Archive for April, 2016

Wes and Carol and Chris and Prince: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Pop culture author Wesley Hyatt and Chris Korman, son of Harvey Korman, will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Wesley Hyatt will join us this week for the first of a two-part conversation that will take you behind the scenes of The Carol Burnett Show, one of the longest running variety series in the history of network television, and one of the most beloved. The Carol Burnett Show won twenty-five Emmy Awards during its eleven years on CBS, while also providing millions of belly laughs every week. And yet, despite its accomplishments its place in TV history has often been overlooked. We’ll talk about that, and more, when Wes joins us in our first hour.

Wes’ latest book, The Carol Burnett Show Companion: So Glad We Had This Time, is a comprehensive look at The Carol Burnett Show. Wes spent three years researching the series, hunting down episodes that were not otherwise available to the public at the time, plus he interviewed nearly every key writer on the Burnett show, as well as many notable guest stars, including John Byner, Barbara Feldon, Michele Lee, Gloria Loring, Wayne Rogers, Kaye Ballard, David Hartman, Ronnie Schell and Pat Carroll. The book also includes commentary from Chris Korman, Harvey Korman’s son.

Speaking of Chris Korman, Chris will also join us this week to share insight into Harvey Korman, the person. While most people think of Harvey Korman as one of TV’s great second bananas (both on The Carol Burnett Show, as well as The Danny Kaye Show), he was also a gifted teacher, a dedicated actor, and a mentor to many young writers and comedians, not to mention a loving father who instilled a lot of wisdom and life lessons that Chris still lives by today. Chris Korman will join us in our second hour.

This week’s show will also include a tribute to Prince, the music legend who, among other things, was one of the artists who helped define MTV in the early 1980s. The segment will include highlights from our June 2011 conversation with Jason Draper, author of Prince: Chaos, Disruption and Revolution.

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Daytime Emmys and the Return of Budd Moss: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Emmy Award winner David Michaels and film and TV agent Budd Moss will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Budd Burton Moss returns this week for Part 2 of our conversation about his career as a Hollywood agent and talent manager, which spans the Golden Age of Hollywood and Golden Age of Television right on through the digital age. One of the great raconteurs in the entertainment industry, Budd shares many of his stories in a two-volume memoir, All I Got Was 10 Percent: What It’s Like to Be a (Famous) Hollywood Agent (Vol. I) and Hollywood: Sometimes the Reality is Better Than the Dream (Vol. II). All Got Was 10 Percent is a sprawling narrative that covers Budd’s early career in Hollywood (including his efforts as an actor and bullfighter, his lifelong friendship with Sidney Poitier, the circumstances that led him to become an agent under the legendary Martin Baum, and the triangle between he, Carolyn Jones and Aaron Spelling), while Hollywood: Sometimes the Reality is Better Than the Dream chronicles Budd’s later career, and particularly his efforts on behalf of Rita Hayworth, Tom Bosley, John James, Hunter Tylo and former MPAA president Jack Valenti.

Larry King says that both of Budd’s books provide “a wonderful and unique look at a part of the Golden Age in Hollywood TV and films that will never be repeated!” while the late Jack Valenti himself once described Budd as a man “never gives up and is always moving forward,” both of which are indispensable traits to a successful agent. Budd Moss will join us in our first hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, Budd Moss will be appearing at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, on Saturday, April 23 beginning at 4pm.

This week’s show will also include a return appearance by our friend David Michaels, senior executive director of the Daytime Emmy Awards Broadcast. A recipient of two Emmys himself, David has extensive experience in daytime television as a director and producer on such shows as $25,000 Pyramid, $100,000 Pyramid, Pictionary, Vicki! and Leeza.

The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, May 1 in Los Angeles, while the ceremony will be available for screening online beginning Monday, May 2. We’ll provide a sneak peek of the Daytime Emmys when David Michaels joins in our first hour.

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Toni Tennille: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Grammy Award winner Toni Tennille and legendary Hollywood agent Budd Moss will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Known to two generations as the effervescent half of Captain and Tennille ― the Grammy Award-winning pop duo that topped the charts throughout the ’70s and ’80s with such hits as “Do It to Me One More Time,” “The Way I Want to Touch You” and, of course, “Love Will Keep Us Together” ― Toni Tennille has also released numerous solo albums that celebrate her love of big band music and the Great American Songbook. In addition, she hosted her own syndicated daytime talk show, while her acting career includes appearances in many popular prime time series, as well as the lead role of Victoria Grant in the national stage tour of Victor/Victoria.

For more than four decades, of course, the image of Captain and Tennille was that of a happy, loving and seemingly unbreakable couple. Behind the scenes, however, Toni fought a lonely struggle against the controlling and often bizarre behavior of her emotionally inaccessible husband, Daryl Dragon. Toni talks about this for the very first time in a new book, Toni Tennille: A Memoir, a moving portrait that also depicts her childhood years growing up in the segregated South, her roots as a singer with the Auburn Knights Orchestra, the backstory of such popular songs as “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “Circles” and “Muskrat Love,” and the reason why The Captain and Tennille variety series only lasted one season, despite being a huge hit for ABC. Toni Tennille will join us in our second hour.

Toni Tennille will be presenting the Music Categories at this year’s Daytime Emmys Creative Arts ceremony, which will be held April 29 in Los Angeles. She’ll also be appearing at the Barnes and Noble at The Grove at Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 30 beginning at 4pm.

Also joining us this week will be Budd Burton Moss. Budd has not only spent more than fifty years as a high-powered Hollywood agent and manager, he himself is part of a family with deep roots in the motion picture industry: his father, Louis B. Moss, was a film editor at 20th Century Fox, while his uncle Sam Zimbalist was one of the great producers at MGM during the Golden Age of Hollywood. After originally aspiring to be a bullfighter and actor, Budd began his career as an agent in 1959, spending nine years learning the craft under the legendary Martin Baum before launching his own agency, The Burton Moss Agency, which is still active today.

Not only has Budd represented some of the brightest stars in film, television and sports over the past six decades, he had a hand in casting in many of the most iconic comedy and dramatic series in TV history. We’ll talk about some of Budd’s adventures in television when he joins us in our first hour.

Budd Moss has recently released his memoirs as a two-volume series: All I Got Was 10 Percent: What It’s Like to Be a (Famous) Hollywood Agent (Vol. I) and Hollywood: Sometimes the Reality is Better Than the Dream (Vol. II). He’ll be appearing at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, on Saturday, April 23 beginning at 4pm.

This week’s show will also spotlight the career of actor/producer William Conrad as part of This Week in TV History.

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Remembering Patty Duke and Joi Lansing: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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

Author Alexis Hunter will join us this week for an intimate look at the life of singer/actress Joi Lansing, the legendary Blonde Bombshell whom most of you know for her appearances in such movies and TV series as Singin’ in the Rain, Marriage on the Rocks, A Hole in the Head, Maverick, Perry Mason, I Love Lucy, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Adventures of Superman and the famous opening tracking sequence of Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil.

The studio system made Joi Lansing a star, but it also created pressures for her to maintain that image of physical beauty and the perennial object of desire of every man in the world. That image also impeded Joi’s personal life, as Alexis notes in her book, Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For, a memoir about her life with Joi Lansing, which began in 1969 and continued until Joi’s death from breast cancer in August 1972. Alexis Hunter will join us in our second hour.

Our first hour will include a 30-minute tribute to Patty Duke, the Oscar-winning and Emmy Award-winning actress who died last week at the age of 69. We’ll also have a new DVD report and This Week in TV History.

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