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
Kristen may be out this week but the Ticklish Trio holds down the fort by getting detective lessons from Buster Keaton! They’re discussing 1924’s Sherlock Jr., Buster Keaton’s vaudeville past … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #110: Sherlock Jr. (1924)
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.
Originally published January 18, 2018 My year-long Centennial Celebration kicks off with a two-episode look at composer Leonard Bernstein.
We may not be gathering in-person this year for the TCM Classic Film Festival, but in its place we’ll be sharing the top 3 memories we have from festivals past. … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #109: Top 3 TCM Classic Film Festival Memories
Actress Kym Karath sits down with Kristen and Kimberly to discuss being a child star, her memories of working with Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music, and meeting Paul Newman. … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #108: Kym Karath on Child Stardom and ‘The Sound of Music’
The Ticklish Trio says maybe this time they’ll win as they discuss Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Bob Fosse’s Cabaret. If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #82: Musical March – Cabaret (1972)
Bob Koster joins Kristen and Kimberly to talk about his father, director Henry Koster. Hear about Henry’s journey out of Germany, what makes his movies special, and Kristen confesses to … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #107: Bob Koster On His Father, Henry Koster
In honor of Debbie Reynold’s passing, special guest Lady P and I honor the lady of song and dance by talking about her films and Academy Award-nominated performance in The … Continue Reading Ticklish Business – Debbie Reynolds Tribute/The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Earlier this year we lost the great Christopher Plummer and in his honor we’re talking about his star-making role in The Sound of Music. Though the role didn’t immediately please … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #106: Sound of Music
Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography author William Schoell sits down with Kristen and Samantha to talk about Joan Crawford, her career at MGM, and her Oscar-winning role in 1945’s Mildred Pierce. Listen … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #105: Mildred Pierce (1945 with William Schoell)
Two years ago Kristen sat down to talk to Julie Garfield about her famous father, actor John Garfield. The interview is finally out in honor of Garfield’s upcoming birthday and … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #104: Julie Garfield on Her Father, John Garfield
We’re talking about not one but two features to celebrate the centennial of the ultimate glamour girl, Lana Turner. We deconstruct the Peyton Place (1957) and Imitation of Life (1959), as well as getting … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #103: Lana Turner Centennial
We’re celebrating actress Donna Reed’s centennial with a look at her career, the nature of persona, and her Oscar-winning role in 1953’s From Here to Eternity.
It’s that time, wherein Kristen, Samantha, and Drea gather round to honor the new classic features they discovered in 2020. From the works of Paul Newman, to 1930s Edward G. … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #101: Top 3 New Discoveries of 2020