Aug 25, 2021

Podcasts for Classic Film Fans: August Round-up


The Atlas Obscura Podcast 
July 18, 2021 

A woman travels to Josephine Baker’s castle in France. She finds the experience so moving that she starts a business through which she helps other women have the experience. Some of them are traveling overseas for the first time. This is a deeply moving story.
The Tinsel Factory: A Film History Podcast 
July 25, 2021 

This no-frills show is a great place for those new to classic movies to start learning about the colorful characters that populated the industry in the early years of Hollywood. However, as someone who knows plenty about that time, I was entertained by this episode about Brando and Sinatra tangling on the set of Guys and Dolls (1955).
The Valley of the Dolls Podcast 
August 5, 2021 

I learned a lot in this detailed history of the making of Judy Garland’s A Star is Born (1954). The production was troubled and complex, hence the need for a part two to this episode.
Lions Towers & Shields 
July 31,2021 

This is a thoughtful discussion of the 1960 film The Apartment. I appreciated the way the guests acknowledged that Jack Lemmon’s character isn’t so much an innocent as insensitive in the way he enables the mistreatment of women to advance his career.

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