Jan 18, 2018

Episode #36: West Side Story (1961)

My year-long Centennial Celebration kicks off with a two-episode look at composer Leonard Bernstein.

 

Guest Kaci Kielmar joins me to start things off with a look at Sharks, Jets and brownface in the Bernstein-composed musical adaptation, West Side Story

 

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NEXT TIME: Our Bernstein tribute continues with a look at the only score he created for a film, 1954's On the Waterfront.

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Jan 5, 2018

Episode #35: Classic Film Discoveries of 2017

Guest Diana Bosch joins me as we share the classic films we each discovered in 2017.

Want to support the podcast? Consider leaving an iTunes rating and review or becoming a Patron via Patreon. Right now Patrons can vote on which centennial star I'll be honoring in February. 

NEXT TIME: Ticklish Business' year-long Centennial Celebration kicks off with a tribute to composer Leonard Bernstein and 1961's West Side Story.

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Dec 29, 2017

Episode #34: The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

A belated Christmas gift sees my Walt Sent Me cohost Todd Liebenow join me in a special crossover episode as we discuss Cary Grant in 1947's The Bishop's Wife.

If you want to hear our thoughts on The Bishop's Wife's 1995 remake, The Preacher's Wife you can find it by listening to Walt Sent Me

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NEXT TIME: Diana Bosch joins me to discuss our classic film discoveries of 2017!

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Dec 21, 2017

Episode #33: Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Podcaster Lauren Humphries-Brooks joins me as we talk Barbara Stanwyck, feminism and whether Dennis Morgan is good in the 1945 romantic drama Christmas in Connecticut

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NEXT TIME: The final Christmas episode of the year sees Todd Liebenow join me to talk about the 1947 drama The Bishop's Wife.

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Dec 14, 2017

Episode #32: Miracle on 34th Street (1947/1994)

It's Christmas at Ticklish Business and our first episode sees guest Howard Casner and I compare and contrast the 1947 George Seaton feature, Miracle on 34th Street, with the 1994 remake.

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NEXT TIME: Lauren Humphries-Brooks joins me as we visit Barbara Stanwyck for a Christmas in Connecticut (1944).

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Nov 1, 2017

Episode #31: House on Haunted Hill (1959)

How appropriate that our 31st episode comes out on Halloween night. In the last of four special Halloween episodes I talk to writer Kimberly Pierce about William Castle's House on Haunted Hill (1959).

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NEXT TIME: In honor of Veronica Lake's 95th birthday I share a special tribute episode in her honor.

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Oct 25, 2017

Episode #30: Classic Hollywood Unsolved Murders

It's October which means it's all about Halloween at Ticklish Biz HQ. In the third of four special Halloween episodes I talk to Hollywoodland Unsolved host Ansley Gordon about our favorite unsolved Hollywood murder mysteries.

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NEXT TIME: Kimberly Pierce joins me to discuss the Vincent Price spook-tacular The House on Haunted Hill.

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Oct 16, 2017

Episode #29: Young Frankenstein (1974)

It's October which means it's all about Halloween at Ticklish Biz HQ. In the second of four special Halloween episodes I talk to Once Upon a Crime host Esther Ludlow about Mel Brooks' homage to Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein.

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NEXT TIME: Ansley Gordon joins me to discuss some of our favorite Old Hollywood murder mysteries!

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Oct 4, 2017

Episode #28: Interview with Hollywood Forever Tour Guide Karie Bible

It's October which means it's all about Halloween at Ticklish Biz HQ. In the first of four special Halloween episodes I talk to Karie Bible, author and tour guide at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Karie talks about the cemetery's storied history, the graves, and maybe some ghostly encounters?

I forgot to discuss Karie's book, Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays with her so please consider giving it a look or purchase via Amazon.

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NEXT TIME: Guest Esther Ludlow of Once Upon a Crime joins me to look at the 1974 Mel Brooks horror/comedy Young Frankenstein.

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Sep 21, 2017

Episode #27: The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

Visit the lovely town of Morgan's Creek as guest Adam Kautzer talks with me about director Preston Sturges and his work, as well as 1944's The Miracle of Morgan's Creek.

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NEXT TIME: Guest  Robert Hamer joins me to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Belle de Jour

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