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October 22nd, 2019    

My Top Ten SpookTacular Classic Horror Movies…

October 15th, 2019    

Part 3 with William Wellman JR. Actor and son of director “Wild” Bill Wellman..We talk Rebel Wild Bill..

William Wellman was an amazing director, feisty and yes, wild. His movie Wings won the first best picture Oscar in 1927. We talk his young pilot days in WW1, his making his way to Hollywood, first doing a bit part in a silent film, then becoming an amazing director of such classics as Public Enemy, he was the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original Star Is Born (1937), Night Nurse, Heroes For Sale, which he cast his own wife as the tomboy on the road during the depression, The Ox Bow Incident, Nothing Sacred, G.I. Joe and so many more. He could direct comedies, drama, war movies and westerns. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed his films. Many were precode. He had a tempestuous love life being married 4 times before he met his fifth and final wife Dorothy. They had SEVEN kids. His Homelife was stable but Wild bill often butted heads with the studio, the producers, the actors and whoever else might have angered him. He wanted truth in his films, he achieved it. He was also fiercely loyal of his crew and would step up to the plate for them many times. Find out who his favorite actress was and a couple of the stars that shunned Bill Jr. Bill Jr tells a secret his father had held in since WW1. This was told when they revisited some of the places Wellman remembered. He retired and lived a happy family life until his death.  This is an info filled podcast of an amazing man that lived life, a bit hard at times and an amazing writer/director. 

Thanks so much to Bill for giving me his time. I highly recommend his book. It took Bill 8 years to write and its wonderful.

https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Bill-Wellman-Hollywood-Rebel/dp/0307377709/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2W87ELFJ40K54&keywords=william+wellman&qid=1570802639&s=books&sprefix=William+Wellman%2Cstripbooks%2C140&sr=1-1

Also catch the documentary tribute to his dad. I enjoyed it immensely. Many of the actors that worked with WW had lots to say. He certainly was a rebel and a character. You can catch it on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOmJq7C67U0&t=645s

Thanks to all you listeners. You are the best. 

Grace

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com
www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id1363744889

It can also be heard on youtube, Spotify, Spreaker, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are posted. 

Please follow me on my facebook page. I put new content up every day (if possible)

I'm also on Tumblr and pinterest under the same name. 

October 13th, 2019    

Season 2 Part 2 Opens with William Wellman JR. Actor and son of director “Wild” Bill Wellman..We talk Rebel Wild Bill..

Part 2 of my talk with Bill Wellman, son of William Wellman was an amazing director, feisty and yes, wild. His movie Wings won the first best picture Oscar in 1927. We talk his young pilot days in WW1, his making his way to Hollywood, first doing a bit part in a silent film, then becoming an amazing director of such classics as Public Enemy, he was the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original Star Is Born (1937), Night Nurse, Heroes For Sale, which he cast his own wife as the tomboy on the road during the depression, The Ox Bow Incident, Nothing Sacred, G.I. Joe and so many more. He could direct comedies, drama, war movies and westerns. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed his films. Many were precode. He had a tempestuous love life being married 4 times before he met his fifth and final wife Dorothy. They had SEVEN kids. His Homelife was stable but Wild bill often butted heads with the studio, the producers, the actors and whoever else might have angered him. He wanted truth in his films, he achieved it. He was also fiercely loyal of his crew and would step up to the plate for them many times. Find out who his favorite actress was and a couple of the stars that shunned Bill Jr. This is an info filled podcast of an amazing man that lived life, a bit hard at times and an amazing writer/director. 

We talk Tab Hunter, what it was like for Bill to work for his dad and so much more..

Thanks so much to Bill for giving me his time. I highly recommend his book. It took Bill 8 years to write and its wonderful.

https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Bill-Wellman-Hollywood-Rebel/dp/0307377709/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2W87ELFJ40K54&keywords=william+wellman&qid=1570802639&s=books&sprefix=William+Wellman%2Cstripbooks%2C140&sr=1-1

Also catch the documentary tribute to his dad. I enjoyed it immensely. Many of the actors that worked with WW had lots to say. He certainly was a rebel and a character. You can catch it on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOmJq7C67U0&t=645s

Thanks to all you listeners. You are the best. 

Grace

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com
www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id1363744889

It can also be heard on youtube, Spotify, Spreaker, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are posted. 

Please follow me on my facebook page. I put new content up every day (if possible)

I'm also on Tumblr and pinterest under the same name. 

October 11th, 2019    

Season 2 Opens with William Wellman JR. Actor and son of director “Wild” Bill Wellman..We talk Rebel Wild Bill..

William Wellman was an amazing director, feisty and yes, wild. His movie Wings won the first best picture Oscar in 1927. We talk his young pilot days in WW1, his making his way to Hollywood, first doing a bit part in a silent film, then becoming an amazing director of such classics as Public Enemy, he was the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original Star Is Born (1937), Night Nurse, Heroes For Sale, which he cast his own wife as the tomboy on the road during the depression, The Ox Bow Incident, Nothing Sacred, G.I. Joe and so many more. He could direct comedies, drama, war movies and westerns. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed his films. Many were precode. He had a tempestuous love life being married 4 times before he met his fifth and final wife Dorothy. They had SEVEN kids. His Homelife was stable but Wild bill often butted heads with the studio, the producers, the actors and whoever else might have angered him. He wanted truth in his films, he achieved it. He was also fiercely loyal of his crew and would step up to the plate for them many times. Find out who his favorite actress was and a couple of the stars that shunned Bill Jr. This is an info filled podcast of an amazing man that lived life, a bit hard at times and an amazing writer/director. 

 

Thanks so much to Bill for giving me his time. I highly recommend his book. It took Bill 8 years to write and its wonderful.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Bill-Wellman-Hollywood-Rebel/dp/0307377709/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2W87ELFJ40K54&keywords=william+wellman&qid=1570802639&s=books&sprefix=William+Wellman%2Cstripbooks%2C140&sr=1-1

 

Also catch the documentary tribute to his dad. I enjoyed it immensely. Many of the actors that worked with WW had lots to say. He certainly was a rebel and a character. You can catch it on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOmJq7C67U0&t=645s

 

Thanks to all you listeners. You are the best. 

 

Grace

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id1363744889

 

It can also be heard on youtube, Spotify, Spreaker, I heart radio and anywhere podcasts are posted. 

 

Please follow me on my facebook page. I put new content up every day (if possible)

 

I'm also on Tumblr and pinterest under the same name. 

 

 

 

October 6th, 2019    

Part 6 We talk Marilyn’s death and theories that are still debated today..

October 4th, 2019    

Part 5 We talk Marilyn’s death and theories that are still debated today..

 April and I finish our history of Blonde Bombshells series, with Marilyns final days, the day of her death and the various theories on how she died. Was it suicide, unintentional suicide, or murder. 

April did a two year radio panel discussion where they read numerous official papers, and much research. April believes Marilyn either committed suicide, or accidental death. Given her intensive study of this specific subject I very much respect her opinion. In a couple months I will have someone who believes her death was much more nefarious than April. I know the two sides are equally adamant. AS I said I respect all of Aprils opinions because of all her intensive research. All I know is that Marilyn was the bombshells of all bombshells. She had charisma and a radiance that jumped off the screen. Men, loved her , so did women. She was beautiful and lonely. Men used her. However she  died, she left this world way too soon. 

Thanks so much to April for doing this series with me. She is so great.

 

Thanks mostly to the listeners. I hope you enjoyed the summer series. 

 

Grace

 

April

 

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Goodnight Marilyn Radio:The Investigation. The Life.The Movie

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Great guests coming up for Season 2..

William Wellman Jr

Chris Costello

Eddie Muller

 

September 21st, 2019    

Part 4 Our Final Blonde Bombshell Is Marilyn Monroe. We talk Marilyn 1955 til 1962.

April VeVea and I on our last but not least blonde shell Marilyn Monroe. In the episodes 3 and 4 we discuss Marilyn from 1955 until 1962. We talk her miscarriages, her marriage to Arthur Miller, Her disastrous filming of The Prince And The Showgirl. Her most successful film Some Like It Hot, and the filming of her last completed film The Misfits. Marilyns trip to a mental institution and so much more. 

Thanks so much to April

Mostly thanks to you all that listen. Great guests coming up when season 2 begins in two weeks. 

Grace

April VeVea

www.classicblondes.com

twitter@aprilVevea

This podcast 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id1363744889

Also spotify, youtube, listen notes and anywhere podcasts are posted.
Please follow me on facebook. I post new content every day (or mostly.)

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September 19th, 2019    

Part 3 Of Marilyn Monroe The last Blonde bombshell Of The Series..

April VeVea and I on our last but not least blonde shell Marilyn Monroe. In the episodes 3 and 4 we discuss Marilyn from 1955 until 1962. We talk her miscarriages, her marriage to Arthur Miller, Her disastrous filming of The Prince And The Showgirl. Her most successful film Some Like It Hot, and the filming of her last completed film The Misfits. Marilyns trip to a mental institution and so much more. 

Thanks so much to April

Mostly thanks to you all that listen. Great guests coming up when season 2 begins in two weeks. 

Grace

 

April VeVea

www.classicblondes.com

 

twitter@aprilVevea

 

This podcast 

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id1363744889

 

Also spotify, youtube, listen notes and anywhere podcasts are posted.

Please follow me on facebook. I post new content every day (or mostly.)

 

facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown

 

September 13th, 2019    

Part 2 Of part 1 The History of blonde bombshell ends with 3 part podcasts on Marilyn Monroe. Part 2 of part 1 She was the bombshell of bombshells. So fascinating, so tragic.

Part 2  of part 1

My guest April VeVea talk Marilyn from her early years as Norma Jean to becoming Marilyn Monroe. We go up to 1956. In next installment will be 1956 until 1962, the finale will be the days before Marilyns death, her death and the questions that still linger. We will discuss the different theories that are out there. 

This podcast is about Marilyns sad childhood to her quest for stardom and her eventual superstardom. We talk her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, her career, the films she did and her search for more. Marilyn is such a fascinating woman. We talked a lot. We hope you enjoy it. 

Thanks so much to April VeVea for doing the series with me. She is so great. 

Mostly thanks to the listeners. You are the best. please pass the word to other classic movie fans. I have so many great guests coming up.

Grace

April

www.classicblondes.com
 twitter@April VeVea. 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com
www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id1363744889

please follow my facebook page. I put new content up every day. 
www.facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown

You can also listen on spotify, Spreaker, listen notes, youtube, and anywhere podcasts are posted

September 12th, 2019    

The History of blonde bombshell ends with 6 part podcasts on Marilyn Monroe. She was the bombshell of bombshells. So fascinating, so tragic.

My guest April VeVea and I talk Marilyn from her early years as Norma Jean to becoming Marilyn Monroe. We go up to 1956. In next installment will be 1956 until 1962, the finale will be the days before Marilyns death, her death and the questions that still linger. We will discuss the different theories that are out there. 

 

This podcast is about Marilyns sad childhood to her quest for stardom and her eventual superstardom. We talk her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, her career, the films she did and her search for more. Marilyn is such a fascinating woman. We talked a lot. We hope you enjoy it. 

 

Thanks so much to April VeVea for doing the series with me. She is so great. 

 

Mostly thanks to the listeners. You are the best. please pass the word to other classic movie fans. I have so many great guests coming up.

 

Grace

 

April

 

www.classicblondes.com

 twitter@April VeVea. 

 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.podbean.com

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id1363744889

 

please follow my facebook page. I put new content up every day. 

www.facebook.com/truestoriesoftinseltown

 

You can also listen on spotify, Spreaker, listen notes, youtube, and anywhere podcasts are posted

 

 

 

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