https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2emp7-10897c4 Charles Casillo, author of the new book Elizabeth and Monty: The Untold Story of Their Intimate Friendship, joins Kristen and Kimberly to discuss the enduring friendship of Montgomery Clift … Continue Reading #115: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, and ‘A Place in the Sun’
Green Dolphin Street is one of numerous adaptations of epic best-sellers throughout the 1940s. The type of event movie where everyone and their sister read the novel, now watch Hollywood’s … Continue Reading Green Dolphin Street (1947)
Whether you’ve listened to our podcast or just read our list of the most seductive scenes in classic film then you know we love talking about thirst during this era. … Continue Reading The 29 Sexiest Classic Films
A Woman’s Face is a unique entry into the noir canon as I’m sure someone could say it’s not actually noir; it’s a woman’s picture. It’s both and that’s a … Continue Reading A Woman’s Face (1941)
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ua7u2-1073b7e Get your surfboard and let’s hit the waves with Sandra Dee in one of her most famous roles, Gidget! We talk about Dee’s struggles, the reason this movie … Continue Reading #113: Gidget (1959)
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yzhrj-106f7d3 In this special bonus episode of Ticklish Business, You Must Remember This host Karina Longworth discusses tackling her latest season on Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons. Listen to … Continue Reading Karina Longworth on Hedda Hopper & Louella Parsons
Jane Russell biographer Christina Rice joins Samantha and Kimberly to discuss the writing process, Jane Russell’s complicated legacy, and the films that made her iconic. Buy Christina’s book Mean, … Continue Reading #112: Jane Russell (with Biographer Christina Rice)
Noir author (and Kristen’s favorite) Max Allan Collins joins us to discuss 1964’s The Killers. Listen as we discuss the connections to Ernest Hemingway’s original novel as well as the … Continue Reading #111: The Killers (1964) w/Max Allan Collins
Part of why we love the TCM Classic Film Festival is discovering movies that we’ve never heard of and feelin the sweet sting when it’s discovered they aren’t on physical … Continue Reading TCMFF 2021: The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951)
Originally Published January 25, 2018 My Leonard Bernstein tribute comes to a close as Kaci Kielmar and I discuss Bernstein’s only original film composition, 1954’s On the Waterfront.
Being on the brink of nuclear war is a niche our country has occupied as long as I’ve been alive. In the late ’70s though the concept felt all too … Continue Reading The China Syndrome (1979)
In the grand tradition of TCM Film Festivals past I didn’t stick around for the opening night film. No offense to West Side Story (1961), but I’ve seen it plenty … Continue Reading TCMFF 2021: The Getaway (1972)
Originally published August 13, 2013 Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite books, and I conveniently bought the 1939 adaptation with Sir Laurence Olivier recently (I totally didn’t come up … Continue Reading Wuthering Heights (1939)
I’m starting to think George Sidney might be one of my favorite directors. From The Harvey Girls (1946) or Viva Las Vegas (1964), Sidney was a director who knew how … Continue Reading Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Originally published January 18, 2018 My year-long Centennial Celebration kicks off with a two-episode look at composer Leonard Bernstein.
If there’s one thing we here at Ticklish Business can’t resist, it’s diving into a work of film noir. We can’t resist! So, how excited were we to learn that … Continue Reading Crossfire (1947)