WE TALK TO THE FABULOUS DAVID SELBY ABOUT DARK SHADOWS, THE TRUTH OF MANIACAL LAUGHS, WORKING WITH BARBRA STREISAND, MEETING THE OBAMAS AND SO MUCH MORE....
What better day then Valentines Day to post my Dark Shadows crush (my crush in general) David Selby's interview. He was so great. He was charming, funny, honest and a total delight, can you tell I love him..HA!! We talked Dark Shadows and his pals, being married as a sex symbol, the truth behind maniacal laughs and lots more. WE also talked about the movies he did and what is was like working with Barbra Streisand, legendary director George Cukor on the film Rich And Famous and how great Candace Bergan and Jaqueline Bissett were to work with. We got to Falcon Crest and discussed the wonderful Jane Wyman. We also talked about the guest stars that were on the show..Mel Ferrer, Cesar Romero, and a bevy of classic movie goddesses. Kim Novack was a sweetie, his character had an affair with Gina Lolabrigida..OOH LAH LAH...Lana Turner was not Jane Wymans favorite gal, I don't think they ran with the same crowd and lots more. We talked about him being on The Waltons and being the ONLY man other then John Walton to give Livvy a romantic kiss. Check Davids IMDB page if you want to be impressed. He's done so many great things and is still working. Lots of Theatre as well. He talked about how delightful President Obama and Michelle were when he met them. I could have talked to David for hours. I want to do a ten episode podcast titled David Selby Speaks. He is endlessly fascinating and would never be boring..
Thanks so much to David for kindly agreeing to come on our show. Truly if you love him already, you'll love him more.
Thanks so much to our listeners. We really appreciate you so much.
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Donnie and I speak to our friend Joe Montaperto. We talk about lots of stuff. Joes two already published books, The Edge Of Whiteness And Lovely Chaos. Both books are great. He also told us about his just finished his new book Nobody Gets Out Of Catering Alive... It sounds like a fun read. Joe was rather curmudgeonly, definitely the guy that tells kids "GET OUTTA MY YARD!!" WE also discussed his trips to the Philippines to visit his lovely girlfriend Rose. Last year he told Rose that she was getting plump so she snuck outside to eat a bag a potato chips. Joe caught her. His next visit Rose was emancipated and chomped her chips right in Joes face..GO ROSE GO!! He also describes the poverty in the country and lots more stuff. We had a lot of fun, just us three pals! Joe has a calendar and noted it was a year to the day we interviewed him for The Groovy Podcast. Donnie coined the word that it was our friendaversary!! We cheers with coors light. Very classy..HA!! Its a fun show with three pals.
Thanks to our curmudgeonly friend Joe Montaperto. He was fun, lively and interesting as always.
Thanks most of all to our listeners. Who loves ya Baby?? WE DO!
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True Tales Of Tinseltown: I SPEAK TO THE LOVELY ALEXIS HUNTER ABOUT HER BOOK JOI LANSING...A BODY TO DIE FOR..A LOVE STORY...REALLY GOOD INTERVIEW.
When I first talked to Alexis Hunter I could not place who Joi Lansing was..Then I went to IMDB and was AH HAA!!! She was in movies and lots of TV. I personally remember her in Marriage Go Round starring Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. I also remembered seeing her on The Beverly Hillbillies playing Gladys Platt. She did so much more. She was a gorgeous blonde bombshell. Alex wrote her book Joi Lansing...A Body To Die For..A Love Story. What a book. I highly recommend it. Its about the last three years of Jois life. Alex and Joi were inseparable. It has laughs, great stories, Jois despair at growing older and getting no more parts and ultimately tragedy as Joi lost her life at age 43 of cancer. Alex was with her through it all. Because being in a lesbian relationship would have been a career ender for Joi, they called Alex Rachel and she was introduced as Jois kid sister. You can buy the book at amazon.com. Just check out her reviews. ALL FIVE STARS. We also talked how it should be a movie and who Alex thought should play them. Alex is a fantastic woman and I now proudly call her my friend. This is a really good interview. Alex was honest and very warm and funny.
I want to thank Alex for being on my show and being my friend.
Mostly thanks to the listeners. There are so many great shows I have lined up.
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WE TALK TO MY CO HOST OF THE BROADS WAY MICHELLE..... WE ALSO TALKED TO A REAL SWEETIE, CHRIS BOHINSKI (Boh the Smile Guy) HE IS HOST, CREATOR AND PRODUCER OF NYC SMILE FOR ME.. GET OUT YOUR TOOTH WHITENER AND SMILE..
Donnie and I talked to my podcast co host of THE BROADS WAY, Michelle Zunter. We did a little broad talk and asked Donnie to come on the show. He said sure...HA! WE also talked to a real sweetie NYC Smile 4 Me's mission is to spread happiness, positivity, and joy by chronicling Boh the Smile Guy asking the same 4-word question to everyone he meets,“What makes you smile?” Share your #SmileStory with Boh the Smile Guy and visit NYCSmile4Me.com today. What made me smile was Chris and my dreamboat Donnie..Also getting dressed up in Bird watching togs. Donnie smiles at me and life in general. Get out that tooth brightener and SMILE!!!
Thanks to Michelle and Chris. They were both fab.
Mostly thanks to our listeners. We so appreciate you listening..
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MY GUEST IS JOHN O’DOWD THE AUTHOR OF KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE :THE BARBARA PAYTON STORY. WE DISCUSS HER INCREDIBLY TRAGIC LIFE HER ALMOST STARDOM TO HER DESCENT TO SKID ROW……
Author John O'Dowd and I discussed his book on Barbara Payton. What a sad tale. He talked from her childhood, to almost stardom and her tragic last years as a prostitute on Skid Row. We talked about her love/lust triangle with Franchot Tone and Tom Neal. John had the cooperation of Barbara's family, her sister in law that just died last week and Barbaras son John Lee Payton. J.L.P wrote the foreword for the book. My heart broke for him. What a childhood he had. He holds no bitterness towards his mom and remembers many of the good times he had with her. He also had some horrible times as well. Her life was not pretty and she brought it all on herself but you can't help feeling something after you read this book. Its not candy coated.You may feel loathing, anger and hopefully sad for this tragic soul. She had it all and threw it all away. If you haven't read the book I highly recommend it.
Thanks so much to John O'Dowd. My fingers are crossed that this time a movie will be made about Barbara. HBO should snap it up. It should be three parter as 90 minutes or two hours is not enough to do her story justice.
Thanks to the listeners. I'm hoping I'm getting some new ones. There are lots of great guests and topics ahead.
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John wanted me to correct that when the family moved to Odessa Texas John said they bought a trailor court rather then a mobile court.
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I TALK TO AUTHOR PATRICK C BYRNE ABOUT HIS BOOK DOUBLE ENTENDRE..THE PARALLEL LIVES OF MAE WEST AND RAE BOURBON.. FUN PODCAST...
I talked to Author Patrick C Byrne about his book Double Entendre: The Parallel Lives Of Mae West and Rae Bourbon. I had never heard of Rae Bourbon before Patrick contacted me. He was a fascinating guy, he was a female impersonator and was called The Lenny Bruce of Drag Queens. Rae was pretty outrageous in his day and his performances were raided by police many times. We talk his alleged sex change and his very tragic demise. Get to know Rae, what a character. What can I say about Mae. She was ahead of her time. Wrote a play called Sex and it was raided by the coppers as well. We talk her coming to Hollywood, her love life, her fascination with muscle men and lots more. I remember seeing Mae as a very young girl on some program when she was old Mae. She scared me. The plastic surgery, the hairpieces, the ancient white formal evening dress. Mae was very health conscious but did love her bon bons. We talked her later films, Sextette and Myra Beckingridge and wondered if Mae still thought she was the hot tamale she was in her youth. All in all it was a fun show. Patrick was a great guest.
Thanks so much to Patrick for coming on the show...Finally.. We had tons of mishaps along the way but it was worth the wait. Patrick was fabu. The book is a great read!
Mostly thanks to the listeners. I will hopefully have my new website up for True Stories Of Tinseltown on Monday. I will also be posting the show Donnie and I did Monday. Lots of editing. EEEK!
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ITS OUR BIG OLD FIRST HOLIDAY SHOW EVER. WE SPEAK TO SANTA AND ASK HARD HITTING QUESTIONS..SANTA RULED..WE ALSO HAD THE LOVELY KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT AND PETER ANTHONY HOLDER AKA PAH....Fun Show!!....December 21, 2017
Donnie and I had major tech difficulties for a half an hour. We had limited time and had to get to our fab guests. Santa was honest and open. A real champ. Unfortunately we had only a little time with him but he was incredibly swell. WE also talked to PAH AKA Peter Anthony Holder author of Great Conversations:My interviews with two men on the moon and a galaxy of stars. He gave us tips on how to reach Santa and get a letter back. KOOBEE...You can hear him on the stuph files..We also had TWO KATHIS. One was a shocker. It was my bestfriend from MA since we were kids. She went along with us not knowing a thing. Thanks my bff, you are da best..I got the right Right Kathi, Kathryn leigh Scott and we discussed the holidays,her book Now With You...Now Without and her cover on the magazine Arthritis Today. We tried to call our cannibus pal Warren Bobrow but he was not ho ho home.
We want to thank Santa, The Lovely Kathryn Leigh Scott, Peter Anthony Holder and especially Nolan Hines. You were Fabulous!!
Donnie and I have some really fun guests lined up for 2018. Thanks for coming on our journey. The best is yet to come.
We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy Healthy 2018!!
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NO DONNIE OR DANNY EITHER. IT WAS JUST GRACE AND HER NOT SELF PROCLAIMED CZAR OF NOIR CRUSH EDDIE MULLER FROM TCM'S NOIR ALLEY. WE TALKED ABOUT ALL THINGS NOIR AND HIGH-WATERS TOO..FLIRT ALERT........
I had a great time speaking to my crush Eddie Muller from TCM'S Noir Alley. He is also the founder and president of The Film Noir Foundation. Eddie was fun, smart and hubba hubba. We talked about dames, the blacklist, cool people he interviewed, noir films, his books and Hitchcock Noir or No. He told me he is not the SELF proclaimed Czar Of Noir, someone else named him that and it stuck. He also talked about meeting Robert Osborne who was my comfort man from TCM, my comfort channel. I learned he named a character in a story WANDA...WANDA?? We even talked high-waters. I flirted like a tomato and/or dame (bad me) and Eddie was swell throughout. It really is a fun listen. I loved Eddie, see..You will too.
I want to thank Eddie for being a swell guy and coming on the show. I could have talked to him for hours. I'm still crushing on him big time..
I also want to send out big thanks to TCM and Taryn Stansbury for kindly agreeing to the Eddie interview. Its not my favorite channel for nothing..They are the BEST!!!
Most of all thanks to our listeners. We so appreciate you all. Lots of great guests coming up in the new year. Plus New Classic Movie podcast is coming in near future.
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WE WELCOMED MIXOLOGIST WARREN BOBROW. HE BROUGHT IN CANNIBUS INFUSED RUM SO DONNIE AND I BEING THE BRAVE SOULS TESTED IT...WE LEARNED A LOT..FUN EPISODE
We had a very mellow evening talking to the very interesting Warren Bobrow. I don't smoke weed. It can make me very paranoid so I really have not smoked a joint since my early twenties. Alcohol has always been my drug of choice. Rumor has it that Donnie partakes every now and then. Luckily Warren infused rum with the wacky weed. Donnie and I were good sports and begrudgingly (HA!) tasted the drinks. WE had it with OJ and the cups we drank out of were about shot sizes. Warren said its basically one an hour or you would be wasted up the wazoo. Donnie and I had two shots. I have to say we were very mellow. All three of us. I got up to try to find a plug for my cheap and very groovy strobe light. It was like wow. Warren is a really interesting guy and you will really enjoy him.I'll post you to all things Warren so if you want to buy one of his six books or learn more about him you can.
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Thanks to Warren for being a fun and interesting guest.
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WE SPEAK TO THE LOVELY KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT ABOUT DARK SHADOWS, MANIACAL SCREAMS AND MUCH MORE. ALSO HER NEW BOOK
e had lots of fun with the lovely Kathryn Leigh Scott about her thoughts on Dark Shadows. Her Maggie/Josette dynamic. We talked about the great maniacal screams, the real reason 'POP' got canned. The bloopers that were never cut out, Joan Bennett and who Kathryns best friend on Dark Shadows was. Plus lots more. There just may be a special cruise coming up. I'm in.
We also discussed her many books and her most recent book WithYou..Now without you. She describes how fate brought she and her husband together, also her husbands illness and eventual death, how lonely it can be for caregivers of their loved ones, being alone after twenty years and eventually going back to live her life. Its a great read. Kathryn writes in a way thats so relatable. Its like reading something from a dear friend. She talks about her wonderful mentor that would always say "If not now, when" I wish Kathryn was my mentor.
We want to thank Kathryn for coming on our show. We want her back on soon.. So many things we did not get to.
Mostly thanks to our listeners. You are the best. We have some amazing guests coming up. Stay tuned.
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Donnie is a Broadway Baby. Was the original pin ball wizard and originated Jersey Boys role on Broadway then in the movie. He was a ballet dancer that looked fab in his tights. He is multi talented and now he takes on the final frontier..podcaster. He used to have a mullet.