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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

Michael Mongillo's "Diane"

1/29/2018
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Michael Mongillo is one of the most inventive filmmakers in the independent film world, with acclaimed films including "Welcome to Earth" and "Being Michael Madsen." His latest feature, "Diane," is a provocative psychological thriller that has earned praise on the film festival. In this episode, Michael Mongillo joins us to discuss his distinctive approach to cinematic storytelling. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:17:07

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

Mae West in Sextette

1/21/2018
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85-year-old Mae West marries 32-year-old Timothy Dalton while swatting away the carnal pangs of Tony Curtis, George Hamilton, Ringo Starr and a gym full of musclemen in this seriously warped musical comedy, which is widely regarded as one of the strangest flicks of the 1970s. On this episode, Facebook funnyman Anthony "The Kingfish" Vitamia offers his distinctive insight on this bizarre celebration of geriatric eroticism. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:26:13

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

Pola Negri: The Original Diva

11/29/2017
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This episode celebrates the life and career of Pola Negri, the controversial silent film star whose off-screen life was just as astonishing as her on-screen performances. Our guest on this episode is Tony Villecco, author of "Pola Negri: The Hollywood Years." "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:27:26

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

Marion Davies: A Second Look

9/7/2017
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In this very special episode, we offer a new appreciation of the much-maligned actress Marion Davies, who is now receiving a long overdue reconsideration thanks to the re-release of three of her long-unseen silent features on DVD and Blu-ray. Film historian and composer Ben Model joins us to celebrate the beauty and talent that Marion Davies brought to the silver screen. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:25:23

Orson Welles: The Wackiest Genius

8/31/2017
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From the artistic peaks of "Citizen Kane" and "The Magnificent Ambersons" to that infamous recording of a frozen peas commercial, Orson Welles ran the full spectrum from the sublime to the ridiculous. Often treated with scorn and ridicule by the critics during his peak years, today he is beloved for his wild and tumultuous career output. Facebook's funniest guy, Anthony "The Kingfish" Vitamia, returns to our show to talk about Orson's amazing life. This is THE ultimate Orson Welles show...

Duration:00:24:52

Karen Allen Reigns Again!

8/31/2017
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For our first episode of our second season, we are honored to have Hollywood icon Karen Allen as our very special guest star. We will be discussing her new feature film "Year By The Sea," which opens in New York on Sept. 8. We will also explore her film directing debut with the new short "A Tree A Rock A Cloud," based on the Carson McCullers story. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios, with new episodes airing on SoundCloud every Monday.

Duration:00:20:50

David Cornelius: From Film Critic to Filmmaker

5/17/2017
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In this episode, we visit with David Cornelius, the highly regarded online film critic who made the transition from reviewing movies to creating them with his new sci-fi comedy feature "Inhumanwich!" "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:21:58

Alan Sues: A Funny Man

5/16/2017
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In 1968, Alan Sues became a household name thanks to his wacky persona on the TV hit "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In." But he was hardly an overnight success - he enjoyed a long career on Broadway, in flims, in nightclubs and on television (including a classic "Twilight Zone" episode) before "Laugh-In" came around. On today's show, our guest is Michael Michaud, author of the new biography "Alan Sues: A Funny Man." If you recall the "Laugh-In" cut-up or you are just discovering his zany humor,...

Duration:00:24:33

Klaus Kinski: The Maddest Genius

5/11/2017
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Klaus Kinski was a visceral force of dramatic energy, both on-screen and off-screen. In this episode, we celebrate his cinematic legacy and consider his controversial reputation with Troy Howarth, author of "Real Depravities: The Films of Klaus Kinski." This show is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration:00:24:13

Noël Ramos: The Next Big Thing?

3/29/2017
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Noël Ramos is one of the most versatile creative talents in today's indie film world, with impressive achievements on both sides of the camera. He's our pick for the next major force to arise from the indie scene. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios. And a special thank you to Kevin Macleod for the beautiful classical music selection.

Duration:00:19:01

LGBT Cinema: Faaaaaabulous!

3/28/2017
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On this episode, we will be exploring the evolution of LGBT cinema and the film world's historic progress (and ongoing challenges) in presenting gay and lesbian characters and LGBT-themed subjects. Our guest is actor/comic/social commentator Kevin Dolan. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios. And a special thank you to Kevin Macleod for the beautiful classical music selection.

Duration:00:25:13

Pre-Code Hollywood: The Naughty Years

3/22/2017
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Once upon a time, Hollywood was very, very naughty - violence, drugs, and sex were offered the audiences with a sinful flair! And we are celebrating the halcyon days of that raucous, ribald period with Lou Sabini, author of the upcoming book "Sex in the Cinema: The 'Pre-Code' Years (1929-1934)." "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios. And a special thank you to Kevin Macleod for the beautiful classical music selection.

Duration:00:21:17

W.C. Fields: Yes! Yes!

3/16/2017
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W.C. Fields was the ultimate comedy anarchist: an unapologetic misanthrope who battled and bumbled his way through a hostile world. On today's show, film historian James L. Neibaur, author of the new book "The W.C. Fields Films," celebrates the life and career of this brilliant funnyman. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios. And a special thank you to Kevin Macleod for the beautiful classical music selection.

Duration:00:28:15

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