Ticklish Business

Devoted to the world of Old Hollywood, Ticklish Business looks at legendary films and iconic stars

We're celebrating Natalie Wood's birthday by discussing not one, but two films with not one, but two special guests. Maureen Lee Lenker and Oriana Nudo of Hollywood-ography stop by chat about Wood's career and two of her defining feaures, 1955's Rebel Without a Cause and 1969's Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.
 
Be sure to keep an eye out for our True Crime Summer series coming to Patreon. We kicked things off with a look at 2003's Wonderland the Four on the Floor murders. You can hear an exclusive sneak peek for free on our YouTube Channel.
Get your surfboard and let's hit the waves with Sandra Dee in one of her most famous roles, Gidget! We talk about Dee's struggles, the reason this movie is the best of the beach movies, and why Cliff Robertson is the tops!
 
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In this special bonus episode of Ticklish Business, You Must Remember This host Karina Longworth discusses tackling her latest season on Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons.
 
Listen to Karina's past and present episodes via her website.
 
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Jane Russell biographer Christina Rice joins Samantha and Kimberly to discuss the writing process, Jane Russell's complicated legacy, and the films that made her iconic.
 
 

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And don't forget to join us June 19th at 5pm PT/8pm ET for the first Ticklish Biz Movie Club event. We'll be discussing 1940's The Philadelphia Story. Register here.

Noir author (and Kristen's favorite) Max Allan Collins joins us to discuss 1964's The Killers. Listen as we discuss the connections to Ernest Hemingway's original novel as well as the 1946 original adaptation, justice for the femme fatale, and Ronald Reagan as a villain.

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If we hit 1,000 followers on Twitter or Instagram we'll give away a prize packing containing 2 out-of-print Fox box sets as well as a complete set of TCM Film Festival exclusive pins!

Kristen may be out this week but the Ticklish Trio holds down the fort by getting detective lessons from Buster Keaton! They're discussing 1924's Sherlock Jr., Buster Keaton's vaudeville past and the nature of silent comedy.
 

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If we hit 1,000 followers on Twitter or Instagram we'll give away a prize packing containing 2 out-of-print Fox box sets as well as a complete set of TCM Film Festival exclusive pins!

 
We may not be gathering in-person this year for the TCM Classic Film Festival, but in its place we'll be sharing the top 3 memories we have from festivals past. We also have some podcast and TCM friends chiming in with the fest moments that make them smile.
 
Be sure to drop into our 3 TCM Film Festival Zooms (one for Patrons only) this week in celebration! Find out more at our Patreon.
 

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If we hit 1,000 followers on Twitter or Instagram we'll give away a prize packing containing 2 out-of-print Fox box sets as well as a complete set of TCM Film Festival exclusive pins!

Actress Kym Karath sits down with Kristen and Kimberly to discuss being a child star, her memories of working with Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music, and meeting Paul Newman.

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If we hit 1,000 followers on Twitter or Instagram we'll give away a prize packing containing 2 out-of-print Fox box sets as well as a complete set of TCM Film Festival exclusive pins!

Bob Koster joins Kristen and Kimberly to talk about his father, director Henry Koster. Hear about Henry's journey out of Germany, what makes his movies special, and Kristen confesses to not seeing a pretty significant feature.
 

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Earlier this year we lost the great Christopher Plummer and in his honor we're talking about his star-making role in The Sound of Music. Though the role didn't immediately please Plummer we talk about his power as Captain Von Trapp, the majestic of the music, and why Hello, Dolly murdered the musical genre.
 

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