Vanguard of Hollywood

By Shannon Allen

A Feel-Good Classic Hollywood Podcast | Explore the films and stars from Hollywood's Golden Age. These stars were trailblazers: They did it first and they did it best! Join Shannon Allen, the Classic Hollywood biographer and recipe developer behind MacaronsAndMimi.com, as she spotlights a new classic film or star. Enjoy behind-the-scenes details of the films and Shannon's passionate, meticulously-researched insights into the lives of the stars who made these films great.

  1. 1.
    A Little Bit of Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Russell | Special Minisode
    8:50
  2. 2.
    A Great Adventure: Katharine Hepburn & The African Queen
    47:32
  3. 3.
    Cutting Her Down to Size? Katharine Hepburn & Woman of the Year
    46:55
  4. 4.
    Isn't She Yar: Katharine Hepburn & The Philadelphia Story Comeback
    42:19
  5. 5.
    They Say She's a Has-Been: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant & Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    44:29
  6. 6.
    Katharine Hepburn: A Fierce Hollywood Original
    36:20
  7. 7.
    John Garfield, HUAC, and He Ran All the Way (1951)
    38:19
  8. 8.
    Lana Turner, John Garfield, and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
    41:45
  1. 9.
    John Garfield: Hollywood's First Rebel
    34:57
  2. 10.
    Rear Window (1954), Jimmy Stewart, Hitchcock, and Grace Kelly
    43:22
  3. 11.
    Winchester '73, A New Jimmy Stewart, and Gloria
    30:01
  4. 12.
    It's a Wonderful Life (1946) & Jimmy Stewart Bomber Pilot
    37:55
  5. 13.
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    34:15
  6. 14.
    Star of the Month: Jimmy Stewart
    28:25
  7. 15.
    A Place in the Sun (1951) & Shelley Winters vs. Frank Sinatra!
    30:42
  8. 16.
    A Double Life (1947), Shelley Winters, and Marilyn Monroe
    29:26
  9. 17.
    Star of the Month: Shelley Winters
    25:12
  10. 18.
    Catherine Deneuve: All About the Elusive French Icon
    30:33
  11. 19.
    Star Wars (1977), Peter Cushing, and the Vision of George Lucas
    33:09
  12. 20.
    Dracula, Frankenstein, and Peter Cushing's Hammer Horror Years
    29:07
  13. 21.
    Hamlet (1948)
    28:57
  14. 22.
    Star of the Month: Peter Cushing
    24:29
  15. 23.
    Tamango (1958) and Dorothy Dandridge's Last Years
    26:37
  16. 24.
    Carmen Jones (1954)
    26:22
  17. 25.
    Bright Road (1953)
    25:02
  18. 26.
    Star of the Month: Dorothy Dandridge
    23:57
  19. 27.
    The Unguarded Moment (1956)
    25:09
  20. 28.
    Duchess of Idaho (1950)
    25:55
  21. 29.
    Bathing Beauty (1944)
    19:19
  22. 30.
    Star of the Month: Esther Williams
    21:36
  23. 31.
    The Boston Strangler (1968)
    20:06
  24. 32.
    The Great Race (1965)
    20:38
  25. 33.
    Operation Petticoat (1959)
    20:45
  26. 34.
    Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
    21:43
  27. 35.
    Star of the Month: Tony Curtis
    21:55
  28. 36.
    Billy Travilla: A Fashion Tribute
    23:11
  29. 37.
    I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
    21:38
  30. 38.
    Nora Prentiss (1947)
    21:17
  31. 39.
    Star of the Month: Ann Sheridan
    19:45
  32. 40.
    Double Indemnity (1944)
    28:27
  33. 41.
    Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
    21:14
  34. 42.
    Kid Galahad (1937)
    22:58
  35. 43.
    Little Caesar (1931)
    22:04
  36. 44.
    Star of the Month: Edward G. Robinson
    18:53
  37. 45.
    The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)
    21:44
  38. 46.
    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
    25:34
  39. 47.
    The Paleface (1948)
    20:50
  40. 48.
    Doris Day: A Birthday Tribute
    19:46
  41. 49.
    Star of the Month: Jane Russell
    16:55
  42. 50.
    Some Like It Hot (1959)
    20:58

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