Jun 12, 2019

Episode #67: Ikiru (1952)

The Ticklish Trio travel to Japan to discuss the first foreign film in our show's history. We dissecting Akira Kurosawa's 1952 drama Ikiru. We talk about influences, both classic and contemporary, the film's historical significance, and more!
 
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NEXT TIME: We celebrate the life of America's Sweetheart, Doris Day, by looking our top 3 favorite Doris features.
 
CREDITS:
Creator and Host: Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film)
Co-host: Samantha Ellis (@classicfilmgeek) and Drea Clark (@thedreaclark)

May 29, 2019

Episode #66: Stagecoach (1939) and the Complicated Legacy of John Wayne

In honor of John Wayne's birthday the Ticklish Trio discuss Wayne's star introduction in the 1939 John Ford Western, Stagecoach. They also find time to discuss his complicated views in 2019, the infamous Playboy interview, and how "cancelled culture" works (or doesn't) in today's era.

Want to support Ticklish Business and get access to early episodes and exclusive merchandise? Consider supporting us on Patreon.
 
NEXT TIME: Drea takes us out of our comfort zone as we discuss Akira Kurosawa's 1952 feature Ikiru.
 
CREDITS:
Creator and Host: Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film)
Co-host: Samantha Ellis (@classicfilmgeek) and Drea Clark (@thedreaclark)
 
 

May 15, 2019

Episode #65: Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Samantha and Kristen are back honoring the 65th anniversary of Creature From the Black Lagoon. They discuss the film's originals, Millicent Patrick's creature work, and whether the Creature is supposed to have a gender.

Check out Mallory O'Meara's new book on Millicent Patrick, The Lady From the Black Lagoon!

Want to support Ticklish Business and get access to early episodes and exclusive merchandise? Consider supporting us on Patreon.
 
NEXT TIME: The Ticklish Trio returns to look at John Wayne's complicated legacy and the 1939 Western Stagecoach.
 
CREDITS:
Creator and Host: Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film)
Co-host: Samantha Ellis (@classicfilmgeek)

May 1, 2019

Episode #64: The Black Swan (1942)

In honor of Tyrone Power's birthday Samantha and Kristen look at his career and his 1942 swashbuckler, The Black Swan. They also answer your listener questions and announce the winner of their Warner Archive contest.
 
Want to support Ticklish Business and get access to early episodes and exclusive merchandise? Consider supporting us on Patreon.
 
NEXT TIME: Sam and Kristen discuss the 65th anniversary of Creature From the Black Lagoon.
 
CREDITS:
Creator and Host: Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film)
Co-host: Samantha Ellis (@classicfilmgeek)
 
 

Apr 24, 2019

Episode #63: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

In honor of Jayne Mansfield's birthday I'm joined by guest, Mansfield biographer April Vevea sits down to talk with me about the buxom actress, Frank Tashlin's directorial prowess, and the changing landscape of the 1950s.

 

Buy April's book, Puffblicity over on Amazon! Also, you still have time to enter to win 3 new Warner Archive DVDs. Just send us a classic film question to enter! 

 

NEXT TIME: It's Tyrone Power's birthday and we celebrate with a movie voted on by the listeners!
 
 
CREDITS:
Creator and Host: Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film)
Guest: April Vevea (@aprilvevea)

Apr 3, 2019

Episode #62: Our TCMFF Picks

The Ticklish Trio are prepping for the 10th annual TCM Classic Film Festival with a special episode.
 
 
Sam and Kristen will be attending and share their highly tentative schedules while Drea recommends her favorites. We also answer a few of your questions!
 
 
NEXT TIME: We honor Jayne Mansfield with special guest April Vieva discussing Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
 
 
CREDITS:
Creator and Host: Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film)
Co-hosts: Drea Clark (@thedreaclark) and Samantha Ellis (@classicfilmgeek)

Mar 27, 2019

Episode #61: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931)

To go along with TCM's #MarchMadness tribute to Fredric March the Ticklish Trio discuss his Oscar-winning turn in the 1931 adaptation of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. We discuss who could pull off a modern-day interpretation, our love for Miriam Hopkins, and Drea comes up with more new terms.
 
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Next Time: With the TCM Classic Film Festival around the corner we're sharing our picks, tips and tricks. Send us your questions related to the fest, TCM, or classic film in general for this makeshift mailbag episode!
 
CREDITS:
Creator and Host: Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film)
Co-hosts: Drea Clark (@thedreaclark) and Samantha Ellis (@classicfilmgeek) 

Mar 20, 2019

Bonus Episode #6: Jeff Chandler Centennial

Last year we had plans to honor our final Centennial Celebrant, Jeff Chandler. But due to Kristen's move and the holidays it didn't happen as planned but we still wanted to honor him! So Samantha and Kristen sat down to discuss 1955's Fox Fire. We talk about feminism, the representation of Native Americans, and whether Jane Russell's pixie cut is a good look or not.

 

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CREDITS:

Creator and Host: Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film)

Co-Host: Samantha Ellis (@classicfilmgeek)

Mar 6, 2019

Episode #60: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

The Ticklish Trio honor Kristen's deceased obsession, John Garfield, on his birthday by talking about the 1946 noir The Postman Always Rings Twice. Come for the salaciousness and stay for our talk about plot shenanigans, Sam's optimism, and Kristen making inappropriate comments.
 
 
Next Time: TCM is all about March Madness so we are too. We talk about Fredric March and 1931's Jekyll and Hyde.
 
 
CREDITS:
Creator and Host: Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film)
Co-hosts: Drea Clark (@thedreaclark) and Samantha Ellis (@classicfilmgeek) 

Feb 20, 2019

Episode #59: The Oscar Snubs That Still Sting

 
Drea, Sam, and I are looking at the classic film Oscar snubs we're still upset by. We laugh, we argue, and I might offend Luise Rainer fans. 
 
 
NEXT TIME: It's John Garfield's birthday and you know Kristen had to do a tribute. The movie will be decided on by the fans so be sure to look for a special poll to cast your vote. 
 
 
CREDITS:
Creator and Host: Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film)
Co-hosts: Drea Clark (@thedreaclark) and Samantha Ellis (@classicfilmgeek) 

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