Before there was Johnny Kansas, there was Edmond T. Pancakes. “Don’t Talk to the Talent” tells the totally true tale of the second Nazi spy sent to infiltrate Hollywood.
We will return the third Monday of every month with another tangentially related tale.
In 1939, a German spy was sent to Hollywood to turn directors, studio heads, and actors to the Nazi cause. But the German high command had no idea that the city of angels would cast its spell onto young Johan Ludwig, turning the cold blooded operative into The Nazi with a Headshot.
The first mini-sode of "But That's Another Story,” Unremembered Hollywood’s look at the stories that don’t quite make the main episode.
Our first tale is the story of the human/primate brawl that nearly derailed Lillian Gish's birthday party.
“But That’s Another Story” will be back next month with another tangentially-related tale.
In our premiere episode, noted Hollywood historian Abby Larson tells the story of Irving Stansel, the first President of Hollywood. As the picture business transformed from sideshow attraction to dominant cultural force, the moguls of Tinseltown often found themselves in aggressive disagreements that often ended in bloodshed. Rather than kill each other over the latest scripts to hit the town, those early power players named a man named Irving Stansel to settle all disputes and to keep the...