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Devoted to the world of Old Hollywood, Ticklish Business looks at legendary films and iconic stars
#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
Feb 14
51 min
#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
Jan 31
53 min
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.
Jan 17
55 min
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
Jan 10
41 min
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.
Jan 3
40 min
#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
Dec 20, 2023
44 min
#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
Dec 6, 2023
51 min
#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
Nov 22, 2023
43 min
#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
Nov 8, 2023
44 min
#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
Oct 25, 2023
51 min
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