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Ticklish Business Episode 4: Summer Under the Stars

This week, in honor of TCM’s month-long Summer Under the Stars, I give some history on the popular August theme (thanks to Yacov Freedman of TCM Backlot for helping!). Later, I’m joined by Marion Davies biographer Lara Fowler to count down the three days you should make time for during Summer Under the Stars on…

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Ticklish Business Episode 3: Planet of the Apes (1968)

I talk with Dwight Hurst about the 1968 sci-fi adventure Planet of the Apes in honor of TCM’s recent nationwide screening of the film.  Dwight and I talk world-building, the film’s racial implications, and why on Earth Charlton Heston has to be naked. I also read my first listener email. NEXT TIME: I’ll be honoring…

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Girl Crazy (1943)

Often considered the outlier of the Mickey and Judy films, Girl Crazy is the rare feature adapted from a successful play (Babes in Arms was significantly changed from its original stage incarnation). With original Broadway stars Ginger Rogers and Allen Kearns replaced by our two crazy kids, Girl Crazy, by veering off the pre-set track wins…