Archive for January, 2018

Happy Birthday, Ida Lupino: Next on TVC

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

We’ll celebrate the centennial birthday of film legend Ida Lupino along with author Mary Ann Anderson as part of a special encore edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,  KSAV.org.

Mary Ann Anderson will join us this week as we remember the life and career of Ida Lupino, the iconic actress and pioneering film director who was born on February 4, 1918. 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, Portrait of a Soap Star: The Emily McLaughlin Story, and Louis Hayward: Behind the Iron Mask. Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera was recently updated as part of a special centennial birthday edition that includes more than 150 photographs.

In addition to talking about Ida Lupino, we will hear from Ida herself, in the form of audio highlights from a 1991 interview with author A.M. Sperber in which Ida talks about her dear friend Humphrey Bogart. Mary Ann Anderson will join us in our first hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, Mary Ann Anderson is scheduled to appear at the Larry Edmunds Bookshop on Hollywood Blvd. during the month of March. For more information, go to LarryEdmunds.com. For our listeners in Northern California, Ida Lupino: Hard, Fast and Beautiful, a month-long film festival celebrating the films of Ida Lupino, is currently showing at The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive through Saturday, Feb. 24. For tickets and more information, go to BAMPFA.org.

Our first hour will pay tribute to the life and career of Adam West, the iconic actor known to three generations of television viewers around the world as Batman (and, to fans of Family Guy, Mayor Adam West). The segment will include highlights from our interviews with actresses Lee Meriwether and Julie Newmar.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
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 (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
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 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
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 (San Francisco, CA)
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Tribute to Rose Marie: Next on TVC

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL for a special two-hour program honoring actress, singer and comedienne Rose Marie, airing Friday 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s show will be dedicated to the memory to Rose Marie, the legendary singer, actress and comedienne who passed away on Dec. 28, 2018 at the age of ninety-four. Rose Marie’s career not only spanned an amazing nine decades, but in many respects chronicled the history of entertainment in the 20th century.

You might recall that we had a chance to talk to Rose Marie in September 2012 back in 2012 here on TV CONFIDENTIAL. She was in great form that night and we covered many of the highlights of her stage, film, radio and television career, including her start on radio as Baby Rose Marie; her co-starring role opposite Phil Silvers in the Broadway production of Top Banana; her wildly successful musical stage show 4 Girls 4; the pivotal role she played early on in the career of Tim Conway; and the ground she broke while playing Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, We will replay our conversation with Rose Marie in its entirety beginning in our second hour.

Also joining us this week we will be documentary filmmaker Jason Wise. Jason is the director, co-writer and co-producer of Wait for Your Laugh, the critically acclaimed feature length motion picture documentary about Rose Marie that was released just a few weeks before she died. We’ll ask Jason about the active role that Rose Marie played in the making of Wait for Your Laugh, plus we’ll let you know about a major announcement pertaining to the film. Jason Wise will join us in our first hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
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 (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
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 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
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 (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Jaclyn Smith: Next on TVC

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jaclyn Smith will join us on this weekend’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Viewers around the world know Jaclyn Smith for her many roles in such popular TV shows, TV movies, films and miniseries as The District, Christine Cromwell, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Rage of Angels, George Washington and Florence Nightingale, not to mention her starring role as Kelly Garrett on the original Charlie’s Angels. Eighty percent of women between the ages of thirty-five and sixty know Jaclyn for her brand of products, including her line of clothing, furnishings, home products and fabrics that are available at Kmart—and, more recently, her own skincare products and line of wigs.

The first celebrity ever to develop her own brand, every product that Jaclyn has developed reflects her personal values, tastes or a part of her experience, while also meeting the needs of her customers. In fact, in many respects, you could say that Jaclyn’s success in business comes down to her ability to listen—to her partners, her designers and, above all, her customers. That trait, listening, stems directly from her success as an actress.

We will ask Jaclyn how she came to build her brand, which now includes the Spencer Layette collection, a line of infant wear that she started with her daughter, Spencer (and which prominently features her granddaughter, Bea). We’ll also talk to her about her career in film and television, plus we’ll find out which team she rooted for in last year’s World Series. Jaclyn Smith will join us in our second hour.

Jaclyn Smith recently launched a new line of skincare products (including a day cream and sun block), all of which were designed with anti-aging ingredients with retinol antioxidants and peptides. All seven products in the skincare collection were designed with the help of Jaclyn’s husband, Dr. Brad Allen. To learn more about them, go to JaclynSmithBeauty.com. For more information on the Spencer Layette collection, as well as her upcoming new line of wigs, go to JaclynSmith.com.

Our first hour will include a brand new DVD report in which Greg Ehrbar looks at the releases of such Filmation titles as She-Ra: Princess of Power. Joining Greg this week will be our friend Chris Korman. Chris’ stepfather, the late actor George diCenzo, provided voices for many Filmation series, including She-Ra. Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will bring us This Week in TV History.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
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 (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
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 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
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 (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Ken Berry: Next on TVC

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Singer, actor and dancer Ken Berry will join us on this weekend’s edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Once described as “a double-triple threat” because of his accomplishments as a singer, dancer and actor on stage, film, on television, Ken Berry has entertained audiences for more than six decades. That’s a claim that not every performer can make.

Ken will join us this week to share a few memories about his career in the entertainment industry, from his early years with the Billy Barnes Revue and working in Las Vegas alongside Abbott and Costello, to his successful runs on F Troop, Mayberry, R.F.D., and Mama’s Family. We’ll talk about his friendship with Buster Keaton (not to mention the major influence the silent film star had on his career), the important roles that Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball and Leonard Nimoy all played in various points in his career, his many appearance on top TV variety shows and specials, and a few other surprises. Ken Berry will join us in our second hour.

Greg Ehrbar will join us in our first hour for a new DVD report, plus Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will bring us This Week in TV History.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
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 (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
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 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
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 (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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