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Films from the early movie industry which have enduring appeal, nostalgia, or technical merit

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Millennial Mentorship
MQ Ep. 464: Mirror, Mirror

Millennial Mentorship

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 5:29


Today on the Mentorship Quest we have a quote coming at you from Old Hollywood beauty and Mexican actress Dolores Del Rio. She says, "Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face." In this episode we discuss the benefits of a spiritual facelift for your outer good looks!

The Old Soul Movie Podcast
Dangerous Crossing (1953)

The Old Soul Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 53:35


Hop on board as we embark on another nautical drama in Dangerous Crossing (1953)!  This listener-recommended film is about an heiress who joins her new husband for a Halloween honeymoon cruise, however, he goes MISSING shorty after the ship sets sail.  We loved exploring a  B movie of the 1950s and putting on our detective caps to figure out what happened in this crafty mystery.Dangerous Crossing (1953) is available to watch on YouTube! 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

Watch With Jen
Watch With Jen - S2: E42 - Generational Soundtrack Movies with Sabina Stent

Watch With Jen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 80:18


Is there a doctor in the house? Well, as it happens, this week there definitely is. A doctor of women surrealists and a freelance writer specializing in visual culture, art, couture, Old Hollywood, and more, the lovely Sabina Stent joins us to talk about some of her favorite generational soundtrack movies, including American Graffiti, Dazed and Confused, and Reality Bites in this warm, nostalgic, analytical episode that's bound to make you want to pack a mix CD, jump into your car, and drive all night. Theme Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, Free Music Archive Originally Posted on Patreon (10/8/21) here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57166998

The Old Soul Movie Podcast
The Mysterious Death of Thomas Ince: Natural Causes or Murder?

The Old Soul Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 41:57


This week we are covering one of the great mysteries of Old Hollywood.  Thomas Ince- a famous silent era film producer and movie mogul- died suddenly while celebrating his birthday on a yacht with the newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst.  The morning he died, the media ran rampant with stories of Ince being shot to death, but later on it was officially reported that Ince died of heart failure. What exactly happened on the boat that weekend? Was his death brought on by an ulcer? Was his accidental death swiftly covered up? Tune in to this puzzling case and let's figure out what happened! 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

The Old Soul Movie Podcast
The Trouble with Harry (1955)

The Old Soul Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 53:15


Double, double, toil and trouble.  Gather 'round and snuggle down as we finish up our September month of double trouble! In tandem with our Jerry Mathers interview, we thought this would be the perfect time to cover Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry (1955)! This zany dark rom-com is one of a kind.  From beautiful Vermont foliage, to a mysterious dead body, to popping art work and a dreamy score, this is a perfect flick to turn on as we celebrate the autumn season.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

The Old Soul Movie Podcast
Leave It to Beaver Memories with Jerry Mathers!

The Old Soul Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 25:37


Golly gee, consider us star-struck! This week, we had the pleasure of chatting with Jerry Mathers-the actor who portrays Beaver Cleaver from Leave It to Beaver (1957-1963)! Emma and Jerry discuss Jerry's childhood memories of working with Sir Alfred Hitchcock on The Trouble with Harry (1955), filming the iconic “In the Soup” episode, and having fun on set at Universal Studios. Tune in and learn about the magic behind one of the most beloved American family shows in television history. To celebrate your love for Leave It to Beaver, check out this website!: https://www.jerrymathersbeavermerch.com/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

The Old Soul Movie Podcast
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) with Vincent Casaregola, Ph.D

The Old Soul Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 76:15


Emma is joined this week by Dr. Vincent Casaregola of Saint Louis University to cover a film that is considered one of the best of all time: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)! An iconic Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove takes a dark, comedic look at nuclear tensions and end-of-the-world antics.  Dr. Casaregola helps frame what the mindset was of the American people during the Cold War, the (very real) problems of nuclear mishaps, how Stanley Kubrick became one of the most innovative directors in the motion picture industry, what the best tips are for learning to appreciate classic movies.  Be sure to tune into this explosive episode!  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— Films/Series Mentioned:On the Beach (1959)Fail Safe (1964)Paths of Glory (1957)The Americanization of Emily (1964)The Mouse That Roared (1959)Lolita (1962)Metropolis (1927)The Killing (1956)2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)A Clockwork Orange (1971)Barry Lyndon (1975)The Longest Day (1962)The Wizard of Oz (1939)Dawn's Early Light (Year Unknown)No Highway in the Sky (1951)The High and the Mighty (1954)Strategic Air Command (1955) Bombers B52 (1957)A Gathering of Eagles (1963) – Film featuring Rock Hudson and Rod TaylorHidden Figures (2016)Atomic Café (1982)*Canadian documentary title not foundThe Stand (2020 miniseries)Contagion (2011)Novels/Literary Works Mentioned:On the Beach by Nevil Shute (Published 1957)Red Alert by Peter George (Published 1958)Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler (Published 1962)The Americanization of Emily by William Bradford Huie (Published 1959)Underworld by Don DeLillo (Published 1997)Missile Envy by Helen Caldicott (Published 1984)The Rhetoric of Antinuclear Fiction by Patrick Mannix (Published 1992)The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (Published 1895)The Shape of Things to Come (Published 1933)Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Published 1932)The Stand by Stephen King (Published 1978)

Historically Hip
Episode 3.2: The Mankiewicz Brothers Go to Hollywood

Historically Hip

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 30:42


On this episode, we have stars in our eyes -- the Old Hollywood kind, that is.  Brian and Caitlin chat about Mankiewicz brothers, Herman and Joseph, who made a huge impact on the Golden Age of Hollywood, as well as some of the other Northeast Pennsylvanians who found success in the film industry.

(sub)Text Literature and Film Podcast
Realism as Cruelty in “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams

(sub)Text Literature and Film Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 93:16


In the transition from stage to screen, "A Streetcar Named Desire" retained its long-running Broadway cast with a single exception: the role of Blanche Dubois, which passed from Jessica Tandy to Vivien Leigh. Like Blanche, Leigh was the odd woman out. A symbol of the glories of the studio system, married to the symbol of English stage acting, her classical training ran contrary to that of her Method-trained co-stars. Thus to the clash of wills between Blanche and Stanley Kowalski was added a clash of acting styles— and the struggle between the death of Old Hollywood and the birth of Brando and the New. Which principle— Blanche's fantasy or Stanley's realism— makes for superior art? Can the conflict between magic and truth ever be resolved? And is all realism a form of cruelty? Wes & Erin discuss Tennessee Williams's "A Streetcar Named Desire."

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
PEL Presents (sub)Text: Realism as Cruelty in "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) by Tennessee Williams

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 93:17


In the transition from stage to screen, A Streetcar Named Desire retained its long-running Broadway cast with a single exception: the role of Blanche Dubois, which passed from Jessica Tandy to Vivien Leigh. Like Blanche, Leigh was the odd woman out. A symbol of the glories of the studio system, married to the symbol of English stage acting, her classical training ran contrary to that of her Method-trained co-stars. Thus to the clash of wills between Blanche and Stanley Kowalski was added a clash of acting styles— and the struggle between the death of Old Hollywood and the birth of Brando and the New. Which principle— Blanche's fantasy or Stanley's realism— makes for superior art? Can the conflict between magic and truth ever be resolved? And is all realism a form of cruelty? Wes & Erin discuss Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire.  Subscribe: (sub)Text won't always be in the PEL feed, so please subscribe to us directly: Apple | Spotify | Android | RSS Bonus content: The conversation continues on our after-show (post)script. Get this and other bonus content at by subscribing at Patreon. Follow (sub)Text: Twitter | Facebook | Website Thanks to Nick Ketter for the audio editing on this episode.

Worthy
14th Academy Awards ‘How Green Was My Valley'

Worthy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 120:36


The Best Picture breakdown by Worthy hosts, Ben Smith and Jon Roberts, ventures into the mind of one of the most prolific director of Old Hollywood, John Ford. His black and white 1941 epic “How Green Was My Valley” garnered Ford his 3rd Best Director award and only Best Picture win. The film revolves around a Welsh coal mining family through the eyes of the youngest son Huw (Roddy McDowall).  The discussion on “How Green Was My Valley” centers on the film's well structured narrative, the grand scale of the film's set design and the strong performances from the ensemble cast. The film also holds the notorious distinction of beating out “Citizen Kane” for the Best Picture award at the 14th Academy Awards. Do Ben and Jon agree with the Academy's decision? Listen to find out! If you like this episode and the show, please leave a review! It really does help us. Give us a follow on Instagram at WorthyPodcast and on Twitter @WorthyPod. Subscribe on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you may get your podcasts!

Live from the PoolHouse
Live From the Pool-House Episode 33: Hi Ho Silver

Live from the PoolHouse

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 64:35


Darlings, welcome to another new episode of Live from the Pool-House This week, we are joined by Diana Goodman from Thirty-Twenty-Ten to talk about Zsa Zsa Gabor and all things Old Hollywood! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
Episode 1239 - Quentin Tarantino

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 88:09


The pandemic forced a lot of changes on all of us, but for Quentin Tarantino, he was already undergoing a huge change right as the pandemic started: He became a first-time father. Now with the release of his first novel, the famed director talks with Marc about the shifting perspectives and priorities that come with getting older. They also talk about the death of Old Hollywood, the Manson family, and why he wouldn't use the name Tarantino if he had to start all over again. Plus, Tom Scharpling finally gives Marc what he wants in Get to Know Tom. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Reality Redefined
Unsolved Mysteries from Old Hollywood

Reality Redefined

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 55:35


In the latest episode of The Life In General Podcast we discuss some unexplained murders and mysteries from Hollywood in the first half of the 20th century.   ________________________________________ Intro music: Hop Hip by Kwon Outro music: Get Well Soon by DJ F.A.M.E.

Movie: The Musical!
Episode 16. All About Eve/Applause (w/ Eileen Tull)

Movie: The Musical!

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 110:56


Put your hands together for performer extraordinaire Eileen Tull who joins us to tell you what it's all about. Old Hollywood, Old Broadway, and a truly bumpy night. Topics include Michael Shannon, gay overtones, and #SpankToMank . Eileen Tull is a storyteller, writer, poet, comedian, and one-woman-show person. She has performed throughout the country, from San Francisco to New York City, including in the SF Fringe, New Seeds Festival, United Solo, the Cincy Fringe, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, and the Dallas Solo Festival. Her work has been seen all over Chicago in theatres, bookstores, art galleries, bars and other non-traditional spaces. Currently, Eileen writes about movies and pop culture on her blog Is This Film School? She is a drama instructor with the Chicago Park District, and her work as a creative activist was recognized by The White House in 2016.

Very Vintage
Episode 8: Snap Out of It! Top Tips for Getting Out of a Fashion Funk

Very Vintage

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 37:05


What do you do when your closet isn't inspiring you? When you can't manage to trade in your sweats for a beloved vintage dress? Never fear! Debra & Rachel will provide you with top tips to shake that fashion funk and fall back in love with your wardrobe in the a new segment called, "Very Vintage Hotline". They also kick off the show with a classic "Find, Make, or Mend" story that anyone who buys vintage online will be all too familiar with! Do you have a question you'd like to submit to the Very Vintage Hotline? DM us on Instagram @VeryVintagePodcast and we may feature you in an upcoming episode!

Suzie Kennedy: Living With Marilyn
DiMaggio Vs Miller : Who was the ideal husband?

Suzie Kennedy: Living With Marilyn

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 37:18


In this episode we put DiMaggio against Miller to see who really was the ideal husband ? Was DiMaggio's enduring love enough? Was Millers infatuation real love or a just a case study  for a play ?I am joined again by my amazing friends Kelly and Allison as we look at one of the most divisive questions in the Marilyn community Follow their accounts at @silver/technicolour and @perfectlymarilynmonroe and at @suziekennedy for more information on Marilyn 

Hope Sears
Dean Martin and Rose Angelica's History Promoting an Icon

Hope Sears

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 55:39


Dean Martin was born on June 7th, 1917 in Steubenville, OH. That is why the town pays tribute to their famous son in June. This year the festival is taking place June 24-26th. Rose Angelica helped to start the festival and managed it for several years. Rose also is an indie artist with some popular songs of her own and tributes to icons like Dean Martin. She has acted as a researcher for the family, TV networks, and an attempt at doing a Dean Martin movie. Subscribe to the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqH5ATLS8bLsFgp1JmF1GIw Leave me a voicemail https://anchor.fm/hope-sears The All of the Classics YouTube podcast explains timeless events, legends, and celebrities of vintage Hollywood. This podcast aims to extend the legacy of these icons by reaching a new generation of fans. This channel creates content for unique people looking at Old Hollywood, old-school TV, old-time radio, classic books, and more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hope-sears/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hope-sears/support

Tiny Victories
TFW You Learn Your Mom Has Secrets

Tiny Victories

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 15:27


This week, we hear from Liz Brown, the grand niece of William Andrew Clark Jr. Clark was one of the richest men in 1920s Hollywood and the founder of the LA Philharmonic. Uncle Will also had a secret male lover. It’s this man, Harrison Post, who is the the subject of Liz’s book Twilight Man. Liz inspires Laura and Annabelle to talk about the secrets they unearthed about their mothers. Things You Should Stop Worrying About This WeekWhy this couple will stay handcuffed until they marryWhy there’s so much Viagra detected in the sewage waste of Seoul, South KoreaElon Musk impersonators Mentioned in the showTwilight Man Do YOU have a tiny victory to share? Call the Tiny Victories Hotline: (323) 285-1675We want folks to share their tiny victories on our hotline because, frankly, we’ll assume we’re just talking into the void every week and nothing matters. Prove us wrong. Did you finally do that thing you were putting off? Tiny victory! Reconnect with someone you haven’t been in touch with for ages? Victory! We only ask that you try to keep messages to under a minute so we’re able to play it on the show.If you prefer, you can record a tiny victory on your phone and then email us the audio.Email: TinyVictories@maximumfun.orgHOW TO @ US Twitter@GetTinyPod@LAGurwitch@ImLauraHouse@Swish (producer Laura Swisher)

The Old Soul Movie Podcast
74. Test Your Old Hollywood Knowledge with Emma and Jack

The Old Soul Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 41:01


Final exams season is fast approaching, and Emma and Jack decided to take a test of their own!In which Shakespearean play did James Dean once act? Do you know what kind of roles Humphrey Bogart usually played? How did John Wayne get his nickname? If you know these questions, see how many more you can answer on this fun episode! 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

BADLANDS: SPORTSLAND
Marilyn Monroe (Part 1): Who killed Marilyn? JFK? RFK? The KKK? Probable Suicide and a Conspiracy Theory That Won't Quit (Season 1: Hollywoodland)

BADLANDS: SPORTSLAND

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 34:04


Marilyn Monroe is one of the greatest Hollywood stars of all time. She rose from orphan to icon by creating an on screen character America could not peel their eyes away from. And she did it all while battling anxiety, depression and addiction. Along the way she bedded, married, and otherwise conquered America's most impressive men — Joe DiMaggio, Arthur Miller, Frank Sinatra and President John F. Kennedy to name a few. And her relationship with JFK and his younger brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, would prove disastrous and result in long-running rumors and conspiracy theories about her death that are as hard to debunk as they are to dismiss.Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts to hear new episodes of BADLANDS Season 1: HOLLYWOODLAND each Wednesday. As a bonus, Amazon Music listeners can hear all 10 episodes of BADLANDS Season 1: HOLLYWOODLAND on demand right now at amazon.com/badlands. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including sexual assault and suicide. If you're thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Down the Yellow Brick Pod
The Tin Man's Cottage: Buddy Ebsen (1939's The Wizard of Oz)

Down the Yellow Brick Pod

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 54:51


Dorothy and new pal Scarecrow (and Toto too) are off to see the Wizard, but not before they encounter some feisty trees, grab some apples for a snack, and what's this? A man made out of tin?! Tara and EmKay dive deep into MGM's hidden backstory of initially casting Disney Legend Buddy Ebsen in the role, which was short-lived after his terrifying illness due to the aluminum powder used in his makeup. Stay tuned for more on Jack Haley in Part 2 dropping Wednesday!Show Notes:The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM by Aljean HarmetzThe Road to Oz: The Evolution, Creation, and Legacy of a Motion Picture Masterpiece by Jay Scarfone,  William StillmanThe Other Side of Oz by Buddy Ebsen"If I Only Had a Heart" - Buddy Ebsen's versionBuddy and Vilma Ebsen in Broadway Melody of 1936Instagram: @downtheyellowbrickpod#DownTheYBPTara: @taratagticklesEmKay: @emshray

The Pictures Got Small
Episode 6: The Making of “The Wizard of Oz”

The Pictures Got Small

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 111:29


“The Wizard of Oz” is considered today to be the most watched movie of all time, but this glamorous, fantastical, universally beloved film was the product of a shoot that was anything but. In this episode, we will examine the story behind the making of this Old Hollywood staple that, for the last eight decades, has managed to speak to the inner child in all of us.

Hey Lady
Episode 56: Not Gone With the Wind

Hey Lady

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 62:04


On this week's episode of "Hey Lady", even though the Oscar's already happened, we just can't quit award season! What do you think of when you hear "Old Hollywood"? The glamour? The Drama? The Racism? First up this week, we share about Hattie McDaniel. Her role in "Gone With the Wind" earned her the first Oscar ever awarded to a Black person.  Afterwards, we talk about Ana May Wong, Chinese-American movie star and fashion icon. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode. We'll C U Next Tuesday! 

Simulation
Vlog Squad Discusses Nature of Reality

Simulation

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 71:34


Calling all LA Influencers to play Metaphysics Mike Tyson promoting Entheogens on Impaulsive More people asking the main questions: Who are we? Why are we here? What is our true nature? What is I? Who am I? How to maximize planetary prosperity? Old Hollywood has no idea what’s going on with Digital Quotient (DQ) TikTok, Snapchat, IG, YouTube, CGI, VR, AGI, Avatars, Neuralink New Hollywood understands DQ Need Metaphysical Truth as Anchor Focus for what to build around One Infinite Creator expressing itself Maximizing Human Potential Great place to start is influencers already discussing the Q’s VIEWS with David Dobrik & Jason Nash Episode: Biggest Life Failure Timestamps: 20:20 — 26:36 David to Mike Sheffer: “Mike do you think the world revolves around you?” Mike: “Anything not directly in front of me doesn’t exist.” David: “My math teacher used to tell me that all the time.” Mike: “Nothing exists outside my own mind.” Mike: “How do I know you exist when I leave this room?” Very aligned with Metaphysical Idealism Consciousness is inextricable from reality Realities require observers just like dreams Clouds (thoughts, perceptions, forms) appear inside Sky (Awareness) Advanced stages reach All-Inclusive Awareness Donald Hoffman’s Conscious Agent Theory Render only local experience like in GTA Other agents are rendering China, India, Russia Jason: “How do I know I haven’t been dealing with a narcissist this whole time?” Solipsism would be narcissistic: “Everyone else is an NPC.” Our GTA games overlap — multiplayer missions like VIEWS podcast

What She's Having
Anna Kloots

What She's Having

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 40:56


This week's guest is travel blogger and acclaimed writer of the upcoming Live Your Life, Anna Kloots. Anna joins Ashley to discuss the ins-and-outs of living in Paris as an expat, her love of 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and all things Old Hollywood. They discuss Anna's upcoming memoir, co-authored with her sister, Amanda, about their harrowing year fighting for her beloved brother-in-law, Nick Cordero, as he battled Covid while finding the silver linings in life.If you’d like to submit  questions for our guests, DM us @MeetCute on Instagram and @ListenMeetCute on Twitter! Please subscribe and rate us 5 stars!You can listen to Meet Cute's, Take Off and Irish Coffee on Apple Podcasts. You can pre-order Anna's book, Live Your Life here. 

Romancing the Shelf
Nora Roberts: Genuine Lies

Romancing the Shelf

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 61:55


Old Hollywood glam and all the secrets and scandals that come with fame collide in this Nora Roberts' romantic thriller. We draw parallels between the murder and mob connections in this story to our last discussion on Public Secrets. You don't want to miss out on this discussion on early 90s Nora greatness!

Suzie Kennedy: Living With Marilyn
Marilyn, Audrey and Judy: Sirens Of Screen

Suzie Kennedy: Living With Marilyn

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 30:26


In this episode I talk to Beth Burrows  about her show "Sirens Of The Silver Screen".We talk about the  stories of Old Hollywood , and some of the untold stores  of icons Marilyn, Audrey and Judy. We talk about what made them tick and what they really felt in the system they were raised or found themselves in .  The show "Sirens of the silver screen" is on  live stream from 19th-25th April 2021 via Stream theatre at 7.30pm GMT Tickets are £10 visit her website at www.bethburrows.com ,her instagram at @Beth_Burrows or FB Beth Burrows Performer for more information 

Banshees and Booze
Ep 120 - Criminal Intercourse

Banshees and Booze

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 62:43


Californiaaaaaaa knows how to partay! And we know how to drink... This installment in our 50 States of Ghosts series has researching stretching from the San Fransisco Bay all the way to Beverly Hills, skipping all that flyover part in between. Tami takes advice from some TripAdvisor reviews and sips sherry and nibbles cookies while discussing a ghost that was embroiled in what passed for a sex scandal in the 1880s. And Amie gets Old Hollywood glam researching the famous Pickfair estate, it's ghostly history, and untimely demise. This episode may pass for estimable!

What Happens in the Crypt
41: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) & One of the most legendary feuds

What Happens in the Crypt

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 39:47


This movie was the original psycho-biddy film. Today we are discussing some behind the scenes and most importantly the famous feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.Please comment and let us know what you think. Don't forget every review and follow helps!Check us out on instagram @whathappensinthecrypt or Twitter @WHITC_Official

Suzie Kennedy: Living With Marilyn
What If Marilyn Monroe Had Not Died ?

Suzie Kennedy: Living With Marilyn

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2021 34:59


I talk to  author David Marshall, about his book Life Amongst The Cannibals , which is a fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe's life from 1962 onwards if she hadn't died that night in August 1962.What would Marilyn's life had possibly been like ? 

Airtalk
Academy Award Nominations History In Best Director Category, 'Mank’ Leads In Noms And More

Airtalk

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 20:26


In this morning’s Oscar nominations announcement, David Fincher’s Old Hollywood tale “Mank” emerged as the pack leader, with ten nominations including best picture and actor in a leading role. In a historic move for the academy, two women are nominated in the best director category— Chloé Zhao for “Nomadland,” and Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman.”  Viola Davis made history with her fourth Oscar nomination, becoming the most-nominated Black woman ever, and the only Black woman with two best actress nominations. Other best picture nominees include “Minari,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” ” “The Father” and “Sound of Metal.” But films like “Malcolm & Marie,” Sam Levinson’s black-and-white quarantine-filmed saga starring Zendaya, and Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” failed to pick up any predicted acting nominations. Today on AirTalk, we’re taking a look at this year’s Oscar nominations. Who was snubbed, who is favored, and how might it all shake out at the big ceremony? If you have thoughts, comment below or give us a call at 866-893-5722. Guests: Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA); she tweets @ClaudiaPuig Thelma Adams, film critic and long-time expert awards predictor for Gold Derby - a foremost media outlet dedicated to entertainment awards; she tweets @thelmadams

Entertainment(x)
John Epperson aka Lypsinka Part 2 "Don't Let Fear Stop You"

Entertainment(x)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 44:22


Musician, playwright, and performer John Epperson, (lypsinka.com)(IG:@lypsinka)(TW:@lypsinka) who is better known as his lip-synching female alter-ego Lypsinka, was born April 24, 1955, in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. In 1978, after training in classical piano from a young age and attending Belhaven University (at that time Belhaven College) in Jackson, Epperson moved to New York City, where he took a job playing piano for the American Ballet Theatre and began performing in drag. Epperson’s character Lypsinka is a renowned drag artist who lip-syncs to the songs and dialogue of iconic screen sirens and to more obscure audio clips (such as a makeup application recording from the 1950s). Epperson has been praised for the pastiches of dialogue he creates, as Lypsinka’s shows bring new meaning to the lines she ventriloquizes through juxtaposition and gender reversal. One critic estimated that thousands of audio pieces are culled together for each Lypsinka show, calling them “expressionistic and hallucinatory one-act audio wonders.” By 1991 Epperson was able to pursue a career as Lypsinka full time, taking her shows around the country and receiving glowing reviews even from serious theater critics. Lypsinka’s blend of drag humor and performance art—in addition to her skill as a comedian—resulted in unique shows that appeal to fans of drag and comedy, as well as theater and performance art.   Lypsinka’s takes on Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, and Lauren Bacall have earned praise from critics and a fervent fan base. Her performances are complex and schizophrenic as she careens between emotional extremes cued by intense lighting changes and the sound of a ringing telephone. In shows like “As I Lay Lip-Syncing” and “The Passion of the Crawford,” Epperson creates a new narrative out of sound clips. Some of these pieces of audio are meant to be recognized by the audience, and some of them are not. Part of Lypsinka’s appeal is her ability to bring elements of drag humor and camp to her performances without disrespecting the figures she emulates—often the screen queens of Old Hollywood. Epperson refuses to bring sexist humor into Lypsinka’s shows, saying, “It’s so easy to do misogynistic drag humor” but he “deliberately trie[s] to avoid that.”   Epperson also works in theater and film outside of performing as Lypsinka, and he has played male characters onstage and in film. He has appeared in several feature films, including Black Swan and Kinsey. He referenced his roots in his update of Euripides’ Greek tragedy Medea, which he adapted to a Jackson, Mississippi, setting. In Epperson’s campy Southern Gothic version, titled My Deah, the protagonist who kills her children to get revenge on her husband. The New York Times wrote, “Although Lypsinka herself is absent from the stage in My Deah, Mr. Epperson brings the same deconstructive and reconstructive skills he uses to showcase that grande dame to his Mad magazine rewrite of Euripides. [H]e has found clever Deep South analogues for the workings of fate that ruthlessly hem in our desperate heroine.”   While Epperson has described growing up in small-town Mississippi as stifling, saying that he “felt like an alien” among his family and experienced bullying from his peers, Mississippi’s culture and artists have clearly influenced some of his work, from My Deah to the title for “As I Lay Lip-Syncing.” A gay bar in Jackson, Mississippi, was the first place Epperson remembers seeing drag queens perform lip-syncing routines, an experience that deeply inspired him although he did not begin performing in drag until he moved to New York years later.   Lypsinka is now considered a foremother of today’s most popular drag artists. She continues to appear and perform at drag events and fashion shows regarded by fans as a legend who influenced contemporary drag performance. Lypsinka’s takes on Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, and Lauren Bacall have earned praise from critics and a fervent fan base. Her performances are complex and schizophrenic as she careens between emotional extremes cued by intense lighting changes and the sound of a ringing telephone. In shows like “As I Lay Lip-Syncing” and “The Passion of the Crawford,” Epperson creates a new narrative out of sound clips. Some of these pieces of audio are meant to be recognized by the audience, and some of them are not. Part of Lypsinka’s appeal is her ability to bring elements of drag humor and camp to her performances without disrespecting the figures she emulates—often the screen queens of Old Hollywood. Epperson refuses to bring sexist humor into Lypsinka’s shows, saying, “It’s so easy to do misogynistic drag humor” but he “deliberately trie[s] to avoid that.” Epperson also works in theater and film outside of performing as Lypsinka, and he has played male characters onstage and in film. He has appeared in several feature films, including Black Swan and Kinsey. He referenced his roots in his update of Euripedes’s Greek tragedy Medea, which he adapted to a Jackson, Mississippi, setting. In Epperson’s campy southern gothic version, titled My Deah, the protagonist who cooks her children to get revenge on her husband batters the kids up in a fried chicken recipe. The New York Times wrote, “Although Lypsinka herself is absent from the stage in My Deah, Mr. Epperson brings the same deconstructive and reconstructive skills he uses to showcase that grande dame to his Mad magazine rewrite of Euripides. [H]e has found clever Deep South analogues for the workings of fate that ruthlessly hem in our desperate heroine.” While Epperson has described growing up in small-town Mississippi as stifling, saying that he “felt like an alien” among his family and experienced bullying from his peers, Mississippi’s culture and artists have clearly influenced some of his work, from My Deah to the title for “As I Lay Lip-Syncing.” A gay bar in Jackson, Mississippi, was the first place Epperson remembers seeing drag queens perform lip-syncing routines, an experience that deeply inspired him although he did not begin performing in drag until he moved to New York years later. Lypsinka is now considered a foremother of today’s most popular drag artists. She continues to appear and perform at drag events and fashion shows regarded by fans as a legend who influenced contemporary drag performance.

Pre-Loved Podcast
S5 Ep6 DAFFNY of A VINTAGE NERD: a disability awareness and Old Hollywood vintage blogger - on pursuing your passions despite challenges, and balancing motherhood and creativity.

Pre-Loved Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 47:40


S5 Ep6 DAFFNY of A VINTAGE NERD: a disability awareness and Old Hollywood vintage blogger - on pursuing your passions despite challenges, and balancing motherhood and creativity. JOIN OUR PATREON COMMUNITY: https://www.patreon.com/prelovedpod  Listen and subscribe on: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | or wherever you get your podcasts! Please rate & review the show so more vintage lovers find this community. Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly interview show about rad vintage style with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with. Find the show at @emilymstochl on Instagram and @PreLovedPod on Twitter. Pre-Loved Podcast: Daffny of A Vintage Nerd Today I’m speaking with Daffny, of A Vintage Nerd. Daphne is a vintage blogger and content creator who loves Old Hollywood fashion, film, and books. She’s a native New Yorker, and a mother, living with a physical disability. And her goal with her style platform is to inspire others to pursue their passions despite the challenges they may face.  I have to tell you, Daffny was such a joy to speak with and this episode absolutely filled my cup. I can’t wait for you to hear what she has to say. Let’s dive right in!  All the Episode Links: @avintagenerd  Daffny’s blog Alyssa Milano style inspiration Jem cartoon Andy’s Chee-Pees (now closed) Brooklyn Flea Manhattan Vintage Show Keiko Lynn @keikolynn * JOIN THE PATREON COMMUNITY and get the Pre-Loved Podcast News Flash: https://www.patreon.com/prelovedpod  **For more good stuff every week be sure you subscribe to Emily’s newsletter! It’s called The French Press and you can sign up here.  *** Pre-Loved Podcast stickers are on sale now! PayPal me $4.00 USD at this link, or to @Emily-Stochl on Venmo and provide your address, and I will ship you a sticker anywhere in the world! Or, if you want, you can also use the link paypal.me/prelovedpod or Venmo @Emily-Stochl to send a donation in support of the show. ****Our Depop shop is @prelovedpod if you want to find some vintage gems and support the show.  Pre-Loved Podcast is created by Emily Stochl. Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and the Brume & Daisy blog. 

Entertainment(x)
John Epperson aka Lypsinka Part 1 on "Identity, Fear and Desire"

Entertainment(x)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 33:24


Musician, playwright, and performer John Epperson, (lypsinka.com)(IG:@lypsinka)(TW:@lypsinka) who is better known as his lip-synching drag queen alter-ego Lypsinka, was born April 24, 1955, in Hazelhurst, Mississippi. In 1978, after training in classical piano from a young age and attending Belhaven University in Jackson, Epperson moved to New York City, where he took a job playing piano for the American Ballet Theater and began performing in drag. Epperson’s character Lypsinka is a renowned drag artist who lip-syncs to the songs and dialogue of iconic screen sirens and to more obscure audio clips (such as a makeup commercial from the 1950s). Epperson has been praised for the pastiches of dialogue he creates as Lypsinka’s shows bring new meaning to the lines she ventriloquizes through juxtaposition and gender reversal. One critic estimated that thousands of audio pieces are culled together for each Lypsinka show, calling them “expressionistic and hallucinatory one-act audio wonders.” By 1991 Epperson was able to pursue a career as Lypsinka full time, taking her shows around the country and receiving glowing reviews even from serious theater critics. Lypsinka’s blend of drag humor and performance art—in addition to her skill as a comedian—resulted in unique shows that appeal to fans of drag and comedy, as well as theater and performance art. Lypsinka’s takes on Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, and Lauren Bacall have earned praise from critics and a fervent fan base. Her performances are complex and schizophrenic as she careens between emotional extremes cued by intense lighting changes and the sound of a ringing telephone. In shows like “As I Lay Lip-Syncing” and “The Passion of the Crawford,” Epperson creates a new narrative out of sound clips. Some of these pieces of audio are meant to be recognized by the audience, and some of them are not. Part of Lypsinka’s appeal is her ability to bring elements of drag humor and camp to her performances without disrespecting the figures she emulates—often the screen queens of Old Hollywood. Epperson refuses to bring sexist humor into Lypsinka’s shows, saying, “It’s so easy to do misogynistic drag humor” but he “deliberately trie[s] to avoid that.” Epperson also works in theater and film outside of performing as Lypsinka, and he has played male characters onstage and in film. He has appeared in several feature films, including Black Swan and Kinsey. He referenced his roots in his update of Euripedes’s Greek tragedy Medea, which he adapted to a Jackson, Mississippi, setting. In Epperson’s campy southern gothic version, titled My Deah, the protagonist who cooks her children to get revenge on her husband batters the kids up in a fried chicken recipe. The New York Times wrote, “Although Lypsinka herself is absent from the stage in My Deah, Mr. Epperson brings the same deconstructive and reconstructive skills he uses to showcase that grande dame to his Mad magazine rewrite of Euripides. [H]e has found clever Deep South analogues for the workings of fate that ruthlessly hem in our desperate heroine.” While Epperson has described growing up in small-town Mississippi as stifling, saying that he “felt like an alien” among his family and experienced bullying from his peers, Mississippi’s culture and artists have clearly influenced some of his work, from My Deah to the title for “As I Lay Lip-Syncing.” A gay bar in Jackson, Mississippi, was the first place Epperson remembers seeing drag queens perform lip-syncing routines, an experience that deeply inspired him although he did not begin performing in drag until he moved to New York years later. Lypsinka is now considered a foremother of today’s most popular drag artists. She continues to appear and perform at drag events and fashion shows regarded by fans as a legend who influenced contemporary drag performance.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Parallax Views on The Parallax View Pt. 3 w/ Jon Boorstin, Alan J. Pakula's Assistant on the Film

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 45:41


On this edition of Parallax Views, for a period in the 1970s a conspiracy-drenched genre known alternately as the paranoid thriller or paranoid political came into vogue. The aftermath of the political assassinations of the 1960s, which saw the violent deaths of public figures like Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., black radical Malcolm X, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and President John F. Kennedy, combined with the tumult of the Vietnam War, the Presidency of Richard Nixon, the saga of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, and the scandal of the Watergate break-in created the perfect storm for critical, bleak reassessments of the American political system that stood in stark contrast to the seeming innocence of the "Camelot years" that preceded it. Meanwhile, the collapse of the Old Hollywood studio system led to a period (often referred to as New Hollywood) of daring and creative flourishing in American cinema that produced such modern classics as Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Rider, and Midnight Cowboy among others. It was from this fertile ground that the conspiracy-drenched 1970s paranoid thriller rose to prominence. Among the classics of this particular genre are such features as Three Days of the Condor, The Boys from Brazil, The Conversation, Soylent Green, Serpico, Capricorn One, and the film that's been referred to as "The Godfather of paranoid political thrillers", The Parallax View. Following in the footsteps of 1973's Executive Action, The Parallax View dealt with questions of conspiracy as they related to political assassinations. But whereas the Burt Lancaster starring Executive Action offered a conspiratorial explanation for the JFK assassination, The Parallax View took a different approach. Although the film featured veiled references to real life matters like the Warren Commission, the death of journalist Dorothy Kilgallen, the PERMINDEX trade organization believed by New Orleans DA Jim Garrison to have played a pivotal role in the JFK assassination, and the "girl in the polka dot dress" of the RFK assassination, its characters and events are ultimately constructions of its makers imaginations. In other words, The Parallax View is a fictional exploration of political assassinations and the conspiracy theories that arise from them. The Parallax View stars Warren Beatty as dogged reporter Joseph Frady, who, after the fatal shooting of a presidential candidate, stumbles upon a vast conspiracy involving a shadowy organization known as the Parallax Corporation. As Frady falls deeper down the proverbial rabbit hole in his search for the truth he finds that the Parallax Corporation seemingly specializes in the recruitment of assassins for highly-valued hits on political leaders. Will Frady be able to bust the story wide open by staying one-step ahead of the Parallax Corporation? Or is the Parallax Corporation already one step ahead of him? Based on the novel of the same name by Lorenzo Singer, The Parallax View was adapted for the silver screen by David Giler and Three Days of the Condor's Lorenzo Semple, Jr. with a rewrite by Robert Towne amidst a looming Writer's Guild of America strike. The film marks the second entry in director Alan J. Pakula's "Paranoia Trilogy" that started with Klute and ended with All the President Men. Although The Parallax View received mix reviews upon it initial release, today it is generally considered a classic of its genre that reflects America in the 1970s and the worst fears many had about its political system during that turbulent moment in the nation's history. Although the film does deal with political assassinations and conspiracy, it also provides a powerful meditation, specifically through its infamous montage scene known as the "Parallax Test Sequence", on the U.S.'s often spoken of "loss of innocence" after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Additionally the film's cinematography by Gordon Willis and soundtrack by Michael Small have been praised as well. It is, perhaps, for this reason that The Parallax View, all these years later in 2021, received the coveted Criterion Collection treatment in a new Blu-Ray release. To coincide with this Parallax Views, which takes its name in part from this film, is offering up a three part retrospective of the classic 1970s paranoid thriller. In part three, Jon Boorstin, who worked as an intern/assistant to director Alan J. Pakula on The Parallax View, joins us to reminisce about the film and its significance in light of the January 6th riots. In addition to The Parallax View Jon also served as the director for the Oscar-nominated 1974 short documentary Exploratorium and has written such books as Mabel and Me: A Novel About the Movies and Making Movies Work: Thinking Like a Filmmaker. For Jon The Parallax View is more than a movie dealing with conspiracy. It is, he believes, a movie that uses conspiracy as a launching off point to explore the best and worst aspects of the human condition and how we can be manipulated by without realizing it. We talk about Gordon Willis's cinematography, Alan Pakula's vision intent when making the movie, comparing The Parallax View to Pakula's All the President's Men (which Jon helped produce), the character of Joseph Frady and what he has in common with the Parallax Corporation's assassins, the infamous "Parallax Test Sequence" and its meaning, and much, much more!

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Parallax Views on The Parallax View Pt. 2 w/ Alex Cox, Filmmaker

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2021 39:23


On this edition of Parallax Views, for a period in the 1970s a conspiracy-drenched genre known alternately as the paranoid thriller or paranoid political came into vogue. The aftermath of the political assassinations of the 1960s, which saw the violent deaths of public figures like Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., black radical Malcolm X, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and President John F. Kennedy, combined with the tumult of the Vietnam War, the Presidency of Richard Nixon, the saga of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, and the scandal of the Watergate break-in created the perfect storm for critical, bleak reassessments of the American political system that stood in stark contrast to the seeming innocence of the "Camelot years" that preceded it. Meanwhile, the collapse of the Old Hollywood studio system led to a period (often referred to as New Hollywood) of daring and creative flourishing in American cinema that produced such modern classics as Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Rider, and Midnight Cowboy among others. It was from this fertile ground that the conspiracy-drenched 1970s paranoid thriller rose to prominence. Among the classics of this particular genre are such features as Three Days of the Condor, The Boys from Brazil, The Conversation, Soylent Green, Serpico, Capricorn One, and the film that's been referred to as "The Godfather of paranoid political thrillers", The Parallax View. Following in the footsteps of 1973's Executive Action, The Parallax View dealt with questions of conspiracy as they related to political assassinations. But whereas the Burt Lancaster starring Executive Action offered a conspiratorial explanation for the JFK assassination, The Parallax View took a different approach. Although the film featured veiled references to real life matters like the Warren Commission, the death of journalist Dorothy Kilgallen, the PERMINDEX trade organization believed by New Orleans DA Jim Garrison to have played a pivotal role in the JFK assassination, and the "girl in the polka dot dress" of the RFK assassination, its characters and events are ultimately constructions of its makers imaginations. In other words, The Parallax View is a fictional exploration of political assassinations and the conspiracy theories that arise from them. The Parallax View stars Warren Beatty as dogged reporter Joseph Frady, who, after the fatal shooting of a presidential candidate, stumbles upon a vast conspiracy involving a shadowy organization known as the Parallax Corporation. As Frady falls deeper down the proverbial rabbit hole in his search for the truth he finds that the Parallax Corporation seemingly specializes in the recruitment of assassins for highly-valued hits on political leaders. Will Frady be able to bust the story wide open by staying one-step ahead of the Parallax Corporation? Or is the Parallax Corporation already one step ahead of him? Based on the novel of the same name by Lorenzo Singer, The Parallax View was adapted for the silver screen by David Giler and Three Days of the Condor's Lorenzo Semple, Jr. with a rewrite by Robert Towne amidst a looming Writer's Guild of America strike. The film marks the second entry in director Alan J. Pakula's "Paranoia Trilogy" that started with Klute and ended with All the President Men. Although The Parallax View received mix reviews upon it initial release, today it is generally considered a classic of its genre that reflects America in the 1970s and the worst fears many had about its political system during that turbulent moment in the nation's history. Although the film does deal with political assassinations and conspiracy, it also provides a powerful meditation, specifically through its infamous montage scene known as the "Parallax Test Sequence", on the U.S.'s often spoken of "loss of innocence" after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Additionally the film's cinematography by Gordon Willis and soundtrack by Michael Small have been praised as well. It is, perhaps, for this reason that The Parallax View, all these years later in 2021, received the coveted Criterion Collection treatment in a new Blu-Ray release. To coincide with this Parallax Views, which takes its name in part from this film, is offering up a three part retrospective of the classic 1970s paranoid thriller. In part two, filmmaker Alex Cox, who has directed such cult classics as Sid and Nancy, Repo Man, and Walker among many others, joins us to discuss both The Parallax View from a filmmaker's viewpoints and in relation to politics. Alex has a keen interest in the Kennedy assassination as evidenced by his book The President and the Provocateur: The Parallel Lives of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald. In addition, Alex fills us in on Dorothy Kilgallen, the journalist upon whom the Paula Prentiss character Lee Carter seems to be based as well as what he calls "elite system maintenance", political solutions for the problems facing us today, QAnon and Russiagate, and the obscure film The Mattei Affair about a non-fictional, mysterious political assassination that may have involved the oil industry.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Parallax Views on The Parallax View Pt. 1 w/ Joseph McBride, Film Historian

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2021 74:12


On this edition of Parallax Views, for a period in the 1970s a conspiracy-drenched genre known alternately as the paranoid thriller or paranoid political came into vogue. The aftermath of the political assassinations of the 1960s, which saw the violent deaths of public figures like Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., black radical Malcolm X, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and President John F. Kennedy, combined with the tumult of the Vietnam War, the Presidency of Richard Nixon, the saga of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, and the scandal of the Watergate break-in created the perfect storm for critical, bleak reassessments of the American political system that stood in stark contrast to the seeming innocence of the "Camelot years" that preceded it. Meanwhile, the collapse of the Old Hollywood studio system led to a period (often referred to as New Hollywood) of daring and creative flourishing in American cinema that produced such modern classics as Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Rider, and Midnight Cowboy among others. It was from this fertile ground that the conspiracy-drenched 1970s paranoid thriller rose to prominence. Among the classics of this particular genre are such features as Three Days of the Condor, The Boys from Brazil, The Conversation, Soylent Green, Serpico, Capricorn One, and the film that's been referred to as "The Godfather of paranoid political thrillers", The Parallax View. Following in the footsteps of 1973's Executive Action, The Parallax View dealt with questions of conspiracy as they related to political assassinations. But whereas the Burt Lancaster starring Executive Action offered a conspiratorial explanation for the JFK assassination, The Parallax View took a different approach. Although the film featured veiled references to real life matters like the Warren Commission, the death of journalist Dorothy Kilgallen, the PERMINDEX trade organization believed by New Orleans DA Jim Garrison to have played a pivotal role in the JFK assassination, and the "girl in the polka dot dress" of the RFK assassination, its characters and events are ultimately constructions of its makers imaginations. In other words, The Parallax View is a fictional exploration of political assassinations and the conspiracy theories that arise from them. The Parallax View stars Warren Beatty as dogged reporter Joseph Frady, who, after the fatal shooting of a presidential candidate, stumbles upon a vast conspiracy involving a shadowy organization known as the Parallax Corporation. As Frady falls deeper down the proverbial rabbit hole in his search for the truth he finds that the Parallax Corporation seemingly specializes in the recruitment of assassins for highly-valued hits on political leaders. Will Frady be able to bust the story wide open by staying one-step ahead of the Parallax Corporation? Or is the Parallax Corporation already one step ahead of him? Based on the novel of the same name by Lorenzo Singer, The Parallax View was adapted for the silver screen by David Giler and Three Days of the Condor's Lorenzo Semple, Jr. with a rewrite by Robert Towne amidst a looming Writer's Guild of America strike. The film marks the second entry in director Alan J. Pakula's "Paranoia Trilogy" that started with Klute and ended with All the President Men. Although The Parallax View received mix reviews upon it initial release, today it is generally considered a classic of its genre that reflects America in the 1970s and the worst fears many had about its political system during that turbulent moment in the nation's history. Although the film does deal with political assassinations and conspiracy, it also provides a powerful meditation, specifically through its infamous montage scene known as the "Parallax Test Sequence", on the U.S.'s often spoken of "loss of innocence" after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Additionally the film's cinematography by Gordon Willis and soundtrack by Michael Small have been praised as well. It is, perhaps, for this reason that The Parallax View, all these years later in 2021, received the coveted Criterion Collection treatment in a new Blu-Ray release. To coincide with this Parallax Views, which takes its name in part from this film, is offering up a three part retrospective of the classic 1970s paranoid thriller. In part one, noted film historian Joseph McBride returns to the show to give his thoughts on The Parallax View as well as to discuss the film in the context of the Kennedy assassination, the Nixon Presidency and Watergate, and the rise of New Hollywood. He also offers some personal stories about The Parallax View's director Alan J. Pakula, discusses the technical aspects of the film such as the lauded cinematography done by Gordon Willis, and much, much more.

James Cameron's Titanic: Scene by Scene
Just a Precaution | Scene 22

James Cameron's Titanic: Scene by Scene

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 42:39


We're back with the scene that finally kicks off "part 2" of the movie! In this episode we discuss Titanic's Old Hollywood flair, some historical moments that were subtly interwoven, the early moments of the sinking and the general confusion surrounding it. OUR SOCIALS: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titanicscenebyscene/message

The Wardcaster Files: A True Crime Podcast
File 71: The Fatty Arbuckle Scandal and The Murder of Fred Oesterreich

The Wardcaster Files: A True Crime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 64:24


Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was an accomplished silent film actor, director, and screenwriter when a scandal involving the death of an up-and-coming movie starlet derailed his career in 1921. Just a year later, the murder of wealthy textile manufacturer, Fred Oesterreich exposed a bizarre love affair between his wife and a man dubbed The Bat Man. This week we cover two cases linked to Old Hollywood. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25398556)

Forgotten Hollywood
Episode 1- Welcome to Forgotten Hollywood

Forgotten Hollywood

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 2:42


Host Doug Hess introduced this new podcast on Old Hollywood to you the listeners!

One Page More!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

One Page More!

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 64:57


Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid. A tawdry tale! Our favorite kind

Batman: The Animated Podcast
78. Mudslide - Luke Mears

Batman: The Animated Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 56:01


Clayface returns in Mudslide! I chat with Patreon supporter and fan of the show Luke Mears about his childhood fear of Clayface, the influence of Old Hollywood on Batman: The Animated Series, and how England is cartoonishly portrayed when Alfred visits at the end of the series. Sponsored by Affordable Cliffside Labs!Rate, Review, Subscribe, tell a friend.Follow: @BTASpodcast on twitter and instagram.Support the show on Patreon, updated tiers for 2021!

Down the Yellow Brick Pod
BONUS: Valentine's Day in Oz with Special Guests!

Down the Yellow Brick Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 76:15


After a winter hibernation, Tara and EmKay are BACK with a special bonus episode before Season 2 begins later this month. In honor of Valentine's Day, they are joined by two fellow Oz lovers, their partners, Patrick and Jimmy! The group shares their individual memories of Oz, their experience reading the book now, share theories, and make deeper connections to today's world. Hijinks ensue.Show Notes:The Good Lord BirdDorothy- This Side of the Rainbow by Vincent BegleyInstagram: @downtheyellowbrickpod#DownTheYBPTara: @taratagticklesEmKay: @emshrayOriginal music by Shane Chapman

More Like This
Spotlight on Mank - featuring Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Erik Messerschmidt & more

More Like This

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 50:29


More Like This gets the Mank treatment! In this very special episode, Krista takes us behind the scenes of David Fincher’s Mank, sharing interviews with key members of the creative team. Composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross talk about the power of storytelling through music, how they pulled inspiration from composers of the past, and how pandemic restrictions forced them to record a 70-piece orchestra one instrument at a time; set decorator Jan Pascale demonstrates how the smallest details make the biggest impact; cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt details how he combined classic and modern techniques to transport a 21st century audience back in time; and editor Kirk Baxter explains why David Fincher once called him 50% blacksmith and 50% poet. Enjoy this deep dive into the process of making movie magic with film collaborators at the top of their game, and be sure to see their work in Mank, now streaming on Netflix.

I Hate Your Taste in Movies
Singin' in the Rain

I Hate Your Taste in Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 88:38


Grab your umbrellas and get ready for a true classic! Austin shows the girls the iconic movie musical Singin' in the Rain, and they discuss the merits of Old Hollywood films and the impact on modern movie culture. Just kidding, they talk about how hot Gene Kelly is! Film: Singin' in the Rain (1952) Director: Gene Kelly • Follow us on Twitter at @ihateyourtaste and Instagram at @hateyourtastepod. You can also visit our website at https://ihateyourtasteinmovies.wordpress.comPlease rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell your friends! Theme song composed and performed by Blake Martin and Austin Lamarche.  

Have A Drink With Me
S2E14 - New Years Eve w/ Robert Ray Shafer

Have A Drink With Me

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 48:02


In this episode, Robert and I drink Seagram's VO and discuss NYE. Robert shares some stories of drinking in Old Hollywood and overseas.Follow us on social media @hadwm and check out our store shop.hadwm.com. Thanks for listening!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hadwm)

Pop Culture Happy Hour
Mank And What's Making Us Happy

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 24:00


Starring Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried, Mank captures the artistic process behind the conception and writing of Orson Welles' first movie, Citizen Kane. Director David Fincher's black-and-white ode to classic film is a story about tycoons, studio heads, addiction, creative credit, and the politics of Old Hollywood during the Great Depression.

Little Gold Men
The Old Hollywood Stories That Mank Gets Right—And What It Misses

Little Gold Men

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 70:49


A wide-ranging discussion of David Fincher's new film, plus a look at The Prom, Sound of Metal, Nomadland, and Richard's top 10 list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Top 10
The Top 10 - Movies about Old Hollywood

The Top 10

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 88:25


The latest David Fincher drops this weekend in Mank and it sparked the discussion between us here at The Top 10, hosted by John Rocha (@therochasays) and Matt Knost (@mattknost), about our favorite movies that cover Old Hollywood. We're looking for modern films that delve in to the rich past of Tinseltown. What makes your list? Let us know at the links below and thanks for supporting the show! Twitter: @toptenshow IG: @thetop10podcast Facebook: https://bit.ly/39m9Nbf Patreon: https://bit.ly/39sNb9b Merch: https://bit.ly/2WQBDtO