On this podcast, Seth Abramovitch, senior writer at The Hollywood Reporter, and Chip Pope, an Emmy-winning TV writer and comic, take you behind the scenes of the indelible pop culture moments that shaped Hollywood history — with special guests who were actually there. In a town where everything old is eventually new again, Seth and Chip give listeners a front-row seat to the way things were. Welcome to IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD!Hosted by: Seth Abramovitch and Chip PopeProduced by: Matthew WhitehurstTheme music composed by: Paul Masvidal and Sean Malone'It Happened In Hollywood' is hosted by www.Simplecast.com
In the electric first season finale, Seth and Chip raise a glass to all the misfits and losers — with John Cameron Mitchell, the brilliant writer, director and star of the phenomenal glam-rock musical, *Hedwig and the Angry Inch*. Learn about Hedwig’s real-life inspiration, go deep into your favorite lyrics and learn about his new podcast musical out now.
The inventor of stoner comedy Tommy Chong stops by to regale us with tales of the origins of Cheech & Chong; the making of their cult-classic first movie; the rift that broke them up; and his nine-month stint in prison. It’s our most 420-friendly episode ever!
Silencio! Por favor. Take a trip back to the strange, beautiful dreamscape of *Mulholland Drive* as star Laura Harring stops by to reveal all about the making of David Lynch’s Oscar-nominated film noir from 2001.
Jaclyn Smith — the only Charlie’s Angel to have starred in all five seasons of the series — visits the podcast to relive all the big hair, karate chops and ‘70s “mind candy” that made the original show such iconic fun. And stick around for a surprise Charlie’s Angels reunion!
Thora Birch stops by to reminisce about the making of 1999 Academy Award best picture winner AMERICAN BEAUTY — and reconcile her own complicated feelings about it in light of the allegations against co-star Kevin Spacey.
Join us for a fascinating peek behind the scenes of the Coen Brothers with Tim Blake Nelson, star of 2000’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? and 2018’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs — the latest movie from the enigmatic auteurs.
Seth and Chip track down bad-boy screenwriter Joe Eszterhas in Ohio for a two-part episode. Part One covers his infamous feud with former CAA head Michael Ovitz and the making of BASIC INSTINCT, the movie that made Sharon Stone a superstar. Stayed tuned for Part Two which will air next week.
On this week's show, Seth and Chip welcome master filmmaker William Friedkin to discuss his eternal horror classic, THE EXORCIST. Was there a curse on the film? Did Jane Fonda want to star in it? Why is it still so damned popular after all these years? Find out on IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD. Like and subscribe here.