Diane Baker: Next on TVC

June 30th, 2015

Actress and producer Diane Baker, television writer Paul Robert Coyle, and author John McElwee will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Best known for her acting appearances in The Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie, Straight-Jacket, Route 66, The Invaders, House, Law and Order: SVU, The Fugitive, and other films and TV series, Diane Baker is also an accomplished producer of many films and documentaries, including To Climb a Mountain for HBO and the Emmy-nominated miniseries A Woman of Substance starring Deborah Kerr. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the Motion Pictures & Television Acting School at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, one of the largest film schools in the country, and a position that she has held for more than ten years.

We’ll ask Diane about how she first made the transition from acting to producing, as well as how she became involved with the Academy of Art University (and the school’s recent collaboration with director Roger Corman). But she’ll also share some memories of her work on The Diary of Anne Frank, Perry Mason, Kojak and other films and TV series. Diane Baker will join us in our second hour.

Also joining us this week will be our friend Paul Robert Coyle. Paul began his career as a television writer writing for The Streets of San Francisco and Barnaby Jones, plus he’s written for such shows as Crazy Like a Fox, Simon and Simon, Jake and the Fatman, Xena: Warrior Princess and Stephen King’s The Dead Zone.

Our first hour will feature John McElwee, curator of the Greenbriar Picture Shows movie website, and a consultant on many documentaries about the Golden Age of Hollywood. John’s book, Showmen, Sell It Hot! Movies as Merchandise in Golden Era Hollywood, examines the often innovative marketing campaigns for such classic motion pictures as Stagecoach, King Kong, The Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard, On the Waterfront, Frankenstein, Dracula, A Night at the Opera and Rebel Without a Cause. The book includes hundreds of color and black-and-white photographs, plus great stories about the various ways in which movies were promoted in the era before television.

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Imagine, If You Will: Bob Crane, John Candy and Rod Serling: Next on TVC

June 23rd, 2015

Authors Robert Crane and Anne Serling will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s show will feature Part 2 of our conversation with Robert Crane, the eldest son of Bob Crane, and the co-author of CRANE: Sex, Celebrity and My Father’s Unsolved Murder, a memoir of growing up with Bob Crane as a father before, during and after Hogan’s Heroes that also provides an account and commentary of the investigation and prosecution of the Bob Crane murder case, from the perspective of the Crane family. We will take you back to the events of June 29, 1978, when Bob was summoned to the crime scene in Scottsdale, Arizona and identified his father’s body — but we’ll also ask about the years in which Bob worked with, and became good friends with, comedian John Candy. We will play Part 2 of our conversation with Robert Crane in our second hour.

Also this week: Sunday, June 28 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Rod Serling. With that in mind, we will mark the occasion by replaying our conversation from May 2013 with Rod’s daughter, Anne Serling, author of AS I KNEW HIM: My Dad, Rod Serling.

Most conversations about Rod Serling these days to focus on him being as a creative force… an entity, if you will. Rarely, if at all, do we think of Rod Serling as a person — a real live, flesh and blood human being who was a loving husband and a devoted father who played on the floor with his dogs, had nicknames for everyone in the family, liked to watch The Flintstones and pull practical jokes, and had a laugh that was as infectious as his zest for life itself. That’s the image of Rod Serling that Anne evokes in her book. Very close to her father, she was devastated by his death but eventually overcame her grief, partially with the help of The Twilight Zone. We will replay our conversation with Anne Serling during our first hour.

REMINDER: Robert Crane has provided us with an autographed copy of CRANE: Sex, Celebrity and My Father’s Unsolved Murderas a giveaway to one lucky listener. If you’d like to like to win that free copy, let us who know who YOU would cast in a movie version of Hogan’s Heroes. Email us your Dream Cast to talk@tvconfidential.net or (send us a message through our Facebook page, Facebook.com/TVCONFIDENTIAL) before 11:59pm ET on Wednesday, July 1. The winner will be selected from a random drawing. We will announce the winner on the July 8-13 edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL.

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Life with Bob Crane: Before, During and After Hogan’s Heroes: Next on TVC

June 16th, 2015

Author, journalist and screenwriter Robert Crane — the eldest son of actor Bob Crane — will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Robert Crane’s life changed forever on the afternoon of Thursday, June 29, 1978, when he was summoned to the crime scene in Scottsdale, Arizona and identify his father’s body after Bob Crane was found brutally slain in an apartment in Scottsdale, Arizona — a murder that remains unsolved to this day. And while Robert Crane will always be linked to that tragedy, and the fallout surrounding the positive and sordid sides of his father, he has also carved out a successful career as a freelance author and journalist for such publications as Playboy, Oui and the Los Angeles Times, as well as six years as a publicist, producer and confidant to actor John Candy.

Robert Crane shares in his story in a new book, CRANE: Sex, Celebrity and My Father’s Unsolved Murder, which he co-authored along with his longtime collaborator, Christopher Fryer. A memoir of growing up with Bob Crane as a father before, during and after Hogan’s Heroes, the book not only provides a first-person account and commentary of how authorities handled the investigation and prosecution of the Bob Crane murder case, but tells the story of Robert’s own life, and his desire to find love and permanence in a life where those things continually slip away. Robert Crane joins us in the studio in our second hour.

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Richard Anderson: At Last… a Memoir: Next on TVC

June 9th, 2015

Actor Richard Anderson and film historian Alan Doshna will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Most of you know Richard Anderson as either Oscar Goldman on The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, Lieutenant Steve Drumm on the final season of Perry Mason, Dr. Richard Malcolm, the title character in The Night Strangler. But scroll down the list of Richard’s credits, and you’ll find that he not only appeared in some of the most iconic films of all time — including Forbidden Planet, Seven Days in May, John Frankenheimer’s Seconds, Martin Ritt’s The Long, Hot Summer and Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory— but he either worked with, got to know or otherwise crossed paths with some of the most iconic names in motion picture history… one of whom, by the way, played a pivotal role very early in Richard’s career.

Richard talks about these and other key moments in his life in Richard Anderson: At Last… A Memoir, a new book from BearManor Media that also goes behind the scenes of his years as a contract player with MGM, while also revealing some interesting things about Richard that you probably never knew before. Richard Anderson will join us in our second hour.

Also joining us this week will be actor, writer and film historian Alan Doshna. A contributor to such publications as Filmfax magazine, and the associate producer of the documentary The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr., Al was the collaborator on Richard Anderson: At Last… A Memoir.

Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will continue our look at long-running network and cable shows that recently ended, while Greg Ehrbar’s DVD report will include a personal remembrance of Jayne Meadows and Anne Meara.

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A Return Visit from Don Most: Next on TVC

June 2nd, 2015

Singer/actor Don Most will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Known to two generations of TV viewers as Ralph Malph on Happy Days, Don Most is also an accomplished musical performer who is about to embark on a summer-long national tour of his live musical show, Donny Most Sings and Swings, which celebrates the standards, swing and big band-style of music that Don himself has loved since he was a kid, while also paying tribute to such greats as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mel Torme and Don’s longtime idol, Bobby Darin. We’ll ask Don about some of his musical influences (and, of course, a few questions about Happy Days) when he joins us in our second hour.

Don Most will be appearing at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 10; Belly Up in Solana Beach, near San Diego, on Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1; The Iridium in New York City on Tuesday, July 7; McCloone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park, NJ on Sunday, July 5; Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, NY on Saturday, July 25; The Center for Arts and Performance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sunday, Sept. 13; and The Brink Lounge in Madison, WI on Tuesday, Sept. 15. For more information on these and other upcoming dates, go to DonMost.net.

Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us in our first hour for our annual look at notable network and cable shows that recently ended. Among other topics, we’ll weigh in on the series finale of Mad Men and the final broadcast of The Late Show with David Letterman.

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Mick Martin and Marvin J. Wolf: Next on TVC

May 26th, 2015

Author, musician and radio host Mick Martin and author/screenwriter Marvin J. Wolf will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

This week’s program will include a return visit from author, journalist and musician Mick Martin, a man who has enjoyed a long, interesting and successful career in two seemingly opposite fields. For many years, Mick was the film critic for such newspapers as The Sacramento Union. He was also the co-author of Video Movie Guide, the annual guide to movies and TV shows available on home video, as well as the collaborator on such books as Them Ornery Mitchum Boys, the memoirs of character actor John Mitchum. At the same time Mick has enjoyed a long career as a blues musician, having played alongside Bo Diddley, The Yardbirds, Jimmy Smith, and Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones. He currently hosts Mick Martin’s Blues Party, a weekend radio program heard on Capital Public Radio.

Mick has interviewed hundreds of actors and musicians throughout his career, including Clint Walker, Jack Kelly and Christopher Lee, plus he has a lifelong admiration for the work of many of the great film and TV character actors of the past sixty years. Mick Martin will join us in our first hour.

Our second hour will feature Part 2 of our conversation with author, journalist and screenwriter Marvin J. Wolf (Beating the Odds, Fallen Angels, Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam’s Firebase Kate). Marv is also a decorated U.S. Army veteran who did tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam, as well as statewide. As a matter of fact, while he was in the Army, Marv worked behind the scenes with John Wayne on the making of the movie The Green Berets. We’ll talk about that, and more, during our second hour.
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Remembering Bob Hope on His Birthday: Next on TVC

May 19th, 2015

Bill Daily, Connie Stevens and comedy writer Bob Mills will join us on a special encore presentation of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, we’ll mark the occasion with a replay of our 2013 tribute to Bob Hope, the iconic entertainer who would have turned 112 this coming May 29.

Joining us in the studio will be longtime comedy writer Bob Mills. Bob spent about two decades in network television, first as a staff writer with The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts in the mid 1970s before beginning a 15-year stint as a staff writer for Bob Hope throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. Though Hope was 75 when Mills started writing for him, in many respects he was just beginning to hit his stride as a performer. We’ll find out why when Bob Mills joins us in our first hour.

Bob Mills is also the author of The Laugh Makers, a great book that not only provides insight into both Bob Hope the comedian and Bob Hope the person, but takes you behind the scenes of the last decades of the network variety show while also paying tribute to the “Gag Men” and “Gag Women” who made it happen.

In keeping with our theme this week, we’ll round out the show with replays of our 2014 conversations with singer/actress Connie Stevens (who performed with Bob Hope many times, both on television and on his USO tours) and actor Bill Daily (who channeled Bob Hope when he played Roger Healey on I Dream of Jeannie). Bill Daily, by the way, will be appearing with Barbara Eden at this year’s Fan Expo Dallas, May 29 thru May 31.

 

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Wonder Woman, Joan Benedict Steiger, plus Living Life One Blink at a Time: Next on TVC

May 12th, 2015

Actress Joan Benedict Steiger and author Ismail and Cheryl Tsieprati will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s program will include a return visit from actress Joan Benedict Steiger. Joan’s television career ranges from such classic shows as The Steve Allen Show and the original Candid Camera, to General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. She also has two new movies coming out later this year, plus we’ll ask about her upcoming book, Brooklyn Baby, in which she writes about overcoming the loss of the three great loves in her life — one of which was Oscar winner Rod Steiger. Joan Benedict Steiger will join us in our first hour.

Speaking of people who have overcome obstacles, also joining us this week will be authors Ismail and Cheryl Tsieprati. In 1989, Ismail was running a very successful film and video production business when he learned that he had Amyothropic Lateral Sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease), a gradual weakening of nerve cells that allow the brain to control muscle movement. Most people with ALS die within five years of diagnosis. Ismail, however, is not only still alive, but he and Cheryl have continued to live life as fully as possible, despite his debilitating condition. We’ll learn about their amazing story, and the role that classic television plays in it, when Ismail and Cheryl join us at the end of our first hour.

Ismail and Cheryl’s book, One Blink at a Time, includes practical advice on how to face the challenges of living with ALS, plus a heartfelt foreword from Phil Gries.

Our second hour will include an encore presentation of our conversation with Mike Pingel, author of Channel Surfing: Wonder Woman, everything you want to know about the classic TV series starring Lynda Carter that currently airs Saturday nights on Me-TV. Plus: As David Letterman gets ready for his final week on CBS, we’ll take a look at the mark he left on late night television, both on NBC and CBS.

 

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Fred de Cordova and The Inside Story of Soap: Next on TVC

May 5th, 2015

Authors Mark Bennett and A.S. Berman will join us on a special encore edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

In the early 1990s, Fred de Cordova — the legendary producer and director of such classic television series as The Jack Benny Program, Burns and Allen, The George Gobel Show, My Three Sons, The Bob Cummings Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson — was more or less winding down his career when he happened to meet Mark Bennett, a young actor and producer who at the time had recently relocated to Los Angeles from his native Colorado. In an unlikely twist, Fred not only became Mark’s friend and mentor, but would lead Mark on a journey that would change both their lives.

That story is at the heart of The Big Show, a memoir of Mark’s years working with Fred de Cordova. Though set in the world of set business, The Big Show is, at its heart, a story about mentorship that readers will enjoy no matter what their profession. The book includes a very heartfelt foreword by comedian Bob Newhart. Mark Bennett will join us in our first hour.

This week’s program will also include a replay of our conversation from May 2014 about Soap, the long-running ABC comedy series that was as passionate and controversial as the era in which it was made (1977-1981). Though often dismissed as a mere parody of daytime soap operas, Soap tackled sex, death, depression, infidelity, homosexuality, transsexuality and other taboo subjects with a wit and gentleness that had never been seen on American television. It was also a show that both ad-hoc groups and the mainstream media universally hated ― albeit for different reasons ― long before a single episode ever actually aired. But Soap not only survived all the controversy, it thrived, launching the careers of Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, and Katherine Helmond, while also establishing Susan Harris as one of television’s premier writer/producers.

Soap is also the subject of Soap: The Unauthorized Inside Story of the Sitcom That Broke ALL The Rules, an excellent book by A.S. Berman that includes a foreword by Soap actor Jay Johnson. A.S. Berman will join us for an extended conversation that will begin near the end of our first hour.

 

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Ida Lupino and The Great One: Next on TVC

April 28th, 2015

Author Mary Ann Anderson will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

Mary Ann Anderson will return for Part 2 of our conversation on the life and career of pioneering actress and directorIda Lupino. Mary’s books include Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera, the story of Ida’s life and career (in Ida’s own words),The Making of The Hitch-Hiker: Illustrated, a behind-the-scenes look at the classic 1953 film noir thriller directed by Ida Lupino, and Portrait of a Soap Star: The Emily McLaughlin Story.

We’ll talk about Ida’s work in television, plus we’ll hear more of the 1991 interview with author A.M. Sperber(one of the last interviews that Ida Lupino gave). Mary Ann Anderson will join us in our second hour.

This week’s show will also include an encore presentation of Phil Gries’ look at Jackie Gleason, the short-lived prime time talk show that the Great One hosted on CBS in 1961. Though the series came about by accident (following the disastrous one-night run of Gleason’s game show, You’re in the Picture), Jackie Gleason showed that Gleason was as adept a conversationalist as he was a comedian.

All this, plus This Week in TV History and a new DVD report. It’s a full program as always, and we certainly hope you’ll join us.

 

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