May 28, 2021

Podcasts for Classic Film Fans: May Round-up


Ticklish Business 
April 21, 2021 

This is a great interview with Kym Karath, most famous for playing Greta, the youngest VonTrapp child in The Sound of Music (1965). She shares stories about the rest of her acting career and the many stars she worked with. The story of Karath’s discovery is adorable: she was more about dolls than acting, but being a movie star was okay too. 

Speeding Bullitt: The Life and Films of Steve McQueen 
April 22, 2021 

After reading the new Norman Jewison bio., I was curious to learn more about the production of The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). This episode filled in a few more holes in my knowledge about the film and had some good tidbits about a role that was at the time a big departure for Steve McQueen. 

Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast 
April 5, 2021 

TCM host Ben Mankiewicz talks about his remarkable family, hosting for a classic film network, and the many famous people he has met in this fascinating conversation. 

You Must Remember This 
May 3, 2021 

Karina Longworth returns with a typically well-researched and beautifully told story with lots of great details and surprises. This time it’s about classic Hollywood’s most successful and feared gossip columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons. I like Longworth’s delivery a little more this time around; it seems more natural. While I didn't like the extent to which many criticized her more mannered way of speaking in previous seasons, I do find her more pleasant to listen to now. 

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