This week on the podcast, we have a woman who truly needs no introduction - one whose voice is or should be (especially if you're a cinephile) her own introduction. A film writer I remember reading as far back as Cinematical and The Village Voice as well as the author of Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood, and books on George Lucas, Al Pacino, and Meryl Streep, Karina Longworth is the historian and podcaster behind the acclaimed, addictive, and utterly fascinating series You Must Remember This, as well as the recent show Love is a Crime with Vanity Fair.
Dropping in to tell us all about the exciting new season of You Must Remember This: Sammy & Dino, in this fun hour-long chat we discuss Dean Martin's film career from 1958-1960. In addition to focusing on the films The Young Lions, Some Came Running, and Rio Bravo, Karina was also kind enough to discuss the resurgence of The Rat Pack nostalgia in the mid-'90s, humor me during a segue about Gen X's two Coreys, and shout-out Clueless as well. You're bound to get a kick out of this one.
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Books Referenced: Karina's Book Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood and Karina's Amazon Author Page, Dino by Nick Tosches, Rat Pack Confidential by Shawn Levy, Fun City Cinema by Jason Bailey, & Peter Bogdanovich's Who The Hell's In It & Who the Devil Made It, The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw, & Some Came Running by James Jones.
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Theme Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, Free Music Archive
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