True Stories Of Tinseltown

Today We Talk About Betty Grable Stage Mom Lillian. Lillian Was A Doozy. She Had Betty Tap Dancing In The Womb

April and I talk Betty Grable Stage mother Lillian. Lillian had Betty enrolled in dance school at three. She was in talent shows, and God forbid she came in second. Lillian was one pushy broad that wanted stardom for herself (as most stage moms do) but pushed Betty to be a star. 

Thanks so much to April for doing this series with me.

www.classicblondes.com

Thanks to Deborah for making the suggestion. I have to get the link to Deborahs book. It's not classic Hollywood, but it is a good read.

Mostly thanks to the listeners. You are the best!!

 

Much love,

Grace

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Stage Mom Number 2 Is Ginger Rogers Mother Lela. Lela Was Accomplished In Her Own Right, But It Was Truly All About Ginger..WEDDING CAKE MUST SEE!!!

First of all Happy Late Mom's day! I was at family reunion so no computer. Was supposed to post this Sunday..

 

April and I do part 2 of Stage Moms. Today we talk about Ginger Rogers mom Lela. She would do anything to make her daughter a star, and she did. Ginger as we all know was amazingly talented, she trusted her Lela and Lela was not only her mom, she was her BFF. That wasn't too great for any of Gingers 5 hubby's. Studio execs loathed her, and it's alleged the movie The Hard Way was based on Lela and Ginger.  Ida Lupino starred as Joan Leslies big sister that will do anything to make sis a star...and she did.

The picture of Ginger and Lew Ayers in front of their wedding cake..I'll post.. RUN LEW, RUN. Their marriage lasted under two years. Lew thought three's a crowd and literally told her to back to Lela's home..

Again thanks to Deborah for the idea. Our final four are pretty rotten moms. Next up Betty Grable, then Shirley Temple, Natalie Wood, and Gypsy Rose Lee's mom, Rose Hovick..

Thanks to my partner in crime April. You are the best..

her website

www.classicblondes.com

Mostly thanks so much to the listeners..YOU ARE THE BEST!!

Much Love,

Grace

Contact me at              truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com   you can listen to podcast  www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

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I'll be talking to George Stevens Jr. on Thursday. What a life. He knows all classic Hollywood peeps, then moves to Washington and knows JFK, RFK, Jackie O, and Grace Kelly. What a life!!!

April VeVea And I Talk Stage Mothers. Some Were Pushy, But Still Loved By Their Daughters..Today We Talk Jean Harlows Mother Jean..

April and I are doing series on stage moms. Today we talk Jean Harlows Mother Jean. M Jean loved The Baby, but also wanted to be a star in her own right. It just didn't happen so the baby became a huge star and paid for all her moms bills and for her sleazoid stepfathers as well. Shouldn't a mooching step dad of a star look like a million in his fancy duds?? He certainly thought so. Compared to other stage Moms M Jean was a pussycat. Our later moms, not so much.

Thanks so much to Deborah that emailed me and suggested the topic. 

Hope you enjoy.

Thanks of course to April. She is da best.

www.classicblondes.com

Most of all thanks to the listeners. I so appreciate it. 

Love you mucho!!

Grace

PS

I have a wonderful listener that has offered to help me with my you tube channel. Yes, Daniel..Thanks so much. We will be talking in May to make it a reality. Each piece will be about 5 to 8 minutes. 

 

Contact me at              truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com   you can listen to podcast  www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

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Looking forward to George Stevens Jr. He wrote a fab book on his dad and his struggle to be his own person. He did that and so much more. He talks the peeps he met in Hollywood, then he made his way to Washington and discusses that. Book isn't out yet, but so well written and I read it whenever I could..

My Bud John DiLeo And I Talk Memorable Moments In The History Of Academy Awards…Streaker Man And New And Biggest Will Smith Slap…OUCH!!

I wanted to do this before this years Academy Awards, but timing was off. Me waiting gets us to talk about Will Smith, smacking Chris Rock in the kisser. There are a lot of interesting tidbits through the years. Hear who John Wayne wanted to drag off the stage  Fun listen..

Thanks so much to John for doing this discussion with me. 

Please check out his new book

There Are No Small Parts:One Hundred Outstanding Film Performances With Screen Time OF Ten Minutes Or Less

https://www.amazon.com/John-DiLeo/e/B001HMLJB4?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000

Mostly thanks to my listeners. You are da best!!

Much Love,

Grace

Contact me at              truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com   you can listen to podcast  www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

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I TalkTo One Of My Fave Dudes, David Selby. We Talk About David Playing Scrooge..Humbug..Humbug.He Also Wrote A Wonderful Essay On His Mom. She Definitely Was Not A Humbug..

I talked to dear David Selby. WE talked playing the meanie Scrooge with all the wonderful Dark Shadow's cast..Even Who Is Victoria Winters?? Was on too. Lots of fun.

We talked so much more and as always David Was FABU!!

Much thanks and love to David.

A Christmas Carol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWUmihz0F6M

The Share, with David And Susan Sullivan

 

Thanks mostly for the listeners...YOU RULE!!!!!

Much Love,

Grace

Contact me at              truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com   you can listen to podcast  www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

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#DavidSelby#DarkShadows#Scrooge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm7mFA_VF6c

 

I Talk To Lance Lewman Producer, Director, And So Much More On his Musical Brilliance, All About Frances Farmer And Her Troubles. We had a Great Time.

Lance was fab, and I am so intrigued to see how this musical captures the life that was Frances. I heard a couple songs and they were amazing.

Lance was kind enough to offer my listeners a 25% discount. This is Off Broadway so the cost of tickets are not through the roof. If you are in the try state area, or visiting I'd check it out. All you have to do for discount is add TSOT...and its all set. 

You can get tickets here

e: www.musicalbrilliance.com

Check out Lances other work 

APPLE MUSIC
 
SPOTIFY
 
AMAZON MUSIC
 
Thanks so much to Lance and most of all my fabulous listeners.
 
Much love,
Grace
 

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I was going to do new Academy Award Show, but things came up THEY WAS ROBBED…

John DiLEO and I talk about incredible actors that are NEVER nominated. Lots Of Oscar Talk/

I Talk To Joseph Brutsman About His Book Marlon And Greg:My Life and Filmmaking Adventures with Hollywood’s Polar Opposites..Yes, Brando and Peck..Fun

Joseph was fabulous and fun. We discussed his friendship with Marlon Brando, whom I found to be very sweet. He Met Gregory Through Greg's son Anthony Peck. He has wonderful about the both of them. Their curiosity towards each other, and so much more. His dinner party with Marlon, Warren Beatty, Anthony's first time meeting Marlon and so much more. It's a fun listen

Thanks so much to Joseph for coming on. He was great.

https://www.amazon.com/Marlon-Greg-Filmmaking-Adventures-Hollywoods-ebook/dp/B09RJXQCH9/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1UNVFOAACL0YT&keywords=Joseph+Brutsman&qid=1647284383&s=digital-text&sprefix=joseph+brutsman%2Cdigital-text%2C112&sr=1-1

 

Thanks mostly to my audience.

Love ya all,

Grace

xoxo

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My Guest IsThe Wonderful Ruta Lee. We Talk Her Book, Consider Your Kissed. She is so fab. We talk Frank S , Twilight Zone And So Much More.

I talk to the warm, wonderful showbiz gal, Ruta Lee. Ruta wrote a book called Consider Your Ass Kissed..Love that title. Ruta and I taped this just after New Years But As you hear in the beginning we could not salvage the first 6 minutes. Three different people tried but nope, so I am going to go ahead, they did what they could...Thanks guys.. without the missing minutes. The rest of our talk is great. She is a true show biz survivor and talks about some of the wonderful people and roles she had along the way. 

This is Ruta talking about what this wonderful charity is. The whole website gives you loads of info.

http://thalians.org/from-ruta.html

You can buy Ruta's book anywhere book are  sold.

https://www.amazon.com/Consider-Your-Ass-Kissed-Ruta/dp/1735383449/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3397VN9B8ITI1&keywords=ruta+lee+book&qid=1646838091&s=books&sprefix=Ruta+Lee%2Cstripbooks%2C77&sr=1-1

Her book is also on Kindle. As I said, reading it is like you are with a friend. Lots of great behind the scenes showbiz stuff and Ruta's fascinating and wonderful life.

 

Thanks so much to Ruta. I deeply apologize for the delay. I test everyone to see how they and we sound. Everyone thats been on my show would tell you that.  Also when I start taping I keep an eye on the sound levels. All looked AOK but nope. I sent to one of the best guys in biz, he had lots on his plate but I finally got it back.  It really is a fun listen and Ruta is a treasure.

Thanks most o all to my listeners. You are the best.

Much Love,

Grace

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I Speak To John DiLeo On His Fab New Book..There Are No Small Parts..100 Outstanding Performances With Screen Time Of Ten Minutes Or Less..What If It’s Ten Minutes Plus 5 seconds…The Horror..

I talk to my pal John DiLeo. His new book is wonderful. It's amazing how little time these performers had on screen, but they make HUGE contributions to films. WE did about ten...starting with Elsa Lanchester in her appearance (and it wasn't even close to ten minutes and five seconds) in The Bride Of Frankenstein. It's an iconic role and that film and Elsa will go on forever. We talked some really wonderful performances. It was very hard for me to choose. 

Thanks so much to the fab John. I always enjoy talking to him. His love and knowledge of movies is contagious. 

Mostly thanks to the listeners.

Who Loves you,

I DO

Grace

xoxo

Johns Books and There Are No Small Parts

https://www.amazon.com/John-DiLeo/e/B001HMLJB4?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000

I'm on instagram..I will be posting. Of course you can find me by looking for True Stories Of Tinseltown..

you can listen to podcast 

www.truestoriesoftinseltown.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-of-tinseltown/id136374488

https://open.spotify.com/show/6iTSF8pIrVTbZ8QqNidVUy?si=zn73ahjEQKOzrMtc-8VRhg

If you have an idea for a show or want to be a guest contact me at

truestoriesoftinseltown@gmail.com

You can also listen on google play, spotify, YouTube, player FM, I heart radio, amazon music and basically anywhere podcasts are played. I’m also on weekly at www.racketeerradio.com. Lots of great music and shows. 

I’m also on Pinterest, Tumblr, twitter and instagram.

I really will be doing shorts on Youtube..REALLY!!

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