Jan 15, 2020

Episode #79: Top 3 Classic Film Discoveries of 2019

It's time to remember the year that was with the classic features we fell in love with in 2019. Sam, Drea, and I break down the genres, stars, and stories that helped us get through a wild year. We also make time to read your tweets!
 
Next Time: We celebrate Cary Grant's birthday with a mystery film voted on by the listeners!

Jan 1, 2020

Interview With ‘Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe’ Director Laurie Collyer

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe is one of Kristen's favorite biopics, and who better to talk about it than its director? Kristen interviews Laurie Collyer about making the film, Marilyn's work and how Hollywood has adapted her, and Kelli Garner's luminous performance as Monroe. 

Dec 25, 2019

2019 TCM Classic Film Festival, Vol. 2

Visit (or revisit) this year's TCM Classic Film Festival with a bevy of audio recorded at the fest.  This episode includes interviews and intros from: 

  • TCM Host Dave Karger
  • Mario Cantone and Jennifer Grant introduce My Favorite Wife (1940)
  • Actress Diane Baker
  • Dennis Miller and Barbara Rush introduce When Worlds Collide (1953)
  • Actress and TCM Host Illeana Douglas
  •  Eddie Muller's intro for Open Secret (1948)  - Yes, I discovered after the fact that I used this again. 
  • Bad Seed star Patty McCormack - Yep, forgot I used this already, too
  • Sloan de Forrest introduces 1949's Roadhouse
  • Director Rob Marshall
  • Actor Ron Perleman
  • Bill Hader introduces 1935's Mad Love

Dec 18, 2019

Episode #78: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Happy holidays, everyone! The Ticklish Trio closes out 2019 with an episode devoted to the quintessential Christmas classic, It's a Wonderful Life. We dissect Jimmy Stewart's acting ability, what makes a Christmas film, and what would have happened if this was released in 1947.
 
From everyone at Ticklish Business, we wish you happy holidays and a safe and happy New Year!
 
Next Time: We'll return January 15th with an all-new episode looking at our favorite 2019 classic film discoveries! Be on the lookout for the rest of my TCMFF audio in the interim!

Dec 4, 2019

2019 TCM Classic Film Festival, Vol. 1

The Ticklish Trio are on hiatus for the week but in the meantime revisit the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival with a series of exclusive interviews and intros from the event held this past April.

Visit (or revisit) this year's TCM Classic Film Festival with a bevy of audio recorded at the fest. This episode includes interviews and intros from:

  • TCM General Manager Jennifer Dorian
  • Alicia Malone's intro for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  • TCM Film Fest Overseer Charles Tabesh
  • Tara McNamara as she introduces The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
  • TCM's "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller
  • Eddie's intro for The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  • Disney animator Floyd Norman
  • Norman and Jane Baer's interview before Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • Bad Seed star Patty McCormack
  • Eddie Muller's intro for Open Secret (1948)

From everyone at Ticklish Business we want to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

NEXT TIME: #Noirvember is upon us and we're talking the top 3 noirs that make us thirsty!

Nov 27, 2019

Episode #77: Top 3 Thirsty Noirs

**I'd like to apologize for the delay. November has been an incredibly hard month with me losing a pet, a family member losing a job, etc.**
 
The Trio is back to look at the noirs that make us thirsty! Look for appearances from John Garfield, Tyrone Power, and Gregory Peck.
 
NEXT TIME: It's Christmas-time at Ticklish HQ and you get to decide the episode.

Nov 6, 2019

Episode #76: Freaks (1932)

Was this episode supposed to be up before Halloween? Yep! To say October was a horrible month for me would be an understatement and this delayed episode is the result. But I'm committed to making November better (and on-time!).
 
Drea, Sam, and I get down and dirty talking about disability and how Tod Browning's career was derailed by his desire to make this movie, Freaks.
 
If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.
 
Next Time: Noirvember starts with a look at the noirs that make us thirsty!

Oct 16, 2019

Episode #75: Wait Until Dark (1967) w/Liz Shannon Miller

Entertainment writer Liz Shannon Miller joins Kristen to talk about Audrey Hepburn, blindness in cinema, and whether Wait Until Dark is a horror movie.
 
If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.
 
Want to support Ticklish Business and get access to early episodes and exclusive merchandise? Consider supporting us on Patreon.
 
NEXT TIME: The Trio is back with our last Halloween feature, 1932's Freaks.

Oct 2, 2019

Episode #74: The Invisible Man (1933)

Drea, Sam, and Kristen kick off the first of three Halloween-centered episodes starting with a look at Claude Rains in 1933's The Invisible Man. Along the way they debate science fiction versus horror, remakes, and whether the movie's nudity makes it an erotic feature.
 
Want to support Ticklish Business and get access to early episodes and exclusive merchandise? Consider supporting us on Patreon.
 
And if you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.
 
NEXT TIME: Special guest Liz Shannon Miller joins us to talk about Audrey Hepburn in 1967's Wait Until Dark.

Sep 16, 2019

Episode #73: Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Drea and Kristen take off their shoes to walk Barefoot in the Park. They talk the crumbling studio system, Robert Redford and Jane Fonda's chemistry, and Drea tries to remember the word "radiator."
 
Want to support Ticklish Business and get access to early episodes and exclusive merchandise? Consider supporting us on Patreon.
 
Next Time: We kick off three weeks of Halloween programming starting with a look at Claude Rains in The Invisible Man (1933).

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