TRUE STORIES OF TINSELTOWN: MY GUEST IS JOHN O'DOWD THE AUTHOR OF KIss tomorrow goodbye:THE BARBARA PAYTON STORY. WE DISCUSS HER INCREDIBLY TRAGIC LIFE FROM YOUNG GIRL, BLOWING HER CHANCE AT STARDOM AND HER INCREDIBLE FALL TO SKID ROW. ITS VERY
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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ITS JUST THE BROADS TALKING ABOUT AZIZ ANSARI: BAD DATE OR SEXUAL ASSAULT. WE ALSO TALKED HAWAIIS NUCLEAR ATTACK FALSE ALARM, HORRIFIC PARENTS THAT LOCKED UP THEIR 13 CHILDREN AND MORE....
Its just us two broads sitting around on opposite sides of the country yakking. We talked about Aziz Ansari and what constitutes sexual assault. Its a very slippery slope. We also talked a bit about the vile parents of 13 children that kept them chained and locked up in their home. The oldest was 29!!! They got out thanks to a 17 year old girl that went to the police. She was so malnourished that they thought she was TEN!! We talk about the horrifying scare Hawaii had for 38 minutes thinking they were going to be nuked. Also the CVS chain was now going to be showing unretouched photos on their beauty products. Way to go CVS!!! and lots more. So sit back and listen with a glass of vino or a cup of java and enjoy the show!
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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...Uncategorized
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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We talked to Marla Khan-Schwartz about her time in an emotionally abusive relationship. She was very honest and open. Michelle could really relate because of her past relationship. We talk losing friends because of the relationship and things you really should not ask after someone has the courage to leave a relationship that was abusive. We also discussed Marlas almost 5 year anniversary of being cancer free. How you always are aware it can come back and being afraid of an ache or pain meaning its spread. In the meantime we were so happy for her to get to that amazing milestone.
On a kind of selfish side Michelle and I were beyond thrilled when we heard Marla had told a friend what podcast she was going on and her friend knew us and was trying to get another friend to listen to us!!! That made our day..that made our week..HA!! Its a very informative podcast so grab a cup of coffee or glass of vino and have a listen.
Thanks so much to Marla for being such a fabulous guest. She has a new blog and facebook page so we are looking forward to reading more of her stuff..
Mostly thanks to or audience for listening, we so appreciate you all. PS shout out to Marlas friend in Minneapolis..WE LOVE YOU!!
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CHANGES, yes indeed. We changed from the year 2017, into 2018 and wonder what is in store. We never can be sure. We talk about our holidays, Michelle's anniversary jaunt to Las Vegas with hubby. She tells about her husband turning into an Elevator Hulk after a few drinks. I'm surprised SWAT teams were not called. HA! We talk charity and her stepsons rule for the homeless..We talk my sisters mad pie fever. PIES PIES PIES!!! We also count our many blessings. Basically, we just wanted to touch base and wish our listeners a Fabulous HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2018!!
Thanks for listening in 2017, we have some great stuff coming up in 2018. Stay Tuned!!
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its our big old first holiday show ever. WE speak to Santa and Ask hard hitting questions..Santa ruled..Also The Lovely Kathryn Leigh Scott And Peter Anthony Holder Joined us as well......
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...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 Kathy, Kathryn Leigh Scott and we discussed the holidays, her book Now With You...Now Without.. and her cover on the magazine Arthritis Today. Kathryn was totally delightful. We tried to call our cannibus pal Warren Bobrow but he was not ho ho home.
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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ON OUR BIG OLD 50th ShOW WE TALK TO ANABELLE BERNARD FOURNIER ON HER PAPER IS THERE REALLY SUCH A THING AS SEX ADDICTION OR ARE THEY JUST REALLY HORNY PEOPLE MAKING BAD DECISIONS…..
For our big 5 0 we had as our guest the fabulous writer and blogger Ani Bernard Fournier. WE discussed her paper discussing Is Sex Addiction Really A Thing Or Are They Really Horny People Making Bad Decisions. WE love Ani's titles. Ani was our first guest and the only guest thats been on three times. She's always great and makes you think. We also talked about how women that enjoyed sex were called nymphomaniacs and sometimes sent to Mental Institutions to change their bad women ways..We talked #metoo, The Alabama election that kept Perv Roy Moore out of office. The charge was led by black women voters. Go Ladies. The majority of white women voted for Roy Moore.
I tried to get romantic with MY Belle for our fiftieth but she was having none of it. HA!!
Its a really good listen.
Much thanks to Ani for celebrating our fiftieth with us. She was fabulous as ever.
Most thanks go to you our listeners. Thanks so much for following our adventure. We strive to be better. We will have more fabulous guests on in 2018!
We also want to wish you all Happy holidays in whatever way you celebrate (Or don't). Most importantly A Happy Healthy 2018 to you and your loved ones.
Michelle and Grace
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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..
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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The Broads Way: We talk to anne pennington grunsted on is there really no place like home for the holidays, holiday stress, ho ho Ho or Bah Humbug..
We talk to writer Anne Pennington Grunsted on why its OK not to go home for the holidays. Must we go to in laws, buy gifts, get coldsores, see people that are blood but not really family. Is it really The Most Wonderful Funderful Time Of The Year. Also finding out that saying Merry Christmas was now OK because Donald Trump said so. Anne tells us about the most beautiful gift her mom gave to her while her mom was dying. We talk some current events as well.
Grab a cup of java or a glass of vino and join us in discussing Holiday cheer or jeer.. This is episode 48 WOOOT WOOT.
Thanks so much to Anne for being such a great guest. She was fun, honest and smart. Our favorite broad combo.
Mostly thanks to you, our listeners. We love youse all!!
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WE SPEAK TO THE LOVELY KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT ABOUT DARK SHADOWS, MANIACAL SCREAMS AND MUCH MORE. ALSO HER NEW BOOKs November 29, 2017
We had such a great time 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 was Kathryns closet friend on Dark Shadows. 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, keeping a diary as his caregiver. 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.
We want to thank Kathryn for coming on our show. I want her back 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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