The first episode of my new interview podcast Watching Classic Movies is now available!
This is one of five weekly episodes in my inaugural summer season. I loved chatting with my first guest, Christina Rice:
There’s more to the actress Jane Russell than those “two things” they announced in the ads for her films. Writer, librarian and archivist Christina Rice can tell you all about it. Her first biography, Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel was a passion project. When her publisher suggested Russell as a follow up, she had to think about whether she wanted to write about this star about whom she knew so little. We are fortunate that she went for it, because her book Mean...Moody… Magnificent: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend is just as fascinating and addictive as her debut. We talked about her life, her career, and her must-see films.
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Recommended movies discussed:
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
The Tall Men (1955)
His Kind of Woman (1951)
Cauliflower Cupids (1970)
Fate is the Hunter (1964)
The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)
The Yellow Rose (TV) (1984)
Stay tuned for a fabulous new guest on Wednesday, 7/28!