My Brother Bill died This past sunday. I am heartbroken. He was my only big bro, only bro. I will miss him and love him until i die..
My big Brother Bill died this past Sunday. I loved him very much. I was very sad that I could not be with him when he died. He was in Montana and I'm in NYC. I was so lucky to be able to fly out and see him before he died.
My brother had many demons, living was not easy for him so I'm very glad he is out of his suffering physically and mentally. I have no idea if theres anything else after we die. All I Know is I hope he is at peace.
My brother loved me, he loved his family, even when a couple of his siblings turned their back on him. No, Bill was not easy. I had to let him go, but kept in touch enough for him to know that somebody loved him very much, especially after my mom died. I get angry at the hypocrisy of some of my siblings for a brother they did not particularly like Had they taken the time to get. to know the real Bill maybe they would have had compassion, empathy.
My brother loved pizza, the 1950 version of Scrooge starring Alistair Sims ( the best one) and It's A Wonderful Life. WE both cried at the end of All Quiet On The Western Front. He loved reading. He would read books about metaphysics and philosophy. He loved The Twilight Zone. He loved all animals and they loved him. I'd love to hear what he'd have to say about the state of our country. He was funny, bright and tortured. He adored his daughter Angela. She was his pride and joy. She is such a wonderful kind and sensitive person.
My dear brother, I hope you are at peace. I will miss you and love you until the day I die.
Your baby sister,
MY GUEST WAS THE VERY COOL KATHY GARVER, MY BUD POSEIDON WAS MY COHOST, WE TALKED CLASSIC MOVIES AND UNCLE BEEYOOO....
I had my dear pal Poseidon from the very funny blog Poseidons Underground as my co-host. We were delighted to have the very busy Kathy Garver, best known as Cissy in Family Affair. Kathy started acting at three years old. She was in some pretty big flicks. She was the double for Pearl, the adorable tyke being menaced by one of my dreamboats Robert Mitchum In Night Of The Hunter Kathy was in the boat scene when they are floating away from their moms murderer and their fiendish stepfather. She told us about her memories of Robert Mitchum, Charles Laughton, who directed this film and never directed again. Also we head what a sweetie Lillian Gish was. It was not well received at the time but today it is considered a great film and that Charles Laughton did a great job. The cinematography
was amazing. Then she told us about her scene in The Bad Seed she did with Shelley Fabares calling Rhoda (Patty McCormick) a murderer. The scene got cut. She was devastated and her mom wisely told her the scene was too good and they did not want them upstaging Rhoda. It worked. After The Bad Seed she played a slave girl in The Ten Commandments and told us about the actors there. We finally got To Family Affair. WE talked Brian Keith AKA as Uncle Beeeyooooo. Sebastian Cabot and the adorable cherubs Buffy and Jody. Poseidon told us he does not write sad stuff but did for Family Affair. We talked the amazing guest stars, Ida Lupino, Myrna Loy (who Knew) and Heather Angel as Mr French's veddy english nanny Miss Haverstraw. I taled to Poseidon on an earlier podcast that the saddest major fiml actor on one of the shows was Dana Andrews. He appeared as a Friend of Beeyooooo and they moppets found out he was in the slammer for a bit for stealing money from his company. The horror part was Buffy and Jody decide to hide their piggy banks from Dana, the thief..Poor Dana had to watch these two kids talking about him as they hide their piggy banks. His face..
Kathy had to leave us after a half an hour so Poseidon and I talked more about some of these things.Also my love for David Selby. Rumors etc..
I want to thank Kathy Garver for taking time out of her busy squedule to come on the show.
My dear Poseidon for being a great co-host.
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I TALK TO LEAH WILLIAMS FROM HER GREAT BLOG “CARY GRANT WON”T EAT YOU”. WE TALK CAD STEVEN DALLAS, DREAMY DIMPLED WILLIAM POWELL AND ANN BAXTER IN BLUE GARDENIA ACTING SO GUILTY .
I had a great time talking to Leah Williams from the blog Cary Grant Won't EAT YOU.. I love that title. I had read a post she did on Villain Steven Dallas from Stella Dallas. It was a great read and made me want to punch Stevie baby even more. We also talk about Brief Encounter and ask is Dr Alec a sincere sensitive guy or a shyster that has done this kind of thing regularly, the old, my friend lets me use his bachelor pad ploy. Then we move onto Blue Gardenia starring Ann Baxter. Its a fun flick with Raymond Burr playing a lecherous artist. She gets dumped by her soldier boy and ends up at dinner with that swinger Raymond and gets very drunk, much to Raymonds delight. He brings her back to his bachelor pad and tries to make advances on poor Ann. Ann being drunk....but not that drunk....Fights off the brute and here comes the fireplace poker. She is the opposite of cool as a cucumber. Ann Sothern and Richard Conti also star. Theres a funny scene when Richard tosses his little black book to his friend since he won''t need it anymore. Then onto the adorably suave, cool, and very funny William Powell. We both find him to be incredibly dreamy. I'm swooning now.
Thanks so much to Leah for being my guest. It was her first podcast and she was great!! She'll be back.
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Our Michelle woke up at 5 AM this morning to do our summer early bird special. I'm getting it out today so our current events are really current. We talk Sarah Sanders being asked to leave restaurant, a fireman that just happened to be black got asked for his credentials, he was filmed and people called the police on him. All the while he is dressed in his uniform with a board and pen to examine plants, for knowlege on flammability if a wildfir were to come that way. THat made us both angry and sad. Roseannes tearful apology about her tweet on Valerie Jarret. She again blamed ambien. She also signed away any rights to the show Roseanne so the 200 plus people would not be out of work. It will now be called "The Connors" We talked about a four part documentary on amazon prime on the 25th anniversay of Lorena Bobbitt cutting off her husbands penis. We talked lots more. It was a good yak...
Thanks to our listeners for hanging in with our summer shows. We will have new and exciting guests and a true crime show every month..Hang with us.
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There are more good people then bad, although it may not seem that way right now. I believe Good will triumph over evil. I gotta believe that. We can do it..
Maybe its not the grooviest song but waking up this morning and reading the news I get sickened, my stomach is in knots. I read about intentional cruelty. Gleeful cruelty. I feel that I've aged fifty years Ayahh. With July 4th coming up we who see all the wrongs that must be righted and have to fight on. VOTE BLUE. Get the crooks and the do nothings out of office and get the peoples country back. I love my country. I do not recognize what it is now.
ITS JUST THE BROADS WITH MICHELLE SPEAKING IN HER I JUST WOKE UP SULTRY VIXEN VOICE..WE TALK FAKE BUTTS, CRUEL POLICIES AND LOTS MORE….
Its a summers broads show. Since Michelles little darling is home for summer our Michelle sets her alarm for 5 AM and does the show. What a trooper!! We talked Trumps policy separating children from their parents at the border and how both sessions and Sarah Saunders calls it biblical. Though shalt take children away from parents at the border and immediately lose the in the system. Who knew that was the 11th commandment..Also Justin Trudeau eyebrow gate, Canada is bad says The Donald, North Korea good. We talked a wee bit Kardashians and how they now influence way too many peoples lives. Michelle thought Kims big ole Fake butt was real... lots more. Sorry this got out so late. Bad Grace (but not really)
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Michelle and Grace
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Donnie and I had so much fun interviewing Susan Schumsky author of the book Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles' Guru...
Donnie and I had a great time with Susan Shumsky. She was so honest and funny about her times with the diminutive Guru. She was a groovy flower child in the late 60's as she made her way to Haight Ashbury to be in the free love, no shave your pits or gams time of possibilities. Susan was a seeker and when she found out about TM and after seeing the Maharishi she was hooked FOR THIRTY YEARS. I found myself pretty mad at how Maharishi treated Susan. Find out about the maharishi's incredible sense of smell, his dealings with the Beatles and Mia Farrow also how John came to write the song Sexy Sadie. Hear about Dear Prudence Farrow being the second hand rose in the Farrow/Marharishi family. She takes us on a great journey. You feel like you are their with her. Love her and Love her book!!!
Thanks so much Susan for being so honest and a good sport.
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I TALK TO AUTHOR STEPHEN MICHAEL SHEARER ABOUT HIS BIOGRAPHY OF HEDY LAMAR…SHE WAS NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL BUT AN INVENTOR……….
I talked to Stephen Michael Shearer about his biography on Hedy Lamarr titled Beautiful: The Life Of Hedy Lamarr. Its a really good read. I usually skip a page here and there but I didn't with this book. I was fascinated by her childhood, her life in Vienna, her marriage to the third richest man in Vienna and her story of her escape from him and Vienna. We talked Hedy's six marriages. None lasting or happy. Her incredible inventions and her movie career. They really did not know what to do with her.
Of course being so beautiful and aging were large in her mind. People would meet her and say" You WERE so beautiful. She soon took to getting extensive plastic surgery that was not at all flattering. She also started seeing Dr Feelgood for his amazing B vitamin shots (actually meth) She started acting erratically. She shoplifted, and then she moved to Florida and became a recluse, not even letting her children see her. In 1997 she was finally lauded for her inventions. She never got a penny from them.
This is a very extensive look into Hedy's life. You can also see Stephen on the new Hedy Movie Bombshell. Its available on Netflix.
I want to thank Stephen for being such a great guest. I'm looking forward to talking g to him about other women he wrote about; Gloria Swanson and his friend Patricia Neal.
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I TALK TO ACTOR, AUTHOR, ARTIST AND PLAYWRITE RICK LENZ... HE HAD SUCH GREAT STORIES ON CLASSIC MOVIE STARS
I had such a great time talking to Rick Lenz. We discussed his memoir North Of Hollywood:An Actors Stumbling Baby Steps Toward Kindness And Peace.. Its a great read. He talked about his life and all the amazing people he worked with. He talks those Feuding Gabor Sisters and the experiences while doing Arsenic And Old Lace. He has stories on Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Lauren Bacall. He told a very funny one involving Laurens husband at the time Jason Robards. We get some scoops about Jackie Gleason, Richard Boone , Jaqueline Bisset, and so many more. He tells us about his proximity to a future Ax Murderer and playing pool with an unbeknownst to him serial murderer in a leather jacket. He got lots of hate mail for taking The Bionic Woman away from Steve Austin, The Million Dollar Man..He tells us if he is a kinder gentler man that has found peace. There are too many great stories to recount. Trust me, its a fun listen..
Thanks so much to Rick. You were amazing. I would be very happy having you on again.
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