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English, TV & Video, 1 season, 126 episodes, 4 days, 14 hours, 9 minutes
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Film critic Kristen Lopez along with co-hosts Drea Clark and Samantha Ellis invite special guests to discuss classic Hollywood, the films and stars that continue to shine brightly for audiences today.
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#182: A Hard Day's Night (1964)

It was a hard day's night getting this episode together after our guest backed out last minute. Thankfully, Emily is back and we're celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Beatles' cinematic debut in A Hard Day's Night. We talk about the Fab Four turned actors, the way this movie tried to sell a soundtrack, and far too many connections to Spice World. This episode was created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Gates Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Krista Painter McF Rachel Clark A Button Called Smalls Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Nicholas Montano Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Susannah Burger Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
4/10/202448 minutes, 13 seconds
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#181: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951 with Foster Hirsch)

We're celebrating the dueling centennials of Marlon Brando and Tennessee Williams with a look at their most enduring collaboration: 1951's A Streetcar Named Desire. Historian and author Foster Hirsch joins us to break down the film's complicated subject matter, Marlon Brando's Method acting, the gender and class politics and everyone's old friend, the Blacklist. Buy Foster's book Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties here. This episode was created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Gates Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Krista Painter McF Rachel Clark A Button Called Smalls Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Nicholas Montano Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Susannah Burger Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Kerry Ahern Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
3/27/202457 minutes, 17 seconds
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#180: Some Like It Hot (1959 with Elisa Jordan)

Marilyn Monroe writer Elisa Jordan joins Kristen to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Some Like It Hot. The pair discuss Marilyn Monroe's career during this film, whether Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis could pass as women, and how the movie's connections with the LGBTQ community.   This episode was created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Gates Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Krista Painter McF Rachel Clark A Button Called Smalls Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Nicholas Montano Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Kerry Ahern Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
3/13/202446 minutes, 50 seconds
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#179: The Heiress (1949 with Lara Gabrielle)

Love Month comes to a close with Marion Davies biographer and Olivia de Havilland expert Lara Gabrielle joining us once again to talk about 1949's The Heiress. We discuss its adaptation origins, why Livvie de Havilland was not feeling this movie, and why Montgomery Clift is so damn hot.   This episode was created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Gates Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Krista Painter McF Rachel Clark A Button Called Smalls Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
2/28/202446 minutes, 53 seconds
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#178: The Long Hot Summer (1958 with Shawn Levy)

Paul Newman biographer Shawn Levy is here to help us celebrate the month of love with a look at the 1958 film The Long Hot Summer. Levy explains the enduring love story of Paul and Joanne Woodward, why this movie isn't better known, and why we should all ready Shelley Winters' autobiography.   Buy Shawn's books here.   This episode was created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Gates Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Krista Painter McF Rachel Clark A Button Called Smalls Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
2/14/202451 minutes, 44 seconds
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#177: New Discoveries of 2023

It's the first new episode of the year and you know what that means? Kristen and Emily are looking back at the classic films they discovered in 2023. We talk about great fashions, movies we loved thanks to this podcast, and what movies almost made our lists.   Share your new discovers of 2023 with us and you can hear them on the next episode!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Gates Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Krista Painter McF Rachel Clark A Button Called Smalls Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
1/31/202453 minutes, 14 seconds
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Based on a True Podcast: James Dean (2001)

There are a few James Dean biopics but we decided to look at the most famous version of his life, TNT's 2001 biopic starring a pre-fame (and problems) James Franco. Kristen and Emily deconstruct the Dean mythos, why he holds a lot of commonalities with Marilyn Monroe, and how this movie was originally planned to star Leonardo DiCaprio.
1/17/202455 minutes, 35 seconds
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Maria Cooper Janis Interview (Bonus Episode)

In this special bonus episode you can hear our interview with Gary Cooper's daughter, Maria Cooper Janis, as well as author Bruce Boyer, authors of Gary Cooper: Enduring Style. We're hard at work on 2024 and will return January 31st with all new episodes!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Gates Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Kimberly Krista Painter McF Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
1/10/202441 minutes, 29 seconds
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But Have You Read...The Phantom of the Opera (1943 vs. 2011)

Happy New Year! We're sharing our favorite episode of our new series, But Have You Read... looking at that timeless tale of a young girl and the grown man who keeps a woman in his attic. Yep, we're looking at the two versions of Jane Eyre. 
1/3/202440 minutes, 46 seconds
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#174: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (with Drew Taylor, 1937)

Our last episode of 2023 celebrates the centennial of the Walt Disney Company and it's very first movie, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. And to help us discuss the movie initially deemed "Walt's Folly," we have Disney/animation expert, Drew Taylor. Drew lays out why the movie remains a work of art today and why we're all worried about next year's live-action remake.   We thank everyone for supporting Ticklish Business this year! We're hard at work on 2024 and will return January 31st with all new episodes!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Gates Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Kimberly Krista Painter McF Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
12/20/202344 minutes, 28 seconds
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#173: Cry Havoc (1943 with Drea Clark)

Samantha, Drea and Kristen are reunited to discuss a movie Samantha recommended to all of us, 1943's Cry 'Havoc.' The trio discuss war movies with women and why this ensemble film is different. And Samantha shares a special announcement.   Listen to Ticklish Business on the new Tod Browning set newly released by Criterion! You can order it here.   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Gates Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Kimberly Krista Painter McF Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
12/6/202351 minutes, 54 seconds
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#172: The Hustler (Piper Laurie Tribute, 1961)

Kristen and Emily celebrate the late great Piper Laurie with a discussion of the 1961 pool movie The Hustler. The pair look at why Laurie said this was her breakout role and Kristen quotes liberally (and hilariously) from Laurie's autobiography.   Listen to Ticklish Business on the new Tod Browning set newly released by Criterion! You can order it here.   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Gates Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Kimberly Krista Painter McF Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
11/22/202343 minutes, 27 seconds
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#171: Funny Girl (1968 with Talia Lavin)

Barbra Streisand's memoirs may be 962 pages long but Kristen and Emily keep things brisk talking about Barbra's big debut in 1968's Funny Girl. Author Talia Lavin joins the pair to discuss Barbra's career, the movie's look at femininity, and why we all love Omar Sharif. Also, Kristen breaks down why Funny Lady sucks.   You can buy Talia's book Culture Warlords here.   Listen to Ticklish Business on the new Tod Browning set newly released by Criterion! You can order it here.   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Gates Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Kimberly Krista Painter McF Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
11/8/202344 minutes, 58 seconds
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#169: Dracula (1931 with David J. Skal)

The Ticklish trio is reunited for this year's Halloween episode and you picked the movie! We go to the Universal monster movie that started it all: 1931's Dracula. And we have Dracula historian David J. Skal joining us! David and the trio discuss the divisive Tod Browning movie, whether Bela Lugosi is hot and what Dracula movie was our first entry into the franchise.   You can buy David's book on Dracula here.   Listen to Ticklish Business on the new Tod Browning set newly released by Criterion! You can order it here.   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Kimberly Krista Painter McF Rachel Clark Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Laura Neill Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
10/25/202351 minutes, 25 seconds
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#170: All About Eve (1950 with Sloan De Forest)

Author Sloan De Forest and Patron Ali Moore join Samantha and Emily this week to celebrate Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and 1950's All About Eve. The group talks about the film's depictions of women and who from the movie deserved an Oscar.   Check out Sloan's latest book here.   Kristen and Emily have books out! You can buy them wherever you buy books. Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts!   Tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Kimma Krista Painter McF Rachel Clark Chris McKay Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Andrea Basora Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Daniel Tafoya Diana Madden Emily Edwards Harry Holland Laura Neill Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
10/11/202346 minutes, 16 seconds
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#168: Casablanca (1942 with Chris Yogerst)

It's Warner Bros. centennial and we're doing not only their most famous film but probably one of the most famous classic films ever: 1942's Casablanca. The Warner Bros. author Chris Yogerst joins us, alongside Patron Andrew Hoppe, to discuss the film's legacy alongside Warner Bros. and whether it's a noir film.   Buy Chris' book The Warner Bros.   Kristen and Emily have books out! You can buy them wherever you buy books. Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts!   Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Krista Painter McF Rachel Clark Melanie Chris McKay Christina Lane Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Diana Madden Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland JJ Gavin Laura Neill Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
9/27/202349 minutes, 4 seconds
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#167: High Society (1956)

It's Samantha's birthday and we're celebrating it in High Society! Yes, we discuss this 1956 remake of The Philadelphia Story and it's not as straightforward as you think. The trio break down the age differences, whether Bing and Frank work, and whether Grace Kelly should have an Oscar nomination.   Kristen and Emily have books out! You can buy them wherever you buy books. Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts!   Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels! This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Krista Painter McF Kimma Rachel Clark Melanie Chris McKay Christina Lane Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Caisee Diana Madden Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland JJ Gavin Laura Neill Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
9/13/202357 minutes, 10 seconds
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#166: Good News (1947) with Cinco Paul

It's Kristen choice for her birthday and she's settled on the underseen 1947 Peter Lawford musical, Good News. And like all things Lawford-related things get a little weird. Thankfully, Kristen and Emily are joined by a musical expert, showrunner Cinco Paul. He breaks down why the movie isn't better known and why it's musical numbers work in spite of the plot.   Kristen and Emily have books out! You can buy them wherever you buy books. Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts!   Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Krista Painter McF Melanie Chris McKay Christina Lane Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Caisee Diana Madden Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland JJ Gavin Laura Neill Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
8/30/202341 minutes, 43 seconds
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#165: All the President’s Men (1976) with The Projection Booth

Mike White of The Projection Booth Podcast joins Emily and Kristen as they dive into the shadowy world of Richard Nixon and 1976's All the President's Men. The group dives into the dynamic between Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, the movie's relevance to today, and why corduroy might not be the best thing to wear while tracking the story of the century.   Kristen and Emily have books out! You can buy them wherever you buy books. Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts!   Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Jacob Haller Jonathan Watkins Krista Painter McF Melanie Chris McKay Christina Lane Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Caisee Diana Madden Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland JJ Gavin Laura Neill Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
8/16/202354 minutes, 48 seconds
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#164: In the Heat of the Night (1967) with Carla Renata

We're celebrating Sidney Poitier in a performance that should have garnered him an Oscar (but didn't even get a nomination), 1967's In the Heat of the Night. Guest Carla Renata joins Kristen and Emily as they discuss Poitier's performance, the lack of any real interest in this as a mystery, and who should have been kicked out of the nominations to make room for Poitier.   Kristen's written a book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can buy it wherever you buy books.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Amy Hart Andrew Hoppe Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Donna Hill Jacob Haller Krista Painter McF Melanie Chris McKay Christina Lane Debbi Lynne Jeffrey Kayla Ewing Peter Blitstein Peter Bryant Peter Dawson SofiaCopilled Willowgreene Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Diana Madden Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland JJ Gavin Laura Neill Lucy Soles Nick Weerts Rosa
8/2/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 34 seconds
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#163: Elevator to the Gallows (1958) with Eddie Muller

International Month comes to a close with TCM's Czar of Noir joining us once again to talk about his favorite foreign noir: 1958's Elevator to the Gallows. Along the way he touches on the challenges of being a noir in a different language, Jeanne Moreau's performance, and why it's too good a movie to spoil.   You can buy Eddie's new book Noir Bar by clicking on the link.   Kristen's written a book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can buy it wherever you buy books.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Melanie Amy Hart Nicholas Weerts Kayla Rhodes Andrew Hoppe Lucy Soles Willowgreene
7/19/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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#162: 8 1/2 (1963)

We're going on a vacation this month through the power of cinema. We start in Italy with a look at Federico Fellini's 8 1/2. Samantha, Emily and Kristen discuss whether Guido Anselmi is a terrible human, post-WWII Italy, and why they need to hold a séance.   Kristen's written a book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can buy it wherever you buy books.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Melanie Amy Hart Nicholas Weerts Kayla Rhodes Andrew Hoppe Lucy Soles Willowgreene
7/5/202346 minutes, 19 seconds
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#161: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) with Carl Rollyson

We're going to the Old West this episode with Dana Andrews biographer Carl Rollyson to talk Dana Andrews (should have been Oscar-nominated) performance in 1943's The Ox-Bow Incident. We'll also talk about the film's timeliness and why the Western genre gets a bum rep.   Purchase Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews here.   Kristen's written a book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can buy it wherever you buy books.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Melanie Amy Hart Nicholas Weerts Kayla Rhodes Andrew Hoppe Lucy Soles Willowgreene
6/21/202351 minutes, 18 seconds
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#160: Miriam Hopkins and ’The Story of Temple Drake (1933) with Allan R. Ellenberger

Kristen is out this week but Samantha and Emily hold down the fort with Miriam Hopkins biographer Allan R. Ellenberger. The trio celebrate the 90th anniversary of the still controversial Story of Temple Drake. Hear about Miriam Hopkins' revolutionary role, the men she almost worked opposite, and why she didn't get an Oscar for this.   Kristen's written a book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can buy it wherever you buy books. Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   Buy Allan's book Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel wherever you get books.   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Melanie Amy Hart Nicholas Weerts Kayla Rhodes Andrew Hoppe Lucy Soles
6/7/202337 minutes, 25 seconds
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#159: Doris Day in May with Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Samantha and Kristen are celebrating Doris Day in May not only with a talk on 1955's Love Me or Leave Me, but with a big announcement: a new member of the Ticklish team! We also discuss Doris Day serious actress, ponder why Cameron Mitchell is so non-descript, and recommend you all watch Storm Warning.   Kristen's written a book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can buy it wherever you buy books.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Melanie Amy Hart Nicholas Weerts Kayla Rhodes Andrew Hoppe Lucy Soles
5/24/202351 minutes, 39 seconds
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TCM Classic Film Festival 2023 Audio

Samantha and Kristen braved the wilds of the 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival again and are back with a king-sized slate of audio introductions and panels from your favorite stars. Whether you want to relive the festival or had to miss out, we hope you enjoy!   Lineup: Opening Night with Steven Spielberg and Paul Thomas Anderson Mario Cantone and The Old Maid (1939) Cari Beachamp and No Man of Her Own (1932) Frankie Avalon before Beach Party (1963) Brian Henson and Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) Assisting the Classics Panel Butterfield 8 (1960) with Mario Cantone Leonard Maltin at Heaven Can Wait (1943) Ann-Margret at Bye Bye Birdie (1963) Rebecca De Mornay and Risky Business (1983) Casablanca (1942) with Eddie Muller and Ben Mankiewicz A Conversation With Russ Tamblyn
5/17/20232 hours, 10 minutes, 48 seconds
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#158: The Moon is Blue and the Crumbling of the Production Code

Samantha and Kristen relax after TCMFF with a look at a small picture that packed a big punch for Hollywood. The 1953 romantic comedy The Moon is Blue is progressive in its look at gender and sex. It also thumbed its nose at the Motion Picture Production Code. So then why is not currently available on home video?   Kristen's written a book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can buy it wherever you buy books.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Melanie Amy Hart Nicholas Weerts Kayla Rhodes Andrew Hoppe Lucy Soles
5/10/202336 minutes, 55 seconds
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#157: Lena Horne Tribute (with James Gavin)

Lena Horne biographer James Gavin joins the show this week to celebrate actress and singer Lena Horne. We discuss the difficulties of being one of the few Black actresses in Old Hollywood, Horne's magnificent musical career, and her performances in 1943's Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather.   Kristen's written a book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can buy it wherever you buy books.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Melanie Amy Hart Nicholas Weerts Kayla Rhodes Andrew Hoppe Lucy Soles
4/26/202348 minutes, 7 seconds
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#156: TCM Classic Film Festival 2023 Picks with Lara Gabrielle and Lora Stocker

Kristen is prepping to return to the wilds of the TCM Classic Film Festival, so she has Marion Davies biographer Lara Gabrielle and Ava Gardner Museum member Lora Stocker join her to discuss the festival, their event picks, and why Yentl should play at TCMFF.   Kristen's written a book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can buy it wherever you buy books. She'll be at the TCM Classic Film Festival pre-party on April 12 signing books, as well as doing an event before the Friday screening Beach Party!   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Melanie Amy Hart Nicholas Weerts Kayla Rhodes
4/12/202344 minutes, 56 seconds
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#155: Easter Parade (1948) with Be Kind Rewind

Izzy of Be Kind Rewind is with us to celebrate Ann Miller's centennial and the arrival of Easter. We may be talking about Easter Parade (1948) but there's also time for us to discuss Ann Miller's career, Judy and Fred's lack of chemistry, and why there should be a Peter Lawford biopic.   Kristen's written a book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can buy it wherever you buy books and if you're in Los Angeles on March 29th at 7pm consider heading over to Larry Edmunds bookstore where Kristen will be doing an in-person signing. She'll also be at the TCM Classic Film Festival pre-party on April 12!   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Melanie Amy Hart
3/29/202351 minutes, 9 seconds
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#154: The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) with Michael Schulman

We're looking at one of the most contentious Best Picture winners in Oscar history with this week's episode! Michael Schulman, author of Oscar Wars, joins us to discuss the 1952 Oscars and Best Picture Winner The Greatest Show on Earth. We also talk about the circus, sponsored content, and why Buttons the Clown is the best on-screen credit ever.   You can buy Michael's book, Oscar Wars, by clicking the link.   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can buy it wherever you buy books and if you're in Los Angeles on March 29th at 7pm consider heading over to Larry Edmunds bookstore where Kristen will be doing an in-person signing.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Melanie Amy Hart
3/15/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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#153: Wuthering Heights (1939) with Kristen Lopez

That's right, our host Kristen Lopez is the guest as we celebrate the upcoming release of her first book, But Have You Read the Book: 52 Literary Gems That Inspired Our Favorite Films. We're talking about 1939's adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Along for the ride is Patron Jacob Haller, helping Samantha and Kristen deconstruct the messy world of Catherine and Heathcliff.   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Livvy Amy Hart
3/1/202354 minutes, 29 seconds
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#152: Messiest Classic Film Couples

Samantha and Kristen celebrate Valentine's Day honoring the couples that we're sad didn't make it. We spill the tea on the tumultuous relationships of Liz and Dick, Audrey and Bill Holden, and more.   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Debbi Lynne Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Livvy Amy Hart
2/15/202349 minutes, 2 seconds
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#151: King Kong (1933) with Mark Vaz, James D’Arc & Joe DeVito

We have a KING-sized episode for you in honor of the 90th anniversary of the movie that kickstarted our love for on-screen spectacle: 1933's King Kong. We're joined by a trio of Merian C. Cooper experts to discuss the many firsts this movie claimed, Cooper's love of the unknown, and Fay Wray's ability to make you love her alongside a giant ape.   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Ali Moore Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Livvy Amy Hart
2/1/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 56 seconds
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BONUS: Marion Davies 101 with Lara Gabrielle

We couldn't let the month of January pass without bringing on friend of Ticklish Biz, author Lara Gabrielle, to discuss her new biography on silent film actress Marion Davies. Lara, Samantha and Kristen talked about Davies' last legacy, the films you should see, and whether Marion is an LGBTQ icon.   You can purchase Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies by clicking the link.   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Livvy Amy Hart
1/25/202339 minutes, 21 seconds
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#150: New Discoveries of 2022

Ticklish Business is back and we're kicking off the new year by celebrating the old. Samantha and Kristen discuss five of the classic films they watched for the first time last year, including discussions of Sidney Poitier, stuff Samantha should have seen, and the sexiness that is Burton and Taylor.   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Livvy Amy Hart
1/18/202350 minutes, 24 seconds
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Six Weeks With the Thin Man: After the Thin Man (1936)

Happy Holidays from Ticklish Business! We're off for the holidays so we're pulling from the Patreon vault! Emily and Kristen are back to discuss the first Thin Man sequel (and the only one nominated for an Oscar). After the Thin Man is oft-considered the best Thin Man sequel. We discuss whether that's true, as well as Jimmy Stewart's unique performance, and why Bill Powell and Myrna Loy's off-screen relationship is relevant today.  Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date. Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Jill Marie Morris Livvy Amy Hart
12/28/202242 minutes, 59 seconds
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#149: Ava Gardner Centennial (with Lora Stocker)

It's our last episode of 2022 and we're going out with a bang! Lora Stocker, of the Ava Gardner Museum, sits down with Samantha to talk about the woman once described as "the world's greatest animal." The pair discuss the rumors associated with her, Gardner's famous marriage with Frank Sinatra, and which movies show off her acting talents the best.   We're so happy to have another year in the books! We'll be back in January with new episodes. Ticklish Biz wishes you all a safe and happy holiday season and a great new year!   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Livvy Amy Hart
12/14/202250 minutes, 36 seconds
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#148: Lizabeth Scott & ’Dead Reckoning’ (1947, with Alan K. Rode)

We're celebrating Lizabeth Scott's centennial and the 75th anniversary of her performance in Dead Reckoning with her biographer Alan K. Rode. Rode joins us again to celebrate Scott's performance and dives deep into why she's not better known.   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Jill Marie Morris Livvy Amy Hart
11/30/202250 minutes, 38 seconds
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#147: Veronica Lake Centennial

Kristen and Samantha fly as duo this episode for a special celebration of Kristen's favorite star, Veronica Lake. The pair talk about rumors, both true and untrue, about her; her acting career; and why she's often ignored alongside other tragic blonde actresses.   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Jill Marie Morris Livvy Amy Hart
11/16/202239 minutes, 49 seconds
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#146: Joel McCrea Birthday Tribute (with Wyatt McCrea)

The Ticklish team says "Happy birthday, Joel McCrea" by devoting an entire episode to the blonde haired actor who did practically every genre of film. McCrea's grandson, Wyatt, joins us to talk about why McCrea feels so unique in the Old Hollywood world, Joel's long-term marriage to actress Frances Dee, and what Wyatt knows about those Veronica Lake rumors.   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Denisha Herrera Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Jill Marie Morris Livvy Amy Hart
11/2/202242 minutes, 49 seconds
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Based on a True Podcast: Blonde (2022) Preview

Listen to the first 15 minutes of our Patreon-exclusive bonus episode featuring Marilyn Monroe expert April Vevea who joins Ticklish Business to discuss Andrew Dominik's new Netflix movie, Blonde. April and the team wonder if anyone likes this look at the "real" Marilyn, Ana de Armas' portrayal, and why we keep telling Marilyn stories. Listen to the full episode by heading over to our Patreon channel where we have this as well as a wealth of additional bonus content and exclusive episodes. This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Denisha Herrera Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Jill Marie Morris
10/24/202215 minutes, 41 seconds
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#145: Dracula’s Daughter (1936 with Darcy the Mail Girl)

Diana Prince, aka Darcy the Mail Girl from Shudder's The Last Drive-In joins the Ticklish Team as they deconstruct 1936's Dracula's Daughter. How is this Dracula sequel so little known? Is it a groundbreaking film in the landscape of LGBTQ representation? Why didn't Hollywood include it in the Dark Universe lineup? The trio attempt to answer all these questions and more.   Watch Joe Bob's Halloween Hangout this Friday on Shudder.   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date. Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   We'll be back November 2nd. Have a safe and happy Halloween!    This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Denisha Herrera Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Jill Marie Morris
10/19/202243 minutes, 2 seconds
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#144: Vincent Price Top 3 (with Karie Bible)

Hollywood Kitchen host and Hollywood Forever tour guide Karie Bible is back to kick off Halloween 2022. This year, Samantha and Kristen start things off with a look at our favorite Vincent Price films. We discuss Vincent as more than a horror icon, whether a top 3 can include his dramatic work, and why we loved to hate him.   Kristen's written a new book for TCM and Running Press called But Have You Read the Book? all about film adaptations! You can pre-order it now before its March 7th release date.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Denisha Herrera Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa Jill Marie Morris
10/12/202248 minutes, 20 seconds
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#143: Nancy Olson Interview

Ticklish Biz has an incredibly special interview today. In honor of her new autobiography, Sunset Boulevard star Nancy Olson sits down with us to talk about her amazing career. From working multiple times with William Holden to starring in several of Walt Disney's films, Nancy tells us all.   Nancy's autobiography A Front Row Seat hits shelves in October, but you can preorder it now.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Christine Mier Danny David Floyd Denisha Herrera Jacob Haller mcf Beverly Christina Lane Jeffrey Peter Bryant Peter Dawson Sofia Copilled Ann Foster Brittany Brock Cat Cooper Donna Hill Fuckbois of Literature Harry Holland Laura Neill Peter Blitstein Rosa
9/21/202243 minutes, 49 seconds
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#142: Tommy (1975, with Fred Goodman)

It's Kristen's birthday which means she picks the movie. So her and TCM author Fred Goodman (Rock on Film) sit down to discuss the 1975 Who operetta Tommy. The pair also discuss what it took for a rock star to get their own film, why Ann-Margret is the film's MVP, and Kristen continues to shill for Lisztomania.   You can buy Fred's book Rock on Film: The Movies That Rocked the Big Screen on Amazon.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Ann Foster Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Blitstein Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Brittany Brock Christina Lane Sofia Copilled Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Lora Stocker
9/7/202243 minutes, 5 seconds
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#141: Grease (1978, with This Ends at Prom)

We're going back to school this week with the gang of the teen movie podcast, This Ends at Prom. Recorded weeks before the untimely passing of actress Olivia Newton-John, B.J. and Harmony join Kristen to talk 1978's Grease. The trio look at the movie's transition to film, why it's given people a misguided view of the '50s, and why its sequel might be the better movie.   Stay tuned for a special bonus episode, available exclusively on Patreon, as B.J., Harmony and Kristen return to look at the 1982 sequel, Grease 2.   You can listen to This Ends at Prom wherever you get podcasts.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Ann Foster Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Blitstein Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Brittany Brock Christina Lane Sofia Copilled Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Lora Stocker Jennifer Hill
8/24/202251 minutes, 38 seconds
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#140: Top 3 Favorite Film Costumes (with Deborah Landis)

Kristen is joined by acclaimed costume designer and professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis to talk about their three favorite classic film costumes. What are the costumes that make you swoon? And which did Kristen pick as her number one?   Be sure to watch TCM's Follow the Thread series, much of which is on HBO Max!   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Ann Foster Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Blitstein Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Sofia Copilled Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Lora Stocker Jennifer Hill
8/10/202236 minutes, 46 seconds
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#139: Latinos in Classic Film (with Luis Reyes)

Viva Hollywood author Luis Reyes joins the Ticklish Team to talk about his new book and the contributions of Latinos in classic film. We touch on the careers of Ricardo Montalban, our girl Lupe Velez, and the misconceptions still out there.   Be sure to purchase Luis' book, Viva Hollywood, when it hits bookshelves September 13. Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts!   Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Ann Foster Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Blitstein Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Sofia Copilled Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Lora Stocker Jennifer Hill
7/27/202249 minutes, 44 seconds
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#138: Elizabeth Taylor Top 3

Samantha and Kristen are honoring the most beautiful woman in Old Hollywood (feel free to debate), Elizabeth Taylor. The pair go through their top three favorite Liz features, discuss how Taylor was underestimated, and Samantha reveals a shocking secret!   What Liz movies did we forget to include?   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Ann Foster Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Sofia Copilled Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Lora Stocker Jennifer Hill
7/13/202250 minutes, 50 seconds
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Being Elvis: Elvis (2022) Sneak Peek with Erik Anderson

Get a sneak peek into our finale episode of Being Elvis, the 6-week Patreon exclusive series we've been doing looking at Elvis biopics. In our finale episode guest Erik Anderson joins us to discuss Baz Luhrmann's 2022 Elvis biopic and how it connects to modern celebrity. Get the full episode, as well as the last 5 episodes in the series over at Patreon.com/TicklishBiz!  Consider subscribing to our Patreon to help more series like this possible. 
7/6/202216 minutes, 34 seconds
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#137: Marilyn Monroe in the ’60s with Holly Madison

Samantha and Kristen are joined by author and actress Holly Madison to look at Marilyn Monroe's 1960s features. The trio talk about Monroe as an actress, what she might have done had she lived longer, and how we look at Marilyn post-#MeToo.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Ann Foster Audrey Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Sofia Copilled Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Lora Stocker
6/29/202243 minutes, 12 seconds
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#136: Judy Garland Top 3 w/Izzy of Be Kind Rewind

It's Judy Garland's centennial and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to celebrate with a top 3 on her films. Izzy of the YouTube channel Be Kind Rewind drops by to give us her thoughts. We talk Judy Garland as a performer and the one film we all didn't want to include.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Ann Foster Audrey Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Sofia Copilled Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland
6/15/202244 minutes, 43 seconds
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#135: Pre-Code Jean Harlow and Red Dust (1932)

Jean Harlow biographer Darrell Rooney joins Kimberly and Kristen to celebrate Harlow's birthday and the 90th anniversary of her pre-Code feature Red Dust (1932). We discuss Harlow before and after the Code, the commonalities between her and Mary Astor, and why pre-Code Clark Gable is the best.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Ann Foster Audrey Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Sofia Copilled Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland
6/1/202244 minutes, 5 seconds
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#134: TCM Classic Film Festival 2022 (Steven Spielberg, Pam Grier, and More)

It's been a minute since we've done a TCMFF audio show! This year's TCM Classic Film Festival was fantastic and we have the audio to prove it. Hear our exclusive interviews with Jacqueline Stewart, Dana Gould, Pam Grier, and Aileen Queen, plus William Joyce's intro to Queen Bee and some guy named Steven Spielberg's intro to E.T.   We'll have more TCMFF audio coming to Patreon in the next week, including the full panels dedicated to Piper Laurie, Margaret O'Brien, and Floyd Norman.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland sweetcomrade
5/18/202254 minutes, 59 seconds
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#133: Star Wars A New Hope (1977)

May the 4th be worth you and we're honoring the 45th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope. Guest Chris Mich joins us to discuss George Lucas' sci-fi fantasy and its numerous classic film influences. Yep, you could watch an entire history of classic film just looking at references within the story of Luke Skywalker.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   Produced and edited by Kimberly Pierce   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Rachel Kramarchuk sweetcomrade
5/4/202258 minutes, 24 seconds
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#132: Debbie Reynolds Top 3 with Todd Fisher

We're celebrating the 90th birthday of actress Debbie Reynolds with a very special guest, Debbie's son Todd Fisher. Todd shares his memories of his mom, as well as stories of the top 3 movies the Ticklish Trio picked as their favorites. This episode is so jam packed with stories it's our longest episode to date!   Also, look for an exclusive video of the recording of this episode, available on Patreon, where Todd shows us several items from Debbie's collection of memorabilia.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   Produced and edited by Kimberly Pierce   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Rachel Kramarchuk sweetcomrade
4/20/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 53 seconds
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#131: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) w/Tom Santopietro

Author Tom Santopietro, the man behind Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, sits down with the Ticklish crew to discuss Robert Mulligan's 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee's classic. The group discusses Gregory Peck's career-defining role as Atticus Finch, the way the movie gives us the children's POV, and why the sequel novel isn't necessarily worth reading.   Also, listen all the way to the end as we're giving a bite-sized sneak peek of our interview with Jean Louise "Scout" Finch herself, actress Mary Badham which you can listen to exclusively on Patreon with a full transcript at TicklishBiz.com.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   Produced and edited by Kimberly Pierce   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Rachel Kramarchuk sweetcomrade
4/6/20221 hour
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#130: Nightmare Alley (1947 vs. 2021)

A last-minute change in the schedule saw us transition our Doubled Features ep on Nightmare Alley into our main episode. The Ticklish Trio discuss the dueling versions of the film, why Tyrone Power worked so well and Bradley Cooper doesn't, and why Cate Blanchett could be in either movie. Which one do you prefer?   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   Produced and edited by Kimberly Pierce   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Rachel Kramarchuk sweetcomrade
3/23/202246 minutes, 16 seconds
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What’s Up Doc? (1972) w/Paul Feig

Two episodes in two weeks? What's going on? Well, when Bridesmaids and A Simple Favor director Paul Feig wants to talk Peter Bogdanovich you don't pass up the opportunity. Paul sits down with to talk about the 1972 comedy What's Up Doc? and much like a Bogdanovich film itself the conversation veers towards Feig's filmic influences, his love of Bogdanovich, and studying under classic film greats!   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   Hosts: Kimberly Pierce, Kristen Lopez Guest: Paul Feig Producer/Editor: Kimberly Pierce   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Rachel Kramarchuk sweetcomrade
3/16/202251 minutes, 27 seconds
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#129: Peter Bogdanovich Tribute (with Mark Harris)

Kimberly and Samantha sit down with Pictures At a Revolution author Mark Harris to discuss director Peter Bogdanovich, his work, and what to watch! Plenty of discussion about The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon abound.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   Hosts: Kimberly Pierce, Samantha Ellis Guest: Mark Harris Producer/Editor: Kimberly Pierce   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Rachel Kramarchuk sweetcomrade
3/9/202245 minutes, 27 seconds
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#128: Dorothy Dandridge and Carmen Jones (1954)

Dominique Breckenridge returns to join Kimberly and Samantha in a special tribute to actress Dorothy Dandridge in honor of her centennial. The trio discuss the 1954 musical Carmen Jones, Dandridge's place in history, and why the movie continues to challenge stereotypes.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   Hosts: Kimberly Pierce, Samantha Ellis Guest: Dominique Breckenridge Producer/Editor: Kimberly Pierce   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Rachel Kramarchuk sweetcomrade
2/23/202258 minutes, 34 seconds
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#127: Sidney Poitier Top 3

We'd always planned to celebrate Sidney Poitier this year and that, sadly, took on added significance at news of his passing earlier this year. Samantha, Kimberly, and Kristen sit down to discuss Poitier's legacy and the remarkable body of work he left behind. Each shares their top 3 favorite Poitier movies, some iconic and some off the beaten path.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   Hosts: Kimberly Pierce, Samantha Ellis Guest: Kristen Lopez Producer/Editor: Kimberly Pierce   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Rachel Kramarchuk sweetcomrade Paul
2/9/202253 minutes, 13 seconds
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#126: Sexiest Classic Film Stars

The Ticklish trio initially meant to save this for Valentine's day but a last-minute change in the schedule means we're doing this one early, and is it a doozy! We've introduced the word "thirst" into classic film and now we're talking about the stars that brought sexiness to the world of black and white and Technicolor.   Whether it's Gene Kelly being forward with a phone or Fred and Ginger dancing, some stars just made us sweat. We talk about the sexiest classic film stars, share some unconventional choices, and play some games!   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Rachel Kramarchuk sweetcomrade Paul
1/26/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 48 seconds
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#125: Top 3 New Discoveries of 2021

The first episode of the year kicks things off with a look at the top 3 movies we discovered for the first time in 2021. The gang's all here to talk about the movies that made them laugh, cry, and think a lot of weird things. Did one of your new discoveries of the last year make one of our lists?    Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now! This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Harry Holland Rachel Kramarchuk sweetcomrade Maty Ralph
1/12/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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Based on a True Podcast: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

The Ticklish Trio is on hiatus till January, so we're opening our Patreon vault for the holidays. This summer we released a series looking at the Manson crimes in media, and we brought it all home with a discussion on Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  Kimberly and Kristen connect all the preceding movies back to Tarantino's tribute to the late-1960s. They also discuss whether this movie also employs Tate-sploitation, why revisionist history doesn't work here, and more. Ticklish Business returns with all new episodes January 12. Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now! This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Maty Ralph
12/29/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds
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Loni Anderson Interview

The Ticklish Trio is on hiatus till January, so we're opening our Patreon vault for the holidays. Kristen talks to actress Loni Anderson about her Hollywood career during an interview with the actress in March of 2021. Loni discusses her relationship with the late Burt Reynolds, playing Jayne Mansfield, and even has a classic film ghost story to share!  Ticklish Business returns with all new episodes January 12. Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now! This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Maty Ralph
12/15/202142 minutes, 9 seconds
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#124: Susan Slept Here (1954)

It's our last new episode of 2021 and we're in the Christmas spirit with a Debbie Reynolds and Dick Powell romantic comedy. Drea, Kim, and Samantha deck the halls with a May-December romance that's a bit...problematic. The trio also says hello to an old friend and goodbye to another.   Ticklish Business returns with their first episode of 2022 on January 12, but be on the lookout for some special exclusives from our Patreon vault to get you through the rest of the year. Ticklish Business wishes you all a happy holiday and safe New Year!   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels! We also have a shiny new website you can visit now!   Hosts: Kimberly Pierce, Samantha Ellis, Drea Clark Producer/Editor: Kimberly Pierce   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Maty Ralph
12/1/202154 minutes, 38 seconds
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#123: Noirvember & ”Laura” (1944)

We're celebrating Noirvember with one of the most romantic film noirs out there, 1944's Laura. We discuss Gene Tierney, the joys of Clifton Webb, and more.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper Maty Ralph
11/17/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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#122: ‘Shock Corridor‘ and Samuel Fuller

Samantha, Kimberly, and guest Jacob Haller dive deep into the murky world of Samuel Fuller and his 1963 feature Shock Corridor. The group discuss mental health, Fuller's background and its connection to the film, and what it says about America in the age of Eisenhower.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels!   This episode created thanks to our Patrons: Peter Bryant Jacob Haller Laura Neill Christine Mier David Floyd Peter Dawson Jeffrey Danny Fuckbois of Literature Christina Lane Rosa McF Donna Hill Cat Cooper
11/3/202158 minutes, 40 seconds
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#121: Halloween (1978)

Kimberly, Drea, and Samantha celebrate Halloween by talking about the movie that is synonymous with the holiday, John Carpenter's 1978 classic. The trio talk slashers and Jamie Lee Curtis but also ask the tough questions like is Dr. Loomis actually a villain? And might Michael Meyers have been railroaded?   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels!
10/20/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 13 seconds
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#120: Universal Monsters Top 3

It's October which means we're all about Halloween and we're kicking things off with a serious discussion of our Top 3 favorite Universal monster features. The usual heavy-hitters are discussed as well as some underseen gems. Be sure to tell us yours via email or social media!   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.   If we hit 300 Patrons on Patreon we'll embark on a 52-week series devoted to discussing every movie featured in TCM's The Essentials series!
10/6/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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#119: Hayley Mills Interview

Actress and Disney Legend Hayley Mills sits down with Kimberly and Kristen to discuss her career with Disney, the roles she turned down, and more.    Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.   If we hit 300 Patrons on Patreon we'll embark on a 52-week series devoted to discussing every movie featured in TCM's The Essentials series!   Be on the lookout for our return of Doubled Features on Patreon which kicks off with an additional celebration of Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap!
9/22/202138 minutes, 14 seconds
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#118: The Way We Were (1973)

It's Kristen's birthday and with that dealer's choice, so she picked the 1973 swoony romantic drama The Way We Were. Guest Jill Marie Morris joins Kristen and Samantha to talk about the pairing of Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, the highly contentious set, and whether Hubbell Gardner might be the worst character on-screen.   Reviews matter and you can help us out by giving us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.   If we hit 300 Patrons on Patreon we'll embark on a 52-week series devoted to discussing every movie featured in TCM's The Essentials series!
9/8/20211 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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#117: Gene Kelly Top 3 (with Patricia Ward Kelly)

We're celebrating Gene Kelly's birthday and what better way to do that than with a look at our top 3 favorite Kelly movies? And we're joined by a very special guest, Patricia Ward Kelly herself! Patricia joins Kristen, Kimberly, and Samantha to discuss her husband's career, the movies that deserve more love, and Kelly's love of short pants!    If you can, leave us a rating on Apple Podcast! Also, tell your friends to like and subscribe to our Patreon, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.   If we hit 300 Patrons on Patreon we'll embark on a 52-week series devoted to discussing every movie featured in TCM's The Essentials series!
8/25/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 30 seconds
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#116: Satire, Dr. Strangelove & The Great Dictator

Drea, Samantha, and Kimberly unite to discuss the changing face of propaganda and satire by exploring two controversial films of their day: the 1940 feature The Great Dictator and 1964's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.   Support our podcast by recommending us to your friends! Follow us on Instagram at TicklishBiz and visit our YouTube channel.   If we hit 300 Patrons on Patreon we'll embark on a 52-week series devoted to discussing every movie featured in TCM's The Essentials series! In the meantime, check out our True Crime Summer series there where we're spending all month discussing Hollywood's examination of the Manson family.
8/11/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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#115: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, and 'A Place in the Sun'

Charles Casillo, author of the new book Elizabeth and Monty: The Untold Story of Their Intimate Friendship, joins Kristen and Kimberly to discuss the enduring friendship of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor and the ultra-sexiness of their 1951 pairing A Place in the Sun.   Support our podcast by recommending us to your friends! Follow us on Instagram at TicklishBiz and visit our YouTube channel.   Also, support our True Crime Summer series by listening to our episodes on Wonderland and the Black Dahlia!
7/28/202148 minutes, 39 seconds
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#114: Natalie Wood Tribute (Rebel Without a Cause & Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)

We're celebrating Natalie Wood's birthday by discussing not one, but two films with not one, but two special guests. Maureen Lee Lenker and Oriana Nudo of Hollywood-ography stop by chat about Wood's career and two of her defining feaures, 1955's Rebel Without a Cause and 1969's Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.   Be sure to keep an eye out for our True Crime Summer series coming to Patreon. We kicked things off with a look at 2003's Wonderland the Four on the Floor murders. You can hear an exclusive sneak peek for free on our YouTube Channel.
7/14/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 13 seconds
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#113: Gidget (1959)

Get your surfboard and let's hit the waves with Sandra Dee in one of her most famous roles, Gidget! We talk about Dee's struggles, the reason this movie is the best of the beach movies, and why Cliff Robertson is the tops!   Buy TCM's new book on summer films here!   Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.
6/30/202154 minutes, 23 seconds
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Karina Longworth on Hedda Hopper & Louella Parsons

In this special bonus episode of Ticklish Business, You Must Remember This host Karina Longworth discusses tackling her latest season on Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons.   Listen to Karina's past and present episodes via her website.   Want bonus content, free movies, and more? Support the show via Patreon.
6/23/202131 minutes, 53 seconds
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#112: Jane Russell (with Biographer Christina Rice)

Jane Russell biographer Christina Rice joins Samantha and Kimberly to discuss the writing process, Jane Russell's complicated legacy, and the films that made her iconic.   Buy Christina's book Mean, Moody, Magnificent: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend right now.   Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page. And don't forget to join us June 19th at 5pm PT/8pm ET for the first Ticklish Biz Movie Club event. We'll be discussing 1940's The Philadelphia Story. Register here.
6/16/202155 minutes, 16 seconds
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#111: The Killers (1964) w/Max Allan Collins

Noir author (and Kristen's favorite) Max Allan Collins joins us to discuss 1964's The Killers. Listen as we discuss the connections to Ernest Hemingway's original novel as well as the 1946 original adaptation, justice for the femme fatale, and Ronald Reagan as a villain. Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page. If we hit 1,000 followers on Twitter or Instagram we'll give away a prize packing containing 2 out-of-print Fox box sets as well as a complete set of TCM Film Festival exclusive pins!
6/2/202156 minutes, 37 seconds
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#110: Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Kristen may be out this week but the Ticklish Trio holds down the fort by getting detective lessons from Buster Keaton! They're discussing 1924's Sherlock Jr., Buster Keaton's vaudeville past and the nature of silent comedy.   Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page. If we hit 1,000 followers on Twitter or Instagram we'll give away a prize packing containing 2 out-of-print Fox box sets as well as a complete set of TCM Film Festival exclusive pins!  
5/19/202155 minutes, 19 seconds
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#109: Top 3 TCM Classic Film Festival Memories

We may not be gathering in-person this year for the TCM Classic Film Festival, but in its place we'll be sharing the top 3 memories we have from festivals past. We also have some podcast and TCM friends chiming in with the fest moments that make them smile.   Be sure to drop into our 3 TCM Film Festival Zooms (one for Patrons only) this week in celebration! Find out more at our Patreon.   Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page. If we hit 1,000 followers on Twitter or Instagram we'll give away a prize packing containing 2 out-of-print Fox box sets as well as a complete set of TCM Film Festival exclusive pins!
5/5/202157 minutes, 16 seconds
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#108: Kym Karath on Child Star Stardom and 'Sound of Music'

Actress Kym Karath sits down with Kristen and Kimberly to discuss being a child star, her memories of working with Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music, and meeting Paul Newman. Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page. If we hit 1,000 followers on Twitter or Instagram we'll give away a prize packing containing 2 out-of-print Fox box sets as well as a complete set of TCM Film Festival exclusive pins!
4/21/202149 minutes, 46 seconds
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#107: Bob Koster On His Father, Henry Koster

Bob Koster joins Kristen and Kimberly to talk about his father, director Henry Koster. Hear about Henry's journey out of Germany, what makes his movies special, and Kristen confesses to not seeing a pretty significant feature.   Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.
4/7/202157 minutes, 8 seconds
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#106: Christopher Plummer and The Sound of Music (1965)

Earlier this year we lost the great Christopher Plummer and in his honor we're talking about his star-making role in The Sound of Music. Though the role didn't immediately please Plummer we talk about his power as Captain Von Trapp, the majestic of the music, and why Hello, Dolly murdered the musical genre.   Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.
3/24/202156 minutes, 16 seconds
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#105: Mildred Pierce (1945 with William Schoell)

Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography author William Schoell sits down with Kristen and Samantha to talk about Joan Crawford, her career at MGM, and her Oscar-winning role in 1945's Mildred Pierce. Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.
3/10/202149 minutes, 29 seconds
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#104: Julie Garfield On Her Father, John Garfield

Two years ago Kristen sat down to talk to Julie Garfield about her famous father, actor John Garfield. The interview is finally out in honor of Garfield's upcoming birthday and his Star of the Month tribute. Kristen and Julie talk HUAC, a possible John Garfield biopic, and Julie's own acting career. Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.
2/24/202133 minutes, 46 seconds
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#103: Lana Turner Centennial

We're talking about not one but two features to celebrate the centennial of the ultimate glamour girl, Lana Turner. We deconstruct the Peyton Place (1957) and Imitation of Life (1959), as well as getting into the murky waters of the death of Johnny Stompanato. Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.    
2/10/202159 minutes, 28 seconds
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#102: Donna Reed and From Here to Eternity (1953)

We're celebrating actress Donna Reed's centennial with a look at her career, the nature of persona, and her Oscar-winning role in 1953's From Here to Eternity. Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.
1/27/202152 minutes, 53 seconds
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#101: Top 3 New Discoveries of 2020

It's that time, wherein Kristen, Samantha, and Drea gather round to honor the new classic features they discovered in 2020. From the works of Paul Newman, to 1930s Edward G. Robinson comedies, the Ticklish Trio says goodbye to 2020 by saluting the classics that kept them sane. Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.
1/13/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wild About Newman

Another Patreon pull for you this week as Kristen and special guests Lauren Humphries-Brooks and Diana Drumm get real about the looks, the charm, and the acting legacy of Paul Newman! If you'd like access to our bevy of bonus shows then consider supporting us via Patreon! We return with all-new episodes on January 13. Happy New Year!
12/30/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 50 seconds
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Based on a True Podcast: Liz & Dick (2012)

The Ticklish Trio are on hiatus but we're giving you a special Christmas present! From our Patreon vault we're sharing with you one of our most requested episodes, our Based on a True Podcast discussion of the 2012 biopic Liz & Dick.  Co-host William Bibbianni and Kristen sit down to discuss Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, how Richard Burton became the sole focus of a story called "Liz & Dick," and just why fat-shaming is bad.  If you want to hear all our bonus content live consider becoming a member of our Patreon! Happy holidays!
12/16/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 14 seconds
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#100: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953 w/Alicia Malone)

We've finally arrived at 100 episodes! And did we save the best for this episode. Special guest and TCM personality Alicia Malone joins us to discuss the movie that gave us our name. We talk about Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell's personas, the movie's central relationship, and that certain musical number!   We'll be taking off for the holidays but are hard at work on episodes for 2021. We want to thank everyone for supporting us for 100 episodes and we can't wait to give you 100 more. Happy holidays and have a great new year.   Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.
12/2/202051 minutes, 18 seconds
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#99: Remember the Night (1940, with Alonso Duralde)

Christmas expert and special guest Alonso Duralde joins us to celebrate Christmas early with our look at 1940's Remember the Night.   Buy Alonso's book Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas.   Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.   Next Time: Our 100th episode is finally here! We discuss the movie that started it all with a special guest you'll love!
11/18/202055 minutes, 47 seconds
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#98: Interview With Dyan Cannon

Actress Dyan Cannon sits down to talk about Otto Preminger, her career, and what the future holds for her. Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.
11/4/202036 minutes, 33 seconds
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#97: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975 with Scott Michaels)

Take a jump to the left and a step to the right with our Halloween episode! Dearly Departed Tours owner Scott Michaels joins us to get down with the residents of Transylvania in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.   Learn more about Dearly Departed Tours.
10/21/202059 minutes, 45 seconds
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#96: Interview With Actress Carroll Baker

Actress Carroll Baker talks about her time in Hollywood, working with the legendary Elia Kazan on Baby Doll, and more.   Find out more about Carroll's latest book here.   Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.
10/7/202047 minutes, 22 seconds
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#95: Dodsworth (1936)

Historian Farran Smith Nehme joins us this week to discuss Mary Astor, domestic dramas, and the 1936 feature Dodsworth.
9/23/202058 minutes, 52 seconds
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#94: Marlene Dietrich, Grand Dame of Moviedom

Special guest and director Anna Biller joins us to discuss the life, loves, and legacy of actress Marlene Dietrich.
9/9/202055 minutes, 22 seconds
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#93: Getting Loud About Silents

Let's do a little silent film 101 and who better to speak about the silent screen than historian Fritzi Kramer?   Learn more about Fritzi's work and support it here.   Next Time: It's all things Marlene Dietrich. (I incorrectly listed this as the next episode last week.)
8/26/202050 minutes, 41 seconds
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#92: A Star is Born (1954)

There are many versions of A Star is Born but the Ticklish Trio are discussing the best version (don't yell at us!) with this week's special guest: James Mason. Actually, make that James Duke Mason, the actor's grandson. Mason joins us to talk about his famous grandfather, the role that put him opposite Judy, and what James Mason famously said about the actress' performance.   Follow James Duke Mason over on Instagram!   Support the podcast and get extra episodes, special gifts, and exclusive podcasts at our Patreon page.   Next Time: It's all things Marlene Dietrich.
8/12/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
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#91: Anna May Wong (w/Nancy Wang Yuen)

Historian and author Nancy Wang Yuen joins us to talk about Asian American representation in classic film, the work of Anna May Wong, and Wong's 1937 mystery Daughter of Shanghai.   Buy Nancy's book Reel Inequality.   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.   Support the podcast and get extra episodes, special gifts, and exclusive podcasts at our Patreon page.   Next Time: A Star is Born (1954)
7/29/202055 minutes, 55 seconds
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#90: Viva Las Vegas (1964, w/Sheila O'Malley)

Special guest Sheila O'Malley joins the Ticklish Trio on a trip to the bright lights of Las Vegas as they discuss Elvis Presley's 1964 musical Viva Las Vegas.   Support the podcast and get extra episodes, special gifts, and exclusive podcasts at our Patreon page.   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.   Next Time: Anna May Wong and Daughter of Shanghai (1937).
7/15/202052 minutes, 34 seconds
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#89: In a Lonely Place (1950, w/Eddie Muller)

The "Czar of Noir" himself, TCM's Eddie Muller joins the Ticklish Trio on our Road to 100 to discuss Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, and the Greek tragedy known as In a Lonely Place.   Watch TCM's Noir Alley ever Saturday night and Sunday morning on TCM.   Support the podcast and get extra episodes, special gifts, and exclusive podcasts at our Patreon page.   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.   Next Time: We hit the bright lights of Las Vegas with Elvis Presley in Viva Las Vegas (1964).
7/1/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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#88: The Invisible Woman, Polly Platt (w/Karina Longworth)

Our Road to 100 sees us finally come together with classic film maven, Karina Longworth. Karina joins Drea and Kristen to talk about Polly Platt, women of the 1970s, and whether "Pretty Baby" is a good movie.   Listen to the new season of You Must Remember This.   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page. Support the podcast and get extra episodes, special gifts, and exclusive podcasts at our Patreon page.   NEXT TIME: We find out what lies within In a Lonely Place (1950) with another special guest.
6/17/202043 minutes, 1 second
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#87: James Garner Tribute (w/Special Guest Gigi Garner)

James Garner's daughter Gigi talks to us about her dad, his love of animals, a (possible) rivalry with Steve McQueen, and how he stayed grounded.   Learn about the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund at its official website.   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.   Support the podcast and get extra episodes, special gifts, and exclusive podcasts at our Patreon page.   NEXT TIME: We talk Polly Platt and the 1970s
6/3/202044 minutes, 19 seconds
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#86: Michael Curtiz, Noir, and Alan K. Rode

Our "Road to 100" officially kicks off with a series of conversations, interviews, and discussions with a bevy of special guests.   We kick off the series with film noir expert, film preservationist, TCM friend, and all-around awesome guy, Alan K. Rode. Alan talks to us about his relationship to Old Hollywood, working on his must-read biography on Michael Curtiz, and indulges Kristen in some John Garfield talk.   Support the podcast and get access to special pins, exclusive audio, and additional podcasts at our Patreon page.   Read Alan's stories, buy his books, and learn about the Arthur Lyons film festival at his official website.   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.   NEXT TIME: James Garner's daughter Gigi drops in to share stories about her daredevil dad.
5/20/20201 hour, 25 seconds
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#85: TCMFF 2020 - Jewel Robbery (1932)

Our final "It Would Have Been at TCMFF 2020" movie is a William Powell and Kay Francis crowd-pleaser. Or is it? Kristen, Drea and Samantha share their thoughts on the crime caper, Jewel Robbery, from 1932.   Support the podcast and get access to special pins, exclusive audio, and additional podcasts at our Patreon page.   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.   NEXT TIME: Film noir author Alan K. Rode joins us to discuss everything from Michael Curtiz, to John Garfield, and the Arthur Lyons Film Festival.
5/6/202056 minutes, 25 seconds
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#84: The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Samantha, Kristen, and Drea honor another fallen TCM Classic Film Festival 2020 title and mark our first Disney animated feature! We're talking 1963's The Sword in the Stone!   How does it fit into the Disney canon and is it worthy of an actual feud?   Support the podcast and get access to special pins, exclusive audio, and additional podcasts at our Patreon page.   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.   NEXT TIME: Our TCM Film Festival 2020 tribute comes to a close with Samantha's favorite movie of all time, 1932's Jewel Robbery.
4/22/202051 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode #83: TCMFF 2020 – Victor/Victoria (1982)

Our schedule took a detour with the announcement that the 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival was being cancelled due to the pandemic. So the gang decided to honor it with episodes devoting to the films we're sad to miss this year.   Kristen's pick may come from 1982 but has Old Hollywood glitz. It's Julie Andrew in Victor/Victoria! Come for the discussion of masculinity but stay for Samantha Ellis grousing about the 1980s. Support the podcast and get access to special pins, exclusive audio, and additional podcasts at our Patreon page. If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.   NEXT TIME: Drea's TCMFF miss for 2020 brings us our first Disney animated movie, 1963's The Sword in the Stone.
4/8/202054 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode #82: Musical March - Cabaret (1972)

The Ticklish Trio says maybe this time they'll win as they discuss Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Bob Fosse's Cabaret.   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page. Support the podcast and get access to special pins, exclusive audio, and additional podcasts at our Patreon page. NEXT TIME: Listening back to this episode feels like a million years ago considering we're all quarantined these days. And considering the TCM Film Festival is cancelled we're devoting the next 3 episodes to movies we wanted to discuss that would have screened there starting with 1982's Victor/Victoria.
3/25/202058 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode #81: Musical March - Swing Time (1936)

The Ticklish Trio have a song in their heart and kick off Musical March by discussing Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time!   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page. Support the podcast and get access to special pins, exclusive audio, and additional podcasts at our Patreon page. NEXT TIME: We go from the early years of the musical to the new with a look at Bob Fosse's 1972 musical Cabaret.
3/11/202055 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode #80: A Patch of Blue (1965)

The Ticklish Trio returns (finally!) with an episode that honors Black History Month and Sidney Poitier's birthday. We break down Poitier's complicated legacy as one of Old Hollywood's most famous Black performer and disabled narratives within the 1965 drama A Patch of Blue. If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page. Support the podcast and get access to special pins, exclusive audio, and additional podcasts at our Patreon page. NEXT TIME: We kick off Musical March with our first Fred and Ginger movie, Swing Time!
2/26/202052 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode #79: Top 3 Classic Film Discoveries of 2019

It's time to remember the year that was with the classic features we fell in love with in 2019. Sam, Drea, and I break down the genres, stars, and stories that helped us get through a wild year. We also make time to read your tweets!   Next Time: We celebrate Cary Grant's birthday with a mystery film voted on by the listeners!
1/15/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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Interview With 'Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe' Director Laurie Collyer

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe is one of Kristen's favorite biopics, and who better to talk about it than its director? Kristen interviews Laurie Collyer about making the film, Marilyn's work and how Hollywood has adapted her, and Kelli Garner's luminous performance as Monroe. 
1/1/202022 minutes, 36 seconds
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2019 TCM Classic Film Festival, Vol. 2

Visit (or revisit) this year's TCM Classic Film Festival with a bevy of audio recorded at the fest.  This episode includes interviews and intros from:  TCM Host Dave Karger Mario Cantone and Jennifer Grant introduce My Favorite Wife (1940) Actress Diane Baker Dennis Miller and Barbara Rush introduce When Worlds Collide (1953) Actress and TCM Host Illeana Douglas  Eddie Muller's intro for Open Secret (1948)  - Yes, I discovered after the fact that I used this again.  Bad Seed star Patty McCormack - Yep, forgot I used this already, too Sloan de Forrest introduces 1949's Roadhouse Director Rob Marshall Actor Ron Perleman Bill Hader introduces 1935's Mad Love
12/25/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode #78: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Happy holidays, everyone! The Ticklish Trio closes out 2019 with an episode devoted to the quintessential Christmas classic, It's a Wonderful Life. We dissect Jimmy Stewart's acting ability, what makes a Christmas film, and what would have happened if this was released in 1947.   From everyone at Ticklish Business, we wish you happy holidays and a safe and happy New Year!   Next Time: We'll return January 15th with an all-new episode looking at our favorite 2019 classic film discoveries! Be on the lookout for the rest of my TCMFF audio in the interim!
12/18/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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2019 TCM Classic Film Festival, Vol. 1

The Ticklish Trio are on hiatus for the week but in the meantime revisit the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival with a series of exclusive interviews and intros from the event held this past April. Visit (or revisit) this year's TCM Classic Film Festival with a bevy of audio recorded at the fest. This episode includes interviews and intros from: TCM General Manager Jennifer Dorian Alicia Malone's intro for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) TCM Film Fest Overseer Charles Tabesh Tara McNamara as she introduces The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) TCM's "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller Eddie's intro for The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Disney animator Floyd Norman Norman and Jane Baer's interview before Sleeping Beauty (1959) Bad Seed star Patty McCormack Eddie Muller's intro for Open Secret (1948) From everyone at Ticklish Business we want to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving! NEXT TIME: #Noirvember is upon us and we're talking the top 3 noirs that make us thirsty!
12/4/201959 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode #77: Top 3 Thirsty Noirs

**I'd like to apologize for the delay. November has been an incredibly hard month with me losing a pet, a family member losing a job, etc.**   The Trio is back to look at the noirs that make us thirsty! Look for appearances from John Garfield, Tyrone Power, and Gregory Peck.   NEXT TIME: It's Christmas-time at Ticklish HQ and you get to decide the episode.
11/27/201958 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode #76: Freaks (1932)

Was this episode supposed to be up before Halloween? Yep! To say October was a horrible month for me would be an understatement and this delayed episode is the result. But I'm committed to making November better (and on-time!).   Drea, Sam, and I get down and dirty talking about disability and how Tod Browning's career was derailed by his desire to make this movie, Freaks.   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.   Next Time: Noirvember starts with a look at the noirs that make us thirsty!
11/6/201951 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode #75: Wait Until Dark (1967) w/Liz Shannon Miller

Entertainment writer Liz Shannon Miller joins Kristen to talk about Audrey Hepburn, blindness in cinema, and whether Wait Until Dark is a horror movie.   If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.   Want to support Ticklish Business and get access to early episodes and exclusive merchandise? Consider supporting us on Patreon.   NEXT TIME: The Trio is back with our last Halloween feature, 1932's Freaks.
10/16/201938 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode #74: The Invisible Man (1933)

Drea, Sam, and Kristen kick off the first of three Halloween-centered episodes starting with a look at Claude Rains in 1933's The Invisible Man. Along the way they debate science fiction versus horror, remakes, and whether the movie's nudity makes it an erotic feature.   Want to support Ticklish Business and get access to early episodes and exclusive merchandise? Consider supporting us on Patreon.   And if you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.   NEXT TIME: Special guest Liz Shannon Miller joins us to talk about Audrey Hepburn in 1967's Wait Until Dark.
10/2/201953 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode #73: Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Drea and Kristen take off their shoes to walk Barefoot in the Park. They talk the crumbling studio system, Robert Redford and Jane Fonda's chemistry, and Drea tries to remember the word "radiator."   Want to support Ticklish Business and get access to early episodes and exclusive merchandise? Consider supporting us on Patreon.   Next Time: We kick off three weeks of Halloween programming starting with a look at Claude Rains in The Invisible Man (1933).
9/16/201944 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode #72: The Women (1939)

After losing our My Man Godfrey episode we're back with another 1939 gem. This episode we respectfully debate and discuss the feminist classic The Women. We talk Norma Shearer, the Bechdel Test, and more.   Want to support Ticklish Business and get access to early episodes and exclusive merchandise? Consider supporting us on Patreon. Our goal is 15 Patrons all new and upgrading Patrons will be receiving a special bonus gift this month!   Next Time: We jump forward to relationships with 1967's Barefoot in the Park.
9/4/201951 minutes, 51 seconds