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PODCAST EPISODE 25-Cary Grant and Dean Martin


Two powerhouses of their time. Cary Grant & Dean Martin.

Cary Grant (born January 18, 1904 as Archibald Alec Leach) was an English-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood’s definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing. He became an American citizen in 1942.…

PODCAST EPISODE 24 – Annette Funicello

Disney darling Annette Funicello on our episode cover from 1978. Annette was one of the original members of the Mousketeers. She joined “The Mickey Mouse Club” at age 13 in October 1955. Fans who viewed her every afternoon on their small black and white TV sets sent her over 6,000 letters a week!

The singer/actress was born in Utica, New York but moved to Los Angeles with her family when she was three.

Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She lived with her parents until the day she married.…

PODCAST EPISODE 23 – Sweet Caroline

“Sweet Caroline” is this episode’s cover photograph from 1978.

Young Caroline

A young Caroline Bouvier Kennedy warmed America’s hearts as part of the First Family in the early 1960’s. The adorable child had blonde hair, blue eyes and freckles.

She was photographed riding her pony Macaroni on the White House lawn, disrupting her father’s press conference while wearing her mother’s high heels, hiding with her younger brother John under her father’s Oval Office desk and greeting the original seven astronauts.…

PODCAST EPISODE 22 – Margaret Trudeau and Andy Warhol

Our cover photo of Margaret Trudeau and artist Andy Warhol was taken in 1978 at Studio 54 in New York. At the time, Margaret was an embarrassment to Canada because of her wild antics being recorded in the press. She was the wife of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and would later become the only woman to had been a Canadian Prime Minister’s wife and now mother to a Canadian Prime Minister. Her eldest son Justin became Prime Minister in 2015.…

PODCAST EPISODE 21 – Bella Sophia!

Bella Sophia Loren! The ageless Neopolitan beauty is show in a photograph from 1984. She famously said: “Everything you see, I owe to pasta!” If only the Mediterranean diet was the perfect answer for everyone. But for Sophia-it works!

Young Sophia

Sophia was born September 20, 1934 in a war-torn town called Pozzioli near Naples. To escape from her surroundings, she went to the movies. “When I saw the movies, I forgot about the war… forgot about hunger.”…

PODCAST EPISODE 20 – John Travolta & Sylvester Stallone

How much testosterone can fit in one photograph? 

Plenty, if the subjects are John Travolta and Sylvester Stallone in this photo taken in 1983 at the premiere of the film “Stayin’ Alive.”

Stallone as director and Travolta as returning character Tony Manero weren’t enough to save the film, which was a sequel to the very successful “Saturday Night Fever”, but superstars John and Sylvester wouldn’t let this dud do them in.…

PODCAST EPISODE 19 – Paul McCartney’s “My Love”

Paul and Linda McCartney,  photographed  in 1982, are on this episode’s cover. We can thank Linda for being the inspiration behind Paul’s most beautiful ballads including “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “My Love.”

The couple

Paul told People Magazine in 1993 that “Any love song I wrote was written for Linda.”

Their marriage lasted 29 years until Linda’s death from breast cancer on April 17, 1993.

They spent only a total of 11 nights apart when Paul was jailed in Japan on a marijuana charge.…

PODCAST EPISODE 18 – Woody & Mia: A Greek Tragedy

The way they were! Woody Allen and Mia Farrow photographed in 1983. Although they had a 12 year relationship that began in 1980, the stars never married. They were tied by their work together in films, two adopted and one questionable biological child and a famous uncoupling. Be sure to get comfortable in your chair, as there are a lot of moving parts to this story!…

PODCAST EPISODE 17 – The Piano Men

Goodness gracious, Great Balls of Fire! The cover art for this episode: It’s the piano man and the piano man photographed in 1977. Billy Joel with Jerry Lee Lewis.

Jerry Lee Lewis

There is plenty to say about Jerry Lee Lewis “The Killer” who broke ground during the early days of rock ‘n roll. He turned the piano into a rock ‘n roll instrument for the first time and entertained while playing with his foot on the keyboard. Chuck Berry refused to perform onstage with him after he set his piano on fire. “I want to see you follow that, Chuck!” he reportedly said to him at the time.…

PODCAST EPISODE 16-Hanoi Jane

Love her or hate her, Jane Fonda (our episode cover photo from 1979) has managed to look ageless even at 80! The former model, actress, political activist and exercise guru is still very much on the scene after she vowed to retire from films in the early 1990’s.

Early Years

Jane was born part of a Hollywood dynasty. Her father is the late legend Henry Fonda , Peter Fonda who broke ground with “Easy Rider” is her brother and her niece is the actress Bridget Fonda. Jane’s upbringing was tough with a distant father and the suicide that claimed her mother’s life when she was 12. She attended Vassar, worked as a model and appeared as a Vogue cover girl twice, studied art in Paris and then was encouraged by acting coach Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York who recognized her talent.…

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