Show #72 Jim Turiello, up in Washington Heights, New York, where his favorite pastimes were playing football, baseball, basketball and bowling. In his spare time he went to the many movie palaces in his neighborhood. Jim writes a weekly sports column for BrianSmithRadio.com. Since the 80′s he has been a regular on numerous sports radio shows in the tri-state area. As a prolific writer his contributions to music, movie and collectable magazines are too numerous to mention. Jim has authored a book Errol Flynn: The Quest for an Oscar is not a biography but a review and analysis of Errol Flynn’s ability to adapt to any role and the fact that he never duplicated the characters he portrayed. Errol was unique and contemporary, he lives on today. The book has his complete filmography as well as over 200 photographs.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Show #71 Cass Warner of the Warner Sisters, filmmaker and producer of the film THE BROTHERS WARNER. Cass Warner, the grand-daughter of Harry M. Warner the President of Warner Bros, knows all the family stories, that were going on behind the studio walls, while we were all watching these great films. This story is about an incredible factory run by four brothers, who never knew the meaning of quitting. Their story is so informative what this family run business was like and you can now see it in the film THE BROTHERS WARNER Cass Warner shares her remarkable life story of what it was like growing up in this incredible family who came to America with nothing but the will to succeed here in America.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Show #70 Steven C Barber, an independent documentary filmmaker comes on the show to tell us of his latest film UNTIL THEY ARE HOME Steve’s company VANILLA FIREis a marketing and production company that produces important films about out Veterans. Award Winning Filmmaker Steven C. Barber has been on CNN three times and The Tonight Show three times and shot his 3rd movie this summer. Steve’s passion for films and the stories he tells comes though in his interview on the show.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Show #69 Charles Heard and Leslee Mayo join me in discussing their experience and their research of their books about the artist John Decker and BUNDY DRIVE BOYS. It was well known that the Bundy Drive Boys made the Rat Pack look like Cub Scouts. They made fans go crazy, spent fortunes faster then they could make them. Their self-destructiveness was spectacular, the misanthropy profound but behind the boozy bravado was a devoted mutual affection. The BUNDY DRIVE BOYS comes to life again with co-author Charles heard in HOLLYWOOD’S HELLFIRE CLUB and along with Leslee Mayo’s devotion in finding out the truth of who these “Boys” really were and about John Decker an incredible painter and who forged many masterpieces that are hanging in major museums.
— David DeWitt