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Clark Gable in World War II

6/3/2019
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In 1942, Clark Gable enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force. Gable's World War II experiences inspired film historian Nat Segaloff's new book "Guarding Gable," which is the subject of this week's episode. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:18:29

The Films of Paul Mazursky

5/27/2019
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Paul Mazursky was one of the most prolific and versatile filmmakers, creating such classics as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "Harry and Tonto," "Next Stop, Greenwich Village," "An Unmarried Woman" and "Moscow on the Hudson." Film scholar Nat Segaloff is our guest on this episode, which highlights Mazursky's directing career plus his little-known work as an actor in Stanley Kramer's first feature "Fear and Desire" and his role in creating "The Monkees" television series. "The Online Movie...

Duration:00:19:57

The Wild, Wild World of Chris Metzler

5/20/2019
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Documentary filmmaker Chris Metzler has given audiences a look into strange and fascinating subjects through his productions "Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea," "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone" and his new release "Rodents of Unusual Size." On this episode, Chris discusses his distinctive approach to nonfiction filmmaking. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:21:20

Hitchcock and the Censors

5/13/2019
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Throughout his career, Alfred Hitchcock engaged in a battle of wits with film censors in Britain, Hollywood and World War II-era Washington. On this episode, we learn about Hitchcock's ability to evade censorship controls. Our guest is John Billheimer, author of the new book "Hitchcock and the Censors." "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:22:24

Margaret Champagne is Seriously Funny

5/6/2019
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Margaret Champagne is a vibrant comedy presence in the film and television world, working with such diverse talents as Hal Hartley, the zanies at Troma and the cast of "Inside Amy Schumer" and shining in New York City's stand-up comedy scene. She is also an accomplished dramatic actress and can be seen as a police detective in Michael Mongillo's new thriller "Diane." "The Online Movie Show" produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:17:14

Mike Messier: Indie Film Renaissance Man

4/29/2019
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Mike Messier is an award-winning leader in New England's independent film world - he is an actor, writer, director, producer, talk show host and inspiration. He is also the guest on this episode of our podcast. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:25:41

The Art of American Screen Acting: 1960 to Today

4/22/2019
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For the 100th episode of our podcast, we are privileged to welcome back film historian Dan Callahan to discuss his new book "The Art of American Screen Acting: 1960 to Today." "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:27:42

Basil Rathbone: Anything But Elementary

4/15/2019
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Basil Rathbone was the ultimate movie hero as Sherlock Holmes, but he was also the ultimate movie villain (think of "David Copperfield," "Romeo and Juliet," "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "The Mark of Zorro"). On this episode, film historian and Rondo Award-nominated writer Troy Howarth considers Rathbone's versatile cinematic output. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:24:15

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Unlikeliest Stars

4/8/2019
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Created for a one-shot novelty tune, Alvin and the Chipmunks morphed into a show business sensation that spanned top-selling records, a classic TV show and a string of movies. On this episode, we trace the rise of these unlikely pop culture icons with Mark Arnold, author of "Aaaaalllviiinnn!: The Story of Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., Liberty Records, Format Films and The Alvin Show," published by BearManor Media. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:22:29

The Best of Movie Miscasting

4/1/2019
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John Wayne as Genghis Khan? Lucille Ball as Mame? On this episode, we celebrate some of the most wonderfully misguided examples of movie miscasting, including some still-controversial casting decisions (Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Dolittle, Barbra Streisand as Dolly Levi) and some noble endeavors that went awry (Marlon Brando's Fletcher Christian, Jane Fonda as Ibsen's Nora). Actor/writer Joe Mannetti returns to give praise to the actors in the wrong roles. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at...

Duration:00:23:43

The Films of Rock Hudson

3/25/2019
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While much of today's focus on Rock Hudson centers on his private life and untimely death, the depth and scope of his film and television career is often overlooked. Actor/writer Joe Mannetti returns to the show for a discussion of Rock Hudson's versatility as an actor and the many memorable performances he created. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:22:16

The Kim Novak Enigma

3/18/2019
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Kim Novak was the last major star created by the Hollywood studio system, but she was also an iconoclastic screen personality who broke out of the blonde bombshell mold to create a distinctive force of personality. Actor and writer Joe Mannetti returns to the show to discuss Kim Novak's remarkable and unpredictable career. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:23:28

The Art of Marilyn Monroe

3/11/2019
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What can be said about Marilyn Monroe that hasn't already been said? In this episode, actor/writer Joe Mannetti shares a distinctive view of Marilyn Monroe's talent and film canon, creating a provocative challenge to the stereotypes associated with her life. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:27:45

In Search of William Beaudine

3/4/2019
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For too many years, filmmaker William Beaudine's reputation was maligned with false stories of sloppy work and a "one-shot" approach to shooting. In reality, Beaudine was a talented and versatile creative artist who began his career with D.W. Griffith, directed such icons as Mary Pickford, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields, and worked in the British film industry and for Walt Disney. In this episode, film historian James L. Neibaur, who is at work on a Beaudine biography, considers the filmmaker's...

Duration:00:22:30

The 1930s' Female Comedy Teams

2/25/2019
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During the early 1930s, producer Hal Roach created a series of two-reel comedies that teamed Thelma Todd with ZaSu Pitts, then Thelma Todd with Patsy Kelly, and then Patsy Kelly with Pert Kelton and Patsy Kelly with Lyda Roberti. These comedies were unavailable for years, but now they are on DVD and are the subject of "The Hal Roach Comedy Shorts of Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts and Patsy Kelly" by James L. Neibaur, who is our guest on this episode. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the...

Duration:00:20:06

The Rod Serling Experience

2/18/2019
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Rod Serling was one of the most influential writers of the 1950s and 1960s, creating the memorable teleplays "Patterns" and "Requiem for a Heavyweight," the screenplays for "Seven Days in May" and "Planet of the Apes" and a certain TV show that takes us traveling into another dimension. On this episode, Nicholas Parisi, author of "Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination," discusses Serling's remarkable career. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:35:06

Winsor McCay: The Artist as a Young Man

2/11/2019
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Winsor McCay was one of the most important pioneers in the development of animated films, and his creations Gertie the Dinosaur and Little Nemo are still celebrated for their wit and artistry. In this episode, we learn about McCay's formative years and the influences that helped to shape his creative genius. Our guest is Kevin Scott Collier, author of "Winsor McCay: Boyhood Dreams: Growing Up In Spring Lake, Michigan 1867-1885." "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe...

Duration:00:19:48

The Animated Wizard of Oz Films

2/4/2019
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Everyone knows the 1939 film version of "The Wizard of Oz," but there were also a large number of animated film and television adaptations of the L. Frank Baum books. On this episode, Kevin Scott Collier, author of "The Wonderful Animated World of The Wizard of Oz," discusses how Dorothy and her friends occupied the animation genre. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:23:03

Tony Curtis is Da Man!

1/28/2019
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Those blue eyes! That Bronx accent! And his ability to navigate from the sublime to the ridiculous! In this episode, Facebook's funniest man Anthony "The Kingfish" Vitamia returns to offer his unique tribute to the one-time Bernie Schwartz. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:25:12

The Andy Clyde Columbia Comedies

1/21/2019
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Andy Clyde starred in the second-longest series of shorts at Columbia Pictures (after the Three Stooges), with nearly 80 productions from 1934 to 1956. On this episode, film historian James L. Neibaur, author "The Andy Clyde Columbia Comedies," discusses the funnyman's celebrated output. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:25:00