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Judy Garland Forever!

6/4/2018
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What can be said about Judy Garland that hasn't been said already? Well, wait until Facebook cut-up Anthony "The Kingfish" Vitamia returns to offer his distinctive and insightful - not to mention hilarious - celebration of the greatest musical star in film history. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:25:15

Annie Hall: A Second Look

5/28/2018
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On this episode, the spotlight shines on Woody Allen's Academy Award-winning classic. Film critic Jerry Roberts is our guest, and he offers a unique perspective as an Alabama native viewing Woody's New York. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:33:38

Patty Duke Remembered

5/21/2018
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This week's episode celebrates the life and career of Oscar-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Patty Duke. Our guest is William J. Jankowski, who co-authored Patty Duke's posthumously published memoir "In the Presence of Greatness: My Sixty-Year Journey as an Actress." "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios

Duration:00:23:16

The Last Days of the Silent Films, Part 2

5/14/2018
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In the second of a two-part episode, Lon Davis, author of the critically acclaimed "Silent Lives," returns to discuss the transition from silent films to the talkies, focusing on stars who made the leap into the new medium (including Garbo, Neil Hamilton and Laurel and Hardy) along with now-forgotten performers who did not (including Madame Olga Petrova, Karl Dane and Mary McLaren). "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:26:31

The Last Days of the Silent Films, Part 1

5/7/2018
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In the first of a two-part episode, Lon Davis, author of the critically acclaimed "Silent Lives," offers a fascinating insight on the tumult and career disruptions brought about when the microphone entered the movie studio and the silent film stars were expected to talk on the screen. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:26:37

Margaret Dumont: The Marx Sister

4/23/2018
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Margaret Dumont is one of the most recognized women in the history of film comedy. But, incredibly, there has never been a biography on the life of the queen of the Marx Brothers movies. In this episode, writer/actor/podcaster Steven Krage offers a preview of his work-in-progress biography on the life of the great Margaret Dumont. Hail Freedonia! "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:21:31

2001: 50 Years Later

4/16/2018
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Fifty years ago, Stanley Kubrick looked to the stars and the cinema was never the same again. In this episode, we celebrate the 1968 masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey" with guest critic Jerry Roberts, co-host of the appropriately named Pod Bay Doors podcast. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:39:35

Paul Brenner: A Film Critic's Life

4/9/2018
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Paul Brenner's career as a film critic spanned four decades, and he has offered cogent and provocative analysis of films ranging from the sublime (Orson Welles' "F for Fake") to the ridiculous ("Slappy and the Stinkers"). Brenner's finest reviews have been gathered for the new book "Digging Down Deep: Subterranean Homesick Movie Reviews 1975-2017," and we are thrilled to have him as a guest on this episode. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:25:47

Lon Chaney Speaks!

4/2/2018
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Lon Chaney was one of the most popular film stars of the 1920s, but he was also among the most mysterious due to his aversion to publicity. In this episode, writer Kevin Scott Collier talks about his book "Lon Chaney: In His Own Words," which collects all known interviews that Chaney did and pieces together the true personality of the Man of a Thousand Faces. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:26:37

Frank Sinatra: His Way

3/26/2018
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Those songs! Those broads! Those mob ties (alleged, of course)! On today's episode, we celebrate the movies, music and raucous off-screen antics of Ol' Blue Eyes with Facebook's funniest man, Anthony "The Kingfish" Vitamia. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:26:40

Luis Alberni: Character Actor Extraordinaire

3/19/2018
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During Hollywood's Golden Era, Luis Alberni was one of the screen's reigning character actors. Equally adept at drama and comedy, he always stole the show with his versatility and charisma. On this episode, Luis' great-grandson, actor and filmmaker Anthony Carrillo, recalls the life and times of this great star. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:22:20

Lenny Bruce On Film

3/12/2018
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Lenny Bruce had a profound impact on modern comedy, but he was a somewhat elusive figure when it came appearances in film and television. On this episode, film historian Paul Scrabo discusses Bruce's work as a 20th Century Fox screenwriter, his writing and acting in the under-the-radar "Dream Follies" and "Dance Hall Racket," and the censorship problems that limited his screen time and, ultimately, fueled his early death. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:27:53

The Marx Brothers in Love Happy

2/26/2018
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The Marx Brothers' final feature film was the 1949 comedy "Love Happy," and the story behind the creation of this cinematic swan song was more astonishing than the on-screen antics. Kevin Scott Collier, author of "The Marx Brothers Love Happy Confidential," details the film's tumultuous production and release history, while providing insight in how Marilyn Monroe landed her scene-stealing role. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:24:35

Ed Wynn: The Perfect Fool

2/5/2018
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For five decades, Ed Wynn delighted audiences with his brilliant clowning, making him a beloved star of Broadway, movies, radio and television. Late in his career, he reinvented himself as a dramatic actor of extraordinary power, earning a Golden Globe nomination for "The Great Man" and an Oscar nomination for "The Diary of Anne Frank." On this episode, Ed Wynn biographer Garry Berman discusses the life and career of this versatile entertainer. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the...

Duration:00:27:30

When The Oscars Got It Wrong

1/22/2018
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This episode takes a look back at Academy Awards history and considers the time when the Oscar voters may not have picked the right films and actors to receive their coveted prize. Film historian Jerry Roberts is the guest on this fun and provocative episode. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios. (“OSCAR®,” “OSCARS®,” “ACADEMY AWARD®,” “ACADEMY AWARDS®,” and the “Oscar” design mark are trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

Duration:00:37:43

Bette vs. Joan - The Feud Continues

11/29/2017
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During Hollywood's Golden Era, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were the most powerful rival forces of dramatic power unleashed on the screen. Their legendary off-screen feud continues to fascinate us today, and on this episode writer/actor/raconteur Kevin Dolan offers insight on why we are still enchanted with the lives and films of these two mega-stars. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:28:11

Ricardo Cortez: The Magnificent Heel

11/15/2017
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During the 1920s and 1930s, Ricardo Cortez was one of Hollywood's most versatile leading men. His best known films include D.W. Griffith's "The Sorrows of Satan," Greta Garbo's first American film "Torrent" and the original 1931 version of "The Maltese Falcon." In this episode, we celebrate the life and career of this remarkable talent with Dan Van Neste, author of the book "The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez." "The Online Movie Show" is produced at Platinum Wolfe...

Duration:00:26:29

Danger Boys: Punks in Osaka

11/15/2017
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Nick Romi is one of the most exciting new talents in today's independent film scene. On this episode, we highlight his new feature documentary, "Danger Boys: Punks in Osaka," and learn about the challenges of shooting this Japanese-based nonfiction music production. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:18:46

When the World's Fair Changed the Movies

10/15/2017
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Many of the most significant changes in film technology and presentation did not occur in a commercial theater, but in the specialized venues of World's Fair exhibitions. On this episode, historian Charles Pappas, author of the new book "Flying Cars, Zombie Dogs, and Robot Overlords: How World's Fairs and Trade Expos Changed the World," discusses how World's Fair audiences came to experience a very different approach to film - as well as learning how live TV broadcasting got its foothold...

Duration:00:27:29

Blake French: In The Spotlight

9/17/2017
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In this episode, our guest is up-and-coming actor Blake French, who was recently seen as Daggart the Werewolf in "Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter" (seen in the photo here) and is working in a number of studio and independent film projects. Blake discusses his multiple careers as a writer, model and a one-time Chippendales dancer. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:24:26