I enjoyed a nice variety of shows this month, though you could call those last two episodes a child star double feature. All episode titles link to the show:
January 28, 2022
Dana Stevens, the author of a new book about Buster Keaton, has a lot of interesting things to say about the comedian’s love for doing television and the high points of his late career. Farran Nehme also shares insightful comments about the pre-code actresses featured in a series she programmed for MoMA. Black History for White People
February 22, 2022
This is a fascinating history of Sidney Poitier. The hosts are amazingly in sync and full of empathy and great insights. I’m even more astounded by what this remarkable actor accomplished now that I know his roots. The Industry
March 15, 2022
I was thoroughly charmed by this interview with Steven Warner, who played the title role in the Stanley Donen musical The Little Prince (1974) when he was seven-years-old. Fortunately his time on the production is a happy story, though the film would ultimately do poorly at the box office. It’s an intriguing flick though and it was interesting to learn how it all came together.
February 25, 2022
Karen Dotrice (Mary Poppins , The Gnome-Mobile ) is a riot in this interview with Leonard and Jessie. She shares sweet memories of how Walt Disney treated her with fatherly regard and spoke to her like she was an adult. Dotrice is also kind, but honest about the troubles her co-star in her two most famous films, Matthew Garber caused on the set and how he struggled later in life.