Archive for March, 2016

Tributes to Garry Shandling, Robert Horton and Joe Garagiola: Next on TVC

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Authors James Rosin and Bob Leszczak will join us on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Music and TV historian Bob Leszczak returns this week with some inside scoop on the second season of The Odd Couple, the Matthew Perry reimagining of the classic Neil Simon play, which returns to CBS on Thursday, April 7. Bob’s books include The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen, a comprehensive look at The Odd Couple and its various incarnation over the past five decades, and From Small Screen to Vinyl: A Guide to Television Stars Who Made Records, 1950-2000. We’ll also pay tribute to Al Molinaro (Murray the Cop on the iconic ABC-TV version of The Odd Couple starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman), among other things, when Bob Leszczak joins us in our first hour.

Our second hour will remember some of the many film and TV celebrities who passed away last week. Television historian James Rosin (Wagon Train: The Television Series, Route 66: The Television Series) will pay tribute to Robert Horton, Peter Brown and director James Sheldon, plus we’ll play highlights from our previous conversations with Alan Zweibel, co-creator of It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, about Garry Shandling, and Stephen Battaglio, author of From Yesterday to Today: Six Decades of America’s Favorite Morning Show, about Joe Garagiola.

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The Golden Age of Wicked Women: Next on TVC

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Film historian Douglas Brode will join us on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on  Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Film historian Douglas Brode returns this week for a look at what he calls the Golden Age of Wicked Women in the movies: the twenty-year period from the start of the 1960s through the end of the 1970s that coincided with the sexual revolution throughout the Western world and shifting mores in movies in general. During this time we saw a host of femme fatales dominate the screen not only in B movies and exploitation flicks such as Invasion of the Bee Girls, Too Hot to Handle, Queen of Blood, Prehistoric Women, The Million Eyes of Su-Maru and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, but also Hollywood A-movies (such as the James Bond films) and international cinema (including Emmanuelle and In the Realm of the Senses).

Doug’s latest book, Deadlier Than the Male: Femme Fatales of 1960s and 1970s Cinema, not only explores this phenomenon, but profiles nearly 100 actresses who achieved cult status as a result of these films, including Joan Collins, Julie Newmar, Martine Beswick, Anitra Ford, Sybil Danning, Tura Satana, Celeste Yarnell and Victoria Vetri. The book also includes more than 300 photographs (many of which are rarely seen), plus previously unknown details about the lives of these actresses, and other essential information. Douglas Brode will join us in our second hour.

Our first hour will include a tribute to Abe Vigoda as part of This Week in TV History, plus a new DVD report.

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Pamela Tiffin: From Hollywood to Rome: Next on TVC

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Sixties cinema historian Tom Lisanti will join us on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Once described as one of the grooviest people of the 1960s, Pamela Tiffin seemed destined for motion picture stardom after her stellar debuts opposite Geraldine Page and Laurence Harvey in Summer and Smoke (1961) and James Cagney in One, Two, Three (1961). However, despite her impressive turns in such later films as Come Fly with Me (1963), The Pleasure Seekers (1964) and Harper (1966), Tiffin’s acting career ended almost as quickly as began, partly because Hollywood filmmakers never knew what to do with her.

Tiffin’s career is the subject of Pamela Tiffin: Hollywood to Rome, 1961-1974, a new book by sixties film historian Tom Lisanti that not only provides a comprehensive look at her work in film and television, but includes insight from Tiffin herself (as well as such co-stars as Franco Nero), while also exploring the reasons why she remains a cult film icon. Tom Lisanti will join us at the end of our first hour.

This week’s program will also include a tribute to George Kennedy as part of This Week in TV History, plus a brand new DVD report.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
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Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
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Cutting It in Hollywood: The World of TV Editing: Next on TVC

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Emmy Award-winning film editor Mitchell Danton will join us on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

The son of actress Julie Adams and actor/director Ray Danton, Mitchell Danton, ACE spent much of his childhood observing the editing process on the various TV shows and movies that his father directed. This inspired an early interest in film editing that eventually led to a job as a post-production assistant on Cagney & Lacey, where Mitch moved up the editing ranks before deciding to attend the USC School of Cinema/Television, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1990, and earned Phi Beta Kappa honors. Since that time, Mitch has established himself as one of the top editors in television, working on such diverse shows as Christy, Saving Grace, The Trials of Rosie O’Neill, Beverly Hills 90210, Dawson’s Creek, In Plain Sight, and Survivor, plus many made-for-TV movies, the Peabody Award-winning series Switched at Birth, and the acclaimed ABC miniseries The Path to 9/11 (for which he won an Emmy).

A gifted teacher, Mitch is also the author of Cutting It in Hollywood: Top Film Editors Share Their Journeys, an anecdotal “how to” book that takes you inside the trenches of post-production, with stories and examples drawn from the wisdom and real world experience of more than twenty top-notch film editors, all of whom learned their craft from cutting blockbuster movies and hit TV shows. The book includes an introduction by three-time Academy Award winner Michael Kahn, ACE. If you’re a film student, an aspiring film editor, or an assistant editor looking to move up the ranks, you’ll definitely want to tune in when Mitchell Danton joins us for our second hour.

Our first hour will include a new edition of This Week in TV History, plus a new DVD report.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri and Mon 3pm ET, Noon PT and Sat 6pm ET, 3pm PT on GLN Radio Network
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
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