Archive for June, 2012

Judy Tenuta (and Her Accordion!): Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Actress/comedienne Judy Tenuta, actor/comedian Hank Garrett, pop culture historian Wesley Hyatt and talk show host Stu Shostak will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

The Aphrodite of the Accordion, Judy Tenuta is currently featured in the independent film Going Down in La-La Land, which is now available on demand, and Gibsonburg, which opens in theaters across the country on Wednesday, July 4. In addition, Judy has just published a fun new book, Full Frontal Tenudity, that not only includes recipes for food, friends and fun that reflects Judy’s unique take on life, but also a “Hollywood to English Dictionary” that offers a hilarious take on what people really mean when they talk on the red carpet. We’ll talk about that, and more, when The Love Goddess joins us in our first hour.

Our second hour this week will feature a replay of our conversation with Tony Figueroa, Donna Allen and actor/comedian Hank Garrett (Car 54, Where Are You?, The Producers, Serpico, Three Days of the Condor, The Boys Next Door, Paris). With both Season One and Season Two of Car 54 now available on DVD, we’ll ask Hank about his experience working with Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Joe E. Ross, Nat Hiken, Robert Redford, Sammy Davis Jr., James Earl Jones and other show business legends. (If you order Car 54 directly through Hank, he will autograph the DVD for you, and all proceeds will benefit disabled veterans.)

Also this week: pop culture historian Wesley Hyatt (The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television, Television’s Top 100) and talk show host Stu Shostak (Stu’s Show) will help us pay tribute to Richard Dawson and the legacy of the iconic game shows Match Game and Family Feud.

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Everything You Want to Know About Comedy, Plus the Man with the Golden Ear: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Television writer/producer David Misch and author/journalist Rich Podolsky will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

We will take a serious look at comedy as we welcome longtime television writer and producer David Misch. David began his career in show business for writing for such TV series as Mork and Mindy, Police Squad!, Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman; he also written and/or produced shows for every major broadcast and cable network, including the award-winning animated series Duckman. David is the author of FUNNY: THE BOOK: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Comedy, an entertaining look at the art of comedy from every conceivable angle: historical, musical, psychological, philosophical and everything in between. David’s book also explores comedy from the worlds of movies, television and stand-up, including the impact of such iconic comedians as Buster Keaton, Groucho Marx, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Woody Allen, as well as answers the eternal question “Why are fart jokes funny?” We’ll learn the answer to that, a whole lot more, when David Misch joins us in our second hour.

David Misch will be presenting A Brief History of Timing: A Comedy Chronicle at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 24 beginning at 2pm. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended. Call (877) 722-4849. David will also be appearing at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood on Thursday, July 26 beginning at 7pm. For more information, go to the Author Events page at BookSoup.com.

Also this week, we will take you back to the early 1960s and the golden age of AM radio as we welcome our guest Rich Podolsky. Rich is the author of called DON KIRSCHNER: The Man with the Golden Ear, a new biography about the music impresario that also tells the story of Aldon Music, the song publishing co-founded by Kirschner and Al Nevins that was not only responsible for some of the biggest hits in music history (including “On Broadway,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “The Locomotion,” “Up on a Roof,” “One Fine Day,” “Go Away Little Girl,” “You Lost That Lovin Feeling,” “Splish Splash” and “Dream Lover”), but also developed some of the greatest and most prolific songwriters and performers the music industry has ever known, including Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Connie Francis, Tony Orlando, Gerry Goffin, Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, Barry Mann, Jack Keller and Carole King.

Don Kirschner also left his mark on television: he developed The Monkees and created The Archies in the 1960s before bringing rock n roll to late night television in the 1970s with Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert. We will talk about the legacy of Don Kirschner, not to mention the stories behind so many of these great songs, when Rich Podolsky joins us in our first hour.

Rich Podolksy will be appearing at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood on Sunday, July 22 beginning at 4pm. For more information, go to the Author Events page at BookSoup.com.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Thu 9pm, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KWTY-FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
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Dee Wallace, Plus the Life and Films of Richard Donner: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Actress Dee Wallace and author James Christie will join us on a special edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

We’ll mark the 30th anniversary of the release of E.T. The Extraterrestrial with an encore presentation of our conversation with the star of E.T., Dee Wallace. Dee’s book, Bright Light: Spiritual Lessons from a Life in Acting, shares some of the lessons she’s learned throughout her journey as an actress and teacher, including great stories about her work in such films as Cujo, The Howling, 10 and E.T., as well as such TV shows as Streets of San Francisco, Lou Grant, Hart to Hart, CHiPs, Saving Grace and Ghost Whisperer. Our conversation with Dee Wallace will air in our first hour.

Then, in our second hour, we’ll replay our conversation with James Chrisite about iconic film and television director Richard Donner. James’ book, You’re The Director: You Figure It Out, not only takes you behind the scenes of such movies as The Omen, Superman and the Lethal Weapon series, but looks at Donner’s career in television ― and, particularly, how his work on such shows as The Twilight Zone, Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Wild, Wild West helped shape many of Donner’s sensibilities as a motion picture director.

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Ida Lupino Beyond the Camera, plus a Tribute to Kathryn Joosten: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Authors Mary Ann Anderson and Wesley Hyatt will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Born into a show business family, Ida Lupino did not want to be an actress: what she really wanted to do was write. After establishing herself as a performer in film and radio during the Golden Age of Hollywood, she became one of the first women to establish herself as a motion picture writer, producer and director in 1949 — a time when the movie industry was still predominately male-driven. And though she continued to act in films and television throughout the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, Ida also left her mark as a director in television, helming episodes of such classic shows as The Fugitive, The Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke, The Untouchables, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Rifleman, Have Gun, Will Travel, Bewitched and Gilligan’s Island.

Ida Lupino was small in stature, but her personality was larger than life. So it is only fitting that she is the subject of not one, but two new books by author Mary Ann Anderson: Ida Lupino Beyond the Camera, the story of Ida’s life and career, told in the actress’ own words, and Mr. Adams and Eve Illustrated, a behind-the-scenes look at the classic television series starring Ida Lupino and her second husband, Howard Duff. We’ll talk about Ida’s work in film and television, as well as the story of her often tumultuous relationship with Howard Duff, when Mary Ann Anderson joins us in our second hour.

Joining us during our first hour will be pop culture historian Wesley Hyatt. The author of many books on music and television, including Television’s Top 100 and The Billboard Book of No. 1 Adult Contemporary Hits, Wes will help us pay tribute to music icons Donna Summer and Robin Gibb, including their contributions to television and impact on the music industry.

Also this week: We will remember actress Kathryn Joosten by replaying our conversation with the Emmy Award-winning star of Desperate Housewives from November 2011.

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

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Dave White Presents

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Do the “Time Warp” when Marley’s Ghost and the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW headline the next “Dave White Presents”!

For 25 years, Marley’s Ghost has been a roots band playing bagpipes, blues, reggae, country and folk. Their 10th album, JUBILEE, has just been released, and celebration is the right word! For one thing, JUBILEE was produced by 81 year old Cowboy Jack Clement. He worked with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins back at Sun Records. In fact Clemen was the guy who told Jerry Lee Lewis to come back with something rock ‘n roll. So credit Clement with inspiring “Great Balls of Fire.”

On Tuesday June 5, singer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Wheatman will tell you other stories about JUBILEE including the other heavy-hitters who joined in the fun including Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Marty Stuart. Wheatman will get inside the two clever songs we’ll play for you including one co-written by Levon Helm about a cotton farmer who, ah, had to plant an alternate crop. “Hank and Audrey” is all about the wild relationship between Hank and Audrey Williams. Wild is the right word, alright . . .

Speaking of wild, why is THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW such a phenomena? Forty years after its debut, it’s still the longest running movie being shown in theatres, usually at those famous midnight matinees. Why does it inspire grown men to dress up in fish-net stockings and prompt viewers to throw food at the screen?

Dave Thompson, author of a new ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW history, has some ideas about the whys of RHPS along with many stories behind the production. Did you know it all started when Richard O’Brien wrote the play because he wasn’t permitted to play Herod as Elvis in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar? Did you know there have been 118 “Original Cast” soundtrack recordings from countries as diverse as Peru, Iceland, the Philippines, Panama, and Germany? Thompson covers it all, including the “The Rocky Horror Picture Show Audience Participation Survival Kit” which lists everything you must bring to any screening.

On top of all that, Dave White chats with a new KSAV host named Mark Silverman. His upcoming show is called “Talking Time Share.” What is it all about? Find out Tuesday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–

www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show with Digital Audio Recording (DAR)–

http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

But if you miss the premiere broadcast, fear not! On Wed. June 6, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes and through TEVO, or on the player at–

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

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Wes Britton’s review of Marley’s Ghost’ JUBILEE is posted at:

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-marleys-ghost-jubilee/

Wes Britton’s review of The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Music on Film Series by Dave Thompson is posted at:

http://www.bookpleasures.com/websitepublisher/articles/4924/1/The-Rocky-Horror-Picture-Show-Music-on-Film-Series-Reviewed-By-Dr-Welsey-Britton-of-Bookpleasurescom/Page1.html#.T7azurXdPkU


Dr. Wesley Britton
www.spywise.net

Co-host, Dave White Presents
www.audioentertainment.org/dwp