heard of half of these people, how about Francis Ford Coppola?  Coppola shapes the landscape of 1970s cinema.  Ever hear of The Godfather, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now?  Yeah, thought so.  The '80s, however, not so much.  His first movie of the decade, One From the Heart, spent the majority of its high budget on pioneering visual techniques and a faithful recreation of Nevada's McCarran International Airport.  He's a details guy.  But fans of his earlier, dark, gritty, hyper-masculine work were left completely baffled when they sat down for a Coppola movie and found themselves in a candy-colored Vegas musical rom-com.   The film failed to pull in even a million dollars against its budget of $27mil.  Coppola's own studio, Zoetrope, never recovered from the financial loss.   Speaking of film legends who stumble headlong into bankruptcy, we present  for the consideration of several readers, Don Bluth.  Bluth left his job as an animator at Disney in 1979 to create the animation department for 20th Century Fox.  We're talking The Secret of N.I.M.H, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, and Bluth and crew at Fox Animation put those out while Disney delivered disappointing efforts like The Great Mouse Detective and Oliver and Company.   But Disney found its footing again with The Little Mermaid in 1989 and they've been unquestionably unstoppable ever since.  In 1997, Bluth released the critically acclaimed Anastasia; less than three years later, the studio was done.  In June 2000, Titan A.E. hit theaters, a lush, traditionally-animated movie with great character designs and solid casting and acting that flew through space and braved alien worlds.  It wasn't a bad movie.  For some reason, despite having a hysterically bad memory, I can still remember the chorus of the song from the big ‘let's do cool things with the ship' sequence.  Titan AE hit theaters, but not, ya know, hard.  Fox Animation spent $85 million on the film targeted at a teen audience, who are not a big enough segment of the broader animation-viewing market.  It earned $9 million on its opening weekend and the following *week, Fox announced it was closing the studio.  The writing had already been on the wall.  In December 1999, executives forced Bluth to lay off 80% of his animators after the box office bonanza that was the CGI Toy Story 2 led Fox execs to conclude that hand-drawn animation was on the way out.   Prior performance is no predictor of future success.  The Land Before Time didn't help Bluth with Titan AE, and not even the freaking Lord of the Rings trilogy, with its many Oscars, could save New Line Cinema.  From its creation in the 1970s and even after Warner Bros. bought a controlling stake, New Line Cinema was a mid-major movie studio that acted like an indie, taking chances on edgy, quirky movies like Pink Flamingos, Boogie Nights, and Mortal Kombat.  If you don't think MK belongs in those examples, the only video game movies had been Street Fighter, blargh, Double Dragon, yawn, and Super Mario Brothers, a veritable kick in the nards to be gamers and moviegoers.   Four years after The Return of the King ended the LOTR trilogy...eventually... New Line wanted another fantasy series cash cow, and it looked to The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman's first entry in the His Dark Materials trilogy.  New Line pumped $200 million on the project, more than it had spent on The Lord of the Rings.  To offset production costs, the company pre-sold the overseas rights, essentially getting an advance, meaning that when the film hit theaters outside of North America, they wouldn't see any more money.  That made profit virtually impossible... as did the film's relatively small $70 million domestic take.  Thus Warner Bros. absorbed New Line into its existing film production divisions, well, 10% of the studio.  The other 90% got sacked.   Sources: get ones from book https://www.triviagenius.com/5-movies-that-lost-the-most-money/XtY_ghx5DQAG1g4j https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/643698/movies-that-bankrupted-studios https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/86201/6-movies-ruined-their-studios https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a843659/expensive-movie-flops-bombs-box-office-failure-justice-league/ https://chillopedia.com/15-movies-that-killed-careers/  

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True Stories Of Tinseltown
Our Summer Series Ends With La Liz Part 2. WE Get Into Burton, Warner, Larry Fortensky And Other Romances

True Stories Of Tinseltown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 50:47


Our Summer series is ovah. WE both had to postpone for various reasons but I'm posting the day before Fall. Woo Hoo!! April was a trooper because she was not feeling her best. If you notice I do a lot of the yakking, its because of April feeling Crappola. WE talk Elizabeths life and loves. Her dedication the the Aids foundation. She remained friends with construction worker Larry Fortensky.. I liked him a lot, but the press was merciless. After Larry she never really had another big time romance. Richard Burtons widow asks "How can they be the love of each others when they divorced twice?" They were. Sally was married to Burton for less then a year. Elizabeth Taylor was called the last of the great movie stars..She was that and so much more. There will never be anyone like her.  Thanks so much to April for cohosting the summer series. She's the cats meow and bees knees...GOOF alert!! www.classicblondes.com Mostly thanks to the wonderful listeners. You are the best.  Love, Grace xoxo www. Facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown I also have a group page. I'm going to make a new twitter account and be better with my instagram page. 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, spotify, YouTube, player FM, I heart radio, amazon music and basically anywhere podcasts are played. I'm also on weekly at www.racketeerradio.com. Lots of great music and shows.  I'm om Tumblr and Pinterest and will start doing shorts on tidbits from our fave classic movies, stars and interesting places in NYC from Classic Hollywood, Stay tuned!!

ICONIC HOUR
Zang Toi | The Art of Building a Fashion Brand

ICONIC HOUR

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 46:52


Zang Toi was born and raised in a small village in Malaysia, the youngest of seven children. Toi moved to New York City 40 years ago to study fashion design at Parsons School of Design. Zang Toi has dressed celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Longoria, Farrah Fawcett, Melinda Gates, and even royalty, and this year celebrates 32 years of his brand. Zang's 2021 collection is inspired by his love for his favorite city, Paris. Zang started his own collection in 1989, and his first collection was selected by Anna Wintour to appear in Vogue, and he was the first Asian American designer she championed.   In today's episode, Zang joins Renee Dee on ICONIC Hour to share his inspirational story and optimistic outlook on the future of fashion.    LINKS/RESOURCES   We invite you to SUBSCRIBE!   You can find ICONIC LIFE on our website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.   Follow Renee on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, & Clubhouse.   If you enjoyed today's podcast, I'd be so appreciative if you'd take two minutes to subscribe, rate, and review ICONIC HOUR. It makes a huge difference for our growth. Thank you so much for supporting me to do what I do! And if you have an idea for a guest, reach out to me at renee@iconiclife.com. – Renee

The Old Soul Movie Podcast
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

The Old Soul Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 84:07


We are closing out the summer this Labor Day Weekend with another Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift pairing: Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)! This gothic film takes you on a thrilling psychological journey as Catherine Holly tries to share her truth about what happened to her cousin Sebastian.  We explore more of Tennessee Williams's writing and behind-thee-scenes drama with our guest host, Brooke!  Please Comment, Rate, and Share our episodes and tell us what you like and what you want to hear more of!— Be sure to check us out onOur website: https://the-old-soul-movie-podcast.simplecast.com/FacebookTwitter: @oldsoulpodInstagram: @oldsoulmoviepodcast

Literally! With Rob Lowe
Re-Release: Onion Wrangler (w/ Conan O'Brien)

Literally! With Rob Lowe

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 62:41


In which Rob and comedian/producer/talk show host Conan O'Brien discuss the difference between sharks and dolphins, how Elizabeth Taylor was able to cry on command, and why Conan thinks ghosts are overrated. Plus: we learn if Conan is actually Rob's boss or not. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide with Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy
Understanding the Psychological Impacts of Leaving Afghanistan, Part 2: Afghan Americans

The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide with Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 37:20


Understanding the Psychological Impacts of Leaving Afghanistan, Part 2: Afghan Americans An interview with Sara Stanizai, LMFT, on how Afghan Americans are responding as the US leaves Afghanistan. Curt and Katie talk with Sara about her experience as an Afghan American therapist, looking at the misconceptions, lack of knowledge, and bias that can harm Afghan American clients. We look at clinical best practices for immigrants to the US, as well as some of the history and cultural norms of the country, the uniqueness of the experience, and the importance of finding primary sources to understand what is really going on. Sara also shares ideas for what we can do to support the Afghan people in Afghanistan and the diaspora at this time. It's time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. To support you as a whole person and a therapist, your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy talk about how to approach the role of therapist in the modern age. Interview with Sara Stanizai, LMFT Sara Stanizai, LMFT (she/her) is a licensed therapist, clinical supervisor, and the owner of Prospect Therapy, a queer- and trans-affirming therapy practice based in Long Beach, CA, with a special focus on serving first-generation American and immigrant communities. A queer first-gen herself, Sara's clinical and professional work focuses on serving the Afghan diaspora, specifically, fellow Afghan-American women, and bicultural communities in general. She runs a weekly Afghan-American women's group and will be offering this free of charge in the coming weeks to meet the mental health needs of her community.  In addition to running her group practice, she is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Bisexual Task Force, a 501c3 organization that champions education, advocacy and visibility for the bi+ communities of greater Los Angeles. She is a certified cognitive therapist through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and holds an advanced certificate in transgender affirming therapy from Widener University. She completed her MA in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College.  In this episode we talk about: Sara's experience being an Afghan American, especially since 9/11; as well as her response to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan Afghan Americans: the displaced among the displaced The real issues that folks in Afghanistan are facing, separate from the perspective of western cultural and the differences in the Afghan American experience Historical context for Afghanistan and the memories of Afghan Americans that shape their views: Culture, art, progressive, beautiful, diverse Not feeling Afghan enough or American enough The value of hospitality and how Afghanistan will always welcome Afghan Americans How Islam intertwines (but is not equivalent) to the Afghan culture Modesty and values and the bias toward Muslim women who wear headscarves Bias and misperceptions that can negatively impact clients The complexity of Islam and how it can be perceived both as beautiful and nature-loving as well as dangerous and militant The challenge to identity being an Afghan American The danger of pity coming into the therapy room The importance and nuance of educating yourself outside of the therapy room, while also encouraging the client of sharing their own experience. Not: What does this mean? Instead: What does this mean to you? The Afghan culture requires offering 3 times before determining that the answer is no Collectivism and the importance of family Impact of intergenerational trauma and military involvement in a home country Seeking out primary sources, with a focus on Afghan voices as the experience is truly unique Avoid sensationalized headlines and images Challenging what has been “truth” especially when looking at these sensationalized stories Ways of healing and clinical practice that are better aligned to these clients Prayer and healing within safe community spaces Considerations on scheduling session around prayer time and understanding fasting The lack of language for what is being experienced Offering connection, even when you don't know what to say The focus on trying to get family and friends out of Afghanistan, constantly watching the news Ideas for what you can do to support the people of Afghanistan The importance of legal support, translation services, and advocacy at this time The support group for Afghan women that Sara runs Our Generous Sponsor: Buying Time, LLC Buying Time is a full team of Virtual Assistants, with a wide variety of skill sets to support your business. 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Mostly because they don't want to, but hey.   Stay in Touch: www.mtsgpodcast.com www.therapyreimagined.com Our Facebook Group – The Modern Therapist's Group https://www.facebook.com/therapyreimagined/ https://twitter.com/therapymovement https://www.instagram.com/therapyreimagined/   Credits: Voice Over by DW McCann https://www.facebook.com/McCannDW/ Music by Crystal Grooms Mangano http://www.crystalmangano.com/   Transcript (Autogenerated)   Curt Widhalm  00:00 This episode of the Modern Therapist's Survival Guide is sponsored by Buying Time.   Katie Vernoy  00:04 Buying Time is a full team of virtual assistants with a wide variety of skill sets to support your business. from basic admin support customer service and email management to marketing and bookkeeping, they've got you covered. Don't know where to start, check out the system's inventory checklist, which helps business owners figure out what they don't want to do anymore and get those delegated ASAP. You can find that checklist at buying time.llc.com/systems-checklist   Curt Widhalm  00:31 Listen at the end of the episode for more information.   Announcer  00:34 You're listening to the Modern Therapist's Survival Guide where therapists live, breathe and practice as human beings to support you as a whole person and a therapist. Here are your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy.   Curt Widhalm  00:50 Welcome back modern therapists. This is the Modern Therapist's Survival Guide. I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy. And this is the podcast that deals with All Things therapists and the things that show up in our office and in our continuing conversation around the world events happening in Afghanistan, and our reactions. And as we've continued to do throughout our podcast history of trying to bring in very timely episodes to help our community. We had spoken yesterday with Rob Bates about working with military members. And we are also very fortunate to have one of our very close friends from the show. Sara Stanizai is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Prospect Therapy talking about working with Afghan Americans and people from the community of people who have personal ties to Afghanistan, whether familial or friends. And helping us to be able to work in the healing process for this community as this very deeply and troubling time for them is coming out. And we're just so thankful for the expertise and the opportunity to have this discussion here. Today's thank you for joining us, Sara.   Sara Stanizai  02:13 Thanks for having me.   Katie Vernoy  02:14 There's some some things to talk about today. And, and so I want to just open this space. And the first question that we ask all of our guests is Who are you? And what are you putting out to the world?   Sara Stanizai  02:26 I'm a lot of things. I'm glad to be here. And I'm glad to have this conversation. It is a very weird time. But you know, a lot of the organizers that I'm in communication with reminded us to take every opportunity and say yes to the interviews and make sure that this issue gets accurate visibility. And we hear from people who are affected by it. Like  Curt said, when he introduced me, my name is Sara Stanizai I'm a licensed therapist, and I run a group practice based out of Long Beach, California, we focus on serving the queer and trans community as well as first generation Americans like myself. Over the past almost two years, I have focused more on serving the African American community, my family's from Afghanistan, my sister and I were both born here, born in West LA. But both of my parents were born and raised there and came, you know, in 79, escaping something similar to what's going on now. But I think, you know, it's also true that we haven't really seen anything like this. So what I put out into the world is my goal is to really help people understand and accept all the different parts of their identities. And for myself, my relationship with the Afghan part of my identity has been, you know, a lifelong process. And so I'm really happy that I get to help others on that same journey as well.   Katie Vernoy  04:02 I started watching your video on your website around accepting your identity as an Afghan American and how hard that has been for you. What do you feel comfortable sharing about that now?   Sara Stanizai  04:15 Yeah, it's really interesting. I am comfortable sharing about it, which in itself is testament to how I've kind of integrated that as part of myself. But I work with a lot of African Americans now and we're all at different parts of that process. There are some common themes such as, there's so much mystery around Afghanistan and people didn't know what it was that never heard of it. Many people don't understand Islam in general. And that was hard to. It was hard to kind of be the only one that a lot of people knew. But many times that's actually preferable because then when people did become aware Around 911. And now after this, their understanding and the associations they make with a when it's done are misinformed often or, you know, there's a whole spectrum. But it's we have had to kind of choose between either being invisible or being hyper visible for terrible things that have nothing to do with it. So, you know, I work with immigrants and children of immigrants, people come from all over the world, but the Afghan experience is very specific, because, you know, I refer to us as the displaced among the displaced, because we come from a place that it's almost as soon as our families left it, it almost, it feels very inaccessible. And I do also want to point out the fact that, you know, I was born and raised in the US, I do come from a very westernized culture, people are always surprised, at how, frankly, like, educated I am, and but I have tattoos and but I I like to think I have cute style, but   Katie Vernoy  06:03 you definitely have cute style, let's like, straighten that out right now, you definitely have cute..   Sara Stanizai  06:12 But people are often surprised by that. And it's true, I think, you know, we in the diaspora have very specific experience that is even removed from what's happening in Afghanistan, and I think we owe a lot of respect and deference to the people who do still live there, you know, probably had opportunities to leave and chose not to run away and leave a home that they have known their whole life. Just one example, you know, people are very excited to see, of course, you know, resistant to the Taliban, or, or, you know, people doing things that are very dangerous and risky. But that's not how everyone feels, I don't want to stand because there's been fighting and war for so long that, you know, it's easy for me to go to the protest this weekend. And, you know, that's not lost on me, I want to and I feel proud to and I can't not do that. However, I have an immense amount of privilege doing that, where I think our responsibility in the diaspora is to amplify Afghan voices as much as possible, not just Afghan American, or Afghan Canadian, or any other immigrant voices   Curt Widhalm  07:26 is part of this mystery for many of us in the West, around Afghanistan, that it's a place that for the entirety of my lifetime has been a place of conflict, very confusing, and not, it's a country that's not set up in the same way that many of us here in the West really conceptualize things. And I think it might help our audience a little bit to talk about Afghanistan, even before the US occupation and operations over there. Of a little bit more of what some of these generations of people from Afghanistan, Afghan Americans are facing in this very transformative change, not just here in the last week, but really over the last 40 years.   Sara Stanizai  08:17 Yeah, you're talking about the Afghanistan that my dad and mom would tell me about when we were growing up. that exists, you know, only in their memories, and Afghanistan is not a perfect place. It there was and has always been corruption in the government Find me a government that doesn't have corruption, there is racism and intolerance with among different tribes and communities within Afghanistan there have been lots of imperfect things. But what I remember, what I grew up hearing about was a very I guess I'll use the word modern. I don't know why I need to like point that out. But just a really beautiful society. Both of my parents, you know, my parents met and fell in love at Kabul University. I see pictures of them. My mom also had a really great sense of style. I really think it's an Afghan thing. To make sure we look good. I went to a protest last two weekends ago definitely saw very nice handbags. I was like, Yes, I'm among Afghans like this. We always make sure we look at but you know, my mom would tell me that she was obsessed with Elizabeth Taylor and the Beatles and also Afghan culture and music as well. My dad in many places in the country and actually came here twice. The first time he came as a Fulbright scholar and lived in Seattle. So he did a year of high school in Seattle, actually, with the Vonnegut those running, which is wow, favorite story. And he went back but then when my parents married then they came shortly after that, as well. So a very progressive, open society similar to many other places around the world, really beautiful tons of art and culture, and tons of history. What a lot of what I often tell my clients and the people I work with their concern is, I don't feel Afghan enough. And I don't feel American enough. I don't speak the language. I don't feel connected to my culture. I didn't think that was allowed, and no one really encourages where I grew up. And so we have, we're stuck in this in between place. And what I remind people is that it is never too late. Afghanistan always welcomes us. Our culture always welcomes us. That's a defining characteristic of Afghan culture is hospitality. It's super annoying when you're like, a 12 year old, and everybody's offering you food multiple times. And you're like, Okay, I cannot eat anymore, but it is very rude. I think a lot of children of immigrants have that experience. But hospitality and generosity is a hallmark of Afghan culture. And that also applies to us that our our Motherland, and our culture always welcomes us, no matter how long it takes. So I grew up understanding Afghanistan as a place full of ancient culture, some really good looking jewelry, really strong fighters, and just a very diverse, beautiful place. And that place doesn't seem to exist right now.   Katie Vernoy  11:35 Seems like there has been such a huge transformation of the perception of Afghanistan. And you mentioned September 11. I, we've got a couple of other conversations that are relevant that will we'll link in the show notes that I think provide we have one that's about Iran, and one that's about the MENA culture generally. But I think it's it's something where when you talk about this, and each time you kind of, well, I don't know why I need to say modern or I don't know why I need to say it this way. And it seems like there is a perception. And this is kind of a different take on or what therapists get wrong question, because we asked that for most folks, but it seems like there is this misperception and this deep seated bias that has plagued Afghan Americans, at least since September 11, if not, prior to that. So can you talk a little bit about that?   Sara Stanizai  12:24 Absolutely. That's a really good point. I think there's also a misconception to something that is very intertwined with Afghanistan, which is Islam. You kind of can't, they're not the same thing, but you can't talk about one without the other. And of course, just like any community, there is a spectrum of how devout people are, how conservative people are, what cultures they choose to continue, you know, and that's always people's choice. I think people in the West love to latch on to these sensationalized out of context, images and swoop in with savior savior ism about well, we have to liberate people from their own culture. And I've been thinking about this a lot like, the whole modesty thing about people wearing headscarves or wearing modest clothes. Like, we were all cheering when Billy Eilish was doing it on the cover of whatever magazine and her political statement about wearing baggy clothes when nobody can objectify her body. But when all countries have women do it, it's apparently Oh, poor things. Anyway, that's a side note. that's a that's a blog post in the making. But I think there has been, it's we, unfortunately, we we suffer from this either complete invisibility and mystery, or that's not my concern, or that's over there. Or just this really distilled, stereotypical highlighting of things that may or may not even be part of our culture, some of those things are part of our culture, and there's nothing wrong with them, many of those things are not. And I had a conversation with a client who is really exploring Sufism, and mysticism and other aspects of Islam, which my dad is a scholar and will take any opportunity to teach me slash lecture me about. So I grew up with a very peaceful, merciful beautiful, like nature based version of Islam. That is very, I mean, I just have warm fuzzy feelings about it all the time. And I know my peers did not. So it's for me personally, it's really hard to wrap my head around the idea of Islam as some sort of oppressive scare, you know, God fearing like any sort of, there's a spectrum you can be very conservative about certain things but that has never been part of my experience and not part of a lot of people's experience. And so I think I do feel this obligation to say like, you know, not all Muslims. Because I'm sort of it's either there's no idea of who we are. Or I have to overcompensate for these negative ideas about who we are. And we, politically, culturally, socially, have never been able to define ourselves to other people. Right? As long as I've been alive.   Curt Widhalm  15:32 Normally, during an episode like this, we'd ask some question around what are some cultural considerations that working with a specific population like Afghan Americans would be? And it seems like you're answering that question for us as far as providing a lot of open space and let somebody define what what it is because our ideas might be very much entrenched in kind of what we've seen, and especially for those of us who really only paid attention to Afghanistan from American occupation sort of perspective. I don't know how to answer this without kind of asking the same question anyway. In addition to clients being able to define what their Afghan identity is, are there some cultural considerations that therapists should be aware of when working with people from this community as far as their approach to mental health treatments? and things that therapist can be prepped with?   Sara Stanizai  16:40 Yeah, that's a great question. You're asking me this today. And what's top of mind for me right now is, don't feel sorry for us. Please don't bring pity into the therapy room, we can feel it from a mile away. And it's condescending we'll say, That's number one. There are some things that apply to working with any sort of immigrant community from anywhere, which is definitely educate yourself outside of the therapy room, understand some basic history, vocabulary, you know, political, religious, cultural players, just so that you have a frame of reference at all. But then, yes, it's okay. In therapy, when you're working with anyone, I think, to let your client educate you about their own personal experience, but not about not having them be a representative and educate about the experience of their country or their culture as a whole. And that's a different, that's a pretty specific, it's a nuanced thing to do. Which is, rather than saying, what does that mean? I'll say, what does that mean for you, for example, also understanding the like I said, for example, generosity, and hospitality is a huge part of Afghan culture. So, you know, most of us, you know, grew up, were born and raised here. So it's not a huge cultural shift, but understanding that that might be what they're experiencing at home. Or if you do if you are working with an immigrant, a recent immigrant even to understand the power structure that we talked about the privilege in the therapy room is always there with someone who is very deferential or polite. It's going it's going to take you there's this thing and Afghan culture, you have to always offer three times. And so you might think you're saying, well, I asked them and they seem fine with it, you know, you may have to double check, or triple check, just to make sure that the person is comfortable. If there's something else that they want to tell you. Again, I'll say that, that would more apply to someone who's closer to Afghanistan, but it is something that I see with my family all the time. And again, the the collectivism and the obligation to family, the importance of honor and pride, I wouldn't necessarily say it's as much about, we do love being boozy. We do care about like financial success. And you know, but it's all in service of respect and honor for our family, that there's a lot of pressure to not exclusively, but to have a strong connection to your community through your cousin, your hundreds of cousins that everybody has, or, you know, every Afghan knows every other Afghan basically. So to not shy away from that, like I did for a long part of my life. So those are some things that kind of come to mind when I think about what you would need to know if you were working with an Afghan American point.   Katie Vernoy  19:51 You mentioned kind of doing some research and kind of the Google search as well as you know, kind of informed research. If this is someone's Google Search. If this is the beginning of their Google search, are there things that you think that therapists should know when working with an Afghan American client or topics that they may want to plug into their search engine that we can help them with right now?   Sara Stanizai  20:15 They will definitely want to read more about the impact of intergenerational trauma and military involvement in their home country. They will definitely want to seek out primary sources, basically, so people who are Afghan or Afghan American, there are a lot of, you know, we have many sister cultures, but there is nothing else like being from Afghanistan. Yes, the US has done this in many other countries. But it is, there are many parallels, but it's not the same. So just saying like, Oh, well, I had a Middle Eastern client or I had an Egyptian client, or That's great. That's their experience will be completely different from ours. So just making sure you hear as much as you can from actual Afghans and Afghan Americans, to keep on the lookout for sensationalized headlines and images, and to really understand, to challenge your own biases. You know, I think I'm still learning history as well. I'm by no means an expert on anything other than my own experience. But I think when people do, it doesn't take very much digging to realize, whoa, a lot of the things that I was told or I just assumed to be true, actually have nothing to do with I want to thank Oh, I think it's pretty eye opening for people.   Curt Widhalm  21:37 Oftentimes, there are healing practices or, or ways of healing that people from various cultures embrace that we are woefully not even taught to think about and ask, in our cross cultural practices. Are there any unique things to consider as part of this grieving process, part of this healing process that made me things that we would encourage, if we are working with clients who are Afghan American right now?   Sara Stanizai  22:12 That feels like a pretty tough question to answer? How do we cope with something on this scale? As you were asking me, I was remembering that prayer is pretty healing for a lot of people, not for everybody. Some people are not religious. But I think the ritual and the act of prayer is really healing for people. Being in community spaces. So making sure that, you know, if you're not Afghan as the therapist, you might say, like, of course, I'm here to support you, in my way, but do you have connection? Do you have safe connection to people that do accept you and that you feel comfortable with, and it's not always accessible to people, a lot of people, my you know, when I was growing up, I went to a pretty progressive, friendly mosque. But I was rebellious, I just like, hated it, I just, it was very boring, I never wanted to go. But if I did have that, that would be one of the first places I would go. But that's not the case for everybody. So that's something to ask about. You may or may even affect the time of day that you have your session. If someone is devout, and they're praying five times a day, your session May, you may need to just make sure your session time doesn't interfere with prayer time. And also remembering that for many Muslims, fasting is an act of devotion, and it can be very healing and cleansing for people and it can give a sense of I don't want to say control, it can give a sense of agency and at a time when everything feels out of control.   Katie Vernoy  23:54 What is it... What is it important for those of us who are not African American to make sure that we're checking in on and for us to know about the experience over this past week? And an honestly for much longer than that, but what is it important that we're aware of that maybe we don't know as a non Afghan Americans?   Sara Stanizai  24:20 What I've been thinking several times this week is that there isn't there doesn't seem to be language for what we're experiencing. It is it feels very fundamental and it feels painful on a large on a scale that I can't it's really hard for me to even grasp myself, let alone describe that there's, it's, it's new, it's brand new, it's well, it's not new, but it's very present. It's fresh, and it feels like people are reaching out and saying I didn't know What to say, but I wanted to say something. And those messages are helpful. And it's hard for me to I kind of go back and forth, because people are reaching out and saying, Well, what can I do. And part of me is like, thanks for asking, I am in the midst of a lot of things right now between trying to make sure that my family is safe and alive. And some of them are seeking emergency visas, some of them do not want to leave, I'm, I'm looking at my phone all day making, just waiting for them to have service to. So I can just hear from them to make sure that they are alive. So you may want to do a Google search and just look for fundraisers, look for advocacy efforts, there are scripts laid out for people to contact people in the government to make sure that visas do get approved and that refugee are welcomed. There is that really exciting fundraiser for the rescue missions. And it's got $5 million, or something, which is pretty badass, which is like, it's amazing. I wish I could just like see who that pilot is, which is great. But there are also millions of people who either don't want to, or are not able to leave. And, you know, I said this earlier, I don't think people should. You don't have to be American to deserve aid. You don't need to be a refugee to deserve aid. So I really encourage people to give to the efforts that are on the ground that are staying in front of Stein, who are really handing food and clothes and water and medicine to people who don't have those resources.   Curt Widhalm  26:43 Are there any particular organizations that you would encourage our listeners to look at supporting?   Sara Stanizai  26:49 Yeah, there are so many literacy and love is one organization, although I heard that they recently paused their donations until the banks open, but check with them hand to hand. So DACA group is another organization that has been in Afghanistan, since before this, and their hand to delivering supplies to people. I think there are a lot, Instagram is lit right now. So there are a lot of financial donations that people can make. There are organizations throughout the country, throughout the US that are coordinating airport pickups, and hotel vouchers. And you know, if you have a bag of clothes, you're taking to Goodwill, you know, they're taking everything because people are showing up with nothing. I would also really encourage anybody who has access to legal services, if you are a lawyer, you don't have to be an immigration lawyer, really helping people understand their just the basic visa paperwork will be very, very helpful. People are overwhelmed and a phone call. And a plan will help people a lot. Attending protests and just showing up and being visible is really, really helpful because that leads to media exposure, and then that leads to people deciding that it's worth it, but it looks good for them to say something about when it's done. So we'll take it. There are so many, making sure that you are either letter writing or phone calling or emailing members of Congress to make sure that people are able to come in expanding the process that it's pretty limited about what people are qualifying for right now. Half of my family qualifies, there are some people who may not also anybody who is a Farsi speaker or a pesto speaker. You don't have to be a lawyer, you don't have to know how to do anything. If you can do translating services. All of these are ways that people can help. So I think if you want, you can definitely look, look on my Instagram, but there are a ton of Instagram, Instagram accounts that have been doing this activism for a long time. We're glad that people are paying attention to it. Now. It's a little frustrating that people think this is brand new or that they're suddenly interested, but we'll take it Hey, well, we'll take it. And the other thing I would say is, you know, we're so organized and we're still activated right now. I'm myself personally, I'm even new to this, but it feels like home I mean, it just feels like whenever I see all these other African people I'm like it just it feels like I've always been here. So I would really encourage people like to get involved. You don't have to earn your way in you don't have to qualify you don't have to be like welcomed in like we Afghans love allies and we love welcoming people. So that will be really helpful. Definitely check out a lot of the organizers who were coming together on social media. And if you have any questions you can always just ask   Katie Vernoy  29:58 before we close up because I think this is an important conversation that needs to remain out there. There needs to be support given all those things. But before we close up, are there any... Are there any, any additional points that we need to make? Are there anything? Is there anything else that our modern therapist needs to know?   Sara Stanizai  30:18 No, I don't know. I'm tired.   Curt Widhalm  30:23 Even on that now, when we were first responding to this news, Katie and I, and the balance between wanting to share this message and hating this message, while also knowing that people like Sarah are responding in a time of very, very complex feelings, and not always knowing kind of the best balance that we can bring as hosts of this show. And it's with a tremendous amount of gratitude and respect for Sarah and all of the other people going through a time of existential crisis and just complicated feelings around so many things that we hear you that you're tired. We're, here we're trying whatever it is that we can even in perfectly to help with everything. And for you to show up, and share your story, share what you're going through in order for the rest of us to be able to step in, so that way, hopefully, you can get some rest, and you can get some resolution, and know that our modern therapist community is grateful for you and your time and willing to step up. And that's our call to action for our community here is find what you can do. It might be time, it might be action, it might be money. But there are a lot of people going through some very, very complicated feelings right now. And always, whenever you can step up and do what you can. Yeah, we will include some links in our show notes to the organizations that Sara has suggested. And as well as her practice, which I do want to give you an opportunity to let people know where to find you and your practice.   Sara Stanizai  32:37 Oh my gosh, that's right. I didn't even mention my women's group. Yep. It is the best. It was the best when I started it, it is the best every time I run it. It is more timely and needed now than ever. But we have been meeting. Oh my gosh, this sounds like something I probably don't want to puton the air, like we have been meeting online and secret. These Afghan women, we were toying with the idea of putting together a retreat, and we were like, oh, where can we go do it and somebody was like, they're never gonna let 12 Afghan women on the same flight ever. So we laughed at it. Nobody else laughs when I tell that story, because they're like, I don't know if I'm allowed to laugh about it. But it was. But yeah, we have been meeting in a peer support group, I run a shorter six week version of it. And then I run a three to four month version of it. So we're actually wrapping up one group now. And so when I run it again, when I get my life together and wrap this group up, I'm going to be offering it free of charge. And that's for any Afghan women. You don't have to be in California, you don't have to be in the United States. You just have to be awake at the time that we offer the group. And I'm putting the details together now. But I'm anticipating there'll be a pretty big need. And it's just one of the joys of my life. To run this group, I make sure that I speak to every single group member first to kind of matchmake the right people in the right group. So everybody feels comfortable and safe and is challenged a little bit but not too much. I love running groups, and we get lit like it is everybody is so happy when they sign on to group. First everybody checks if you know their cousin or family members in the group, which I don't think has happened yet. But then everybody realizes how much we have in common how much our stories parallel. They're like, I didn't realize that you could be Afghan and blank like every other thing that we are and it's really really healing and beautiful and now more than ever. It's it's been a gift for myself to be able to kind of give to this to my community. But also for me to heal because nobody else gets it. And so when we, you know, this week when we've been having sessions with my one on one clients as well, it's just been, nobody else gets it. And so it's been very I feel really grateful that this has been put in place that I put these in place by me. I did it, but but I'm really grateful that I have it now.   Katie Vernoy  35:26 So where can people find about the group about your practice? Like, what what, what are the actual contact info there?   Sara Stanizai  35:33 Yes. The best place is our website, which is prospecttherapy.com. That's also my Instagram handle, which is prospect therapy. That's me, I run that account. It's not some company. So if you message me there, I will answer, but you can find all of our information on our website, and information about our group about therapy, about everything that we're offering. Those are the two best places to look.   Katie Vernoy  35:58 And any final thoughts?   Sara Stanizai  36:01 Thanks for having me. It was nice to talk to you two.   Curt Widhalm  36:04 We will include all those links in our show notes at mtsgpodcast com. And until next time, I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy and Sarah Stanizai.   Katie Vernoy  36:14 Thanks again to our sponsor, buying time buying   Curt Widhalm  36:17 times VA support businesses by managing email communications, CRM or automation systems website, admin and hosting email marketing, social media, bookkeeping and much more. Their sole purpose is to create the opportunity for you to focus on supporting those you serve by ensuring that your back office runs smoothly with the full team of vas gives the opportunity to hire for one role and get multiple areas of support. There's no reason to be overwhelmed with running your business with this solution available.   Katie Vernoy  36:45 Book a consultation to see where and how you can get started getting the support you need. That's buyingtimellc.com forward slash book dash consultation once again, buyingtimellc.com/book-consultation.   Announcer  37:01 Thank you for listening to the Modern Therapist's Survival Guide. Learn more about who we are and what we do at mtsgpodcast.com. You can also join us on Facebook and Twitter. And please don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss any of our episodes.

Even the Rich
The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Taylor | Elizabeth Taylor's Accidental Feminism | 5

Even the Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 40:00


Elizabeth Taylor is remembered for her beauty, her diamonds and her many, many husbands. But her most enduring legacy may be her decidedly feminist films. This week we talk to professor and author M.G. Lord about her book, “The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted by Her Beauty to Notice,” how the Liz Taylor broke the censorship of the production code, and how she build a feminist legacy from her character, Leslie Benedict.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/eventherich. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Flex - Go to flexfits.com/rich and use code RICH for 20% off your Flex starter kit or 10% off your first Flex cup PLUS free US shipping. Tradesy - Visit tradesy.com for $100 dollars off when you spend $500 dollars or more on your first order with code RICH. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Veteran stage and screen actor John Schuck joins Gilbert and Frank for a look back at his 6-decade career in show business and a lively conversation about turning down movie roles, guesting on game shows, canoodling with Elizabeth Taylor, portraying both Herman Munster and Daddy Warbucks and working alongside icons Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, George Burns, Richard Burton and Rock Hudson. Also, Bud Cort takes flight, James Mason goes bowling, Jack Riley and Pat McCormick whistle the national anthem and John pens a love letter to Betty Grable. PLUS: "Holmes and Yoyo'! The Old Philosopher! The magnificent mind of Leonard Stern! In praise of "Dick Tracy"! And John shares memories of Richard Deacon, Jack Gilford, James Karen and Werner Klemperer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Even the Rich
The Life & Loves of Elizabeth Taylor | “Hello, My Name is Elizabeth and I'm an Addict” | 4

Even the Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 49:27


Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor can't be apart. But they can't stop drinking when they're together. They're going to have to choose: their love or their sobriety.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/eventherich.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Audible - To listen right now, go to audible.com/chasing.Vizzy - To find out where you can purchase Vizzy go to vizzyhardseltzer.com/rich.Indeed - Get a $75 dollar sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/rich. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Even the Rich
The Life & Loves of Elizabeth Taylor | We Will Have No More Marriages! | 3

Even the Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 46:01


After a brush with death, Elizabeth Taylor's on top of the world. She has an Oscar, a million-dollar paycheck for Cleopatra, and a steamy new love interest: her stormy and hard-living co-star, Richard Burton. But when their affair threatens to become even more wild and destructive than Antony and Cleopatra's, Elizabeth has to make a choice. Is she willing to risk everything – her career, her reputation, her marriage – for another chance at love?Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/eventherich.Support us by supporting our sponsor!Pura Vida - To get 20% off your order text RICH to 38817. Tradesy - Go to tradesy.com to get $100 off your first purchase of $500 dollars or more with code RICH. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Even the Rich
The Life & Loves of Elizabeth Taylor | “Mike's Dead and I'm Alive” | 2

Even the Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 42:23


In 1958, Elizabeth Taylor loses the life of her life. The entire world mourns with her; her grief is their grief. She's the most beloved woman in America. Six months later, she's the most hated. So what happened? Two words: Eddie Fisher.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/eventherich.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Indeed - Get a FREE $75 dollar sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/rich.Vizzy - To find out where you can purchase Vizzy, go to vizzyhardseltzer.com/rich.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Even the Rich
The Life & Loves of Elizabeth Taylor | “You and Your Studio Can Go to Hell!” | 1

Even the Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 46:50


Once upon a time, there was a young woman with hair as black as ebony and eyes the color of violets. But her name wasn't Snow White – it was Elizabeth Taylor. And instead of seven dwarfs toiling in a diamond mine, this fairy tale includes seven husbands who buy their diamonds straight from Cartier.This is a 4-part series on Elizabeth Taylor, whose private life was even more dramatic than the movies she starred in.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/eventherich. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Tradesy - Visit tradesy.com to get $100 dollars off your first purchase of $500 dollars or more when you use promo code RICH at checkout! Parade - Get 25% off orders of $40 dollars or more at youparade.com/rich with promo code RICH. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
279 - MFM Guest Host Picks #2: Elizabeth Taylor

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 59:21


Throughout the months of June and July, Exactly Right family members will be guest hosting My Favorite Murder! Each week a guest host will pick their favorite stories from Karen and Georgia.  Today's episode is hosted by Elizabeth Taylor -- co-host of The True Beauty Brooklyn Podcast on Exactly Right -- covering the stories of the Tulsa Race Massacre (Episode 211) and the Murder of Angie Dodge (Episode 185).  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
My Favorite Murder Presents: The True Beauty Brooklyn Podcast - "Pivoting During a Pandemic, Inclusive Luxury Beauty Brands, & Love Your Hair with Sabrina Rowe"

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 115:43


My Favorite Murder presents the network premiere episode of The True Beauty Brooklyn Podcast on Exactly Right! Hosts Alix Shapiro & Elizabeth Taylor kick off their launch the same way they started their show one year ago -- interviewing one of their dearest friends, resident hair and beauty guru SABRINA ROWE. Sabrina is the founder of the inclusive, sustainable, luxury beauty brand NTRL by Sabs (pronounced "natural"), and is a celebrity hair and makeup artist to clients like Phoebe Robinson, Ilana Glazer, Uzo Aduba and more.  Listen and subscribe to The True Beauty Brooklyn Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.