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I talk to my friend Leah Williams from the blog Cary Grant Won't Eat You. We discuss two performers that worked together and changed their personas and lived it. Cary Grant was quoted as saying "Everyone wants to be Cary Grant...I want to be Cary Grant." The little sad boy Archie Leach disappeared into this cool, suave, handsome and incredibly gifted actor. 
Mae was born Mary Jane West in Brooklyn New York. She was in vaudeville and found her persona. The wisecracking dame that wants to know is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me. Mae ate, drank, talked, walked Mae West until her death at the age of 87. We talk about a documentary we both saw on her. Mae really believed that she was the tomato with the mostest. When she did the awful Myra Breckinridge, Mae noted that Raquel Welch was pretty and asked one of her muscle men what he personally thought of Mae, he said Raquel was very pretty but couldn't hold a candle to the 77 year old Mae. Mae was very satisfied with his answer. In her last film Sextette Mae was 84 but playing a 27 year old. You gotta love her. Her love interest was Timothy Dalton was 31. 
We also talk Cary's jaunts into the world of LSD. He took many trips and we wonder how he came out unscathed. 

We both love these two wonderful performers. Fun show.

Thanks for listening,
Grace

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I had author and ex tabloid reporter Barbara Sternig on the show. Let me tell you, you can't be a wuss and work for The Enquirer. Her books are Secrets Of A Tabloid Reporter and Celebrity Secrets Of A National Enquirer Reporter. I read them in a weekend. Easy and fun reads. What celebrity and sex symbol slugged Barbara on set, I wanna Know, Who did Barbara peep at through hole in fence to get her story, she got it. She tells us stories about Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun, Robert Culp, Richard Burton, a very sweet Tammy Wynette and many more. The National Enquirer was very hated, and the reporters were as well. This is before everyone and his mother has a gossip blog or social media. Give a listen. Lots of good scoops..
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We talk to Lauren Wellbank about her Huffington Post Article, I Went Back To My Abuser After A Week. :This Is Why Its So Hard To Get Out For Good. Lauren talks openly about her relationship with her abuser. They were friends first, then they fell in love with each other. Hear how it went from a smack in the face while in a car, to being strangled. Prior to leaving him, no one knew she was being abused which is not unusual. You want to protect the abuser because you love them, its gonna get better, it'll never happen again. There is also the embarrassment of people knowing you stay with your abuser. It could never happen to someone like her, or you.  Yes it could. After 7 days of his pleading and promises she went back to him. It was all Daisys and rainbows for a while, then boom. She was lucky to get out. She never went back. She told us the average number of times it takes a woman to get out of a relationship...7 times. Did she get a restraining order. The answer to this question was not what we expected. Give a listen. Lots to learn and beware of men who want to cut you off from friends and families, criticize what you wear because he thinks its too sexy and is all around controlling.
Thanks so much to Lauren for coming onto the show. We want to thank her for her honesty.  Lauren is now writing a book about her experience.
We most of all want to thank our listeners. You are the best.
Grace and Michelle
xoxo

As a P.S. I want to apologize for cutting into Michelles question (you can't miss it) She never said anything about it so I am. Bad Grace!! Truly I'm not a Brunhilda. My other podcast I'm the only host so I must remember My Belle is there. 

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Michelle and I are true crime buffs. I started watching The Act on Hulu. Loved it, I had also seen the HBO documentary. I told Michelle about it and she watched the documentary. This is a very sad and bizarre case. Michelle says Gypsy scares her. I say he needs tons of mental health counseling when she's released from prison. Gypsy has now lived in two controlled environments. How will she deal with it without counseling. Gypsy is also engaged and plans to be married and have children when she is released into her knight in Shining Armor's arms. Was there a way out for Gypsy besides murdering the crazy Dee Dee?? 

Michelle after watching Gypsy documentary then watched There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane. Thats another heartbreaking documentary. If you don't know about that case be prepared for anger and tears. Grab a cup of coffee or wine  and join us for a listen.

Thanks to our listeners. You are the best!!
Grace and Michelle. 
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I talk to John William Law about his book The Moviestar and The Mobster:Lana Turner, Johnny Stompanato, And Murder In The Pink Bedroom. I find this case fascinating and think if its not Hollywoods biggest scandal it' s in the top 5. We discuss Lanas lurid affair with one of Mickey Cohen's low level hoods, Johnny Stompanato. He wooed Lana with flowers and phone calls until she finally agreed to meet him. I'm sure she rued the day. After the meeting they were a couple. After a while Lana found out John Steele was really Johnny Stompanato. She got through that, but did not want Johnny seen as her paramour. She thought people would think he was her paid escort. Johnny would lavish Lana with jewelry and other gifts. He of course used her money to pay for them. Such a romantic guy. They had a tempestuous affair. Lots of yelling, physical brutality and then passionate makeup sex. Lana loved the sense of danger. Lana flew to England to make a movie with Sean Connery and the gossip rags insinuated that Sean and Lana were more then costars, enraging Johnny. I heard he flew out there without Lanas knowledge, but actually Lana paid for his ticket. He stayed in her little cottage then made his way to the set with gun in hand threatening Sean Connery. The English police kicked him out of the country. When Lana got home they went on a trip to Mexico. The nail in Johnnys coffin was when Lana got nominated for best actress for her role in Peyton Place. Her escort was not to be Johnny, they were her daughter Cheryl and Lanas mom. Johnny steamed. They stayed late and went to after partys. The end of this saga is told and its a doozy. 

Want to thank John William Law for doing the podcast. You were so great!!

Mostly I want to thank the listeners. Lots of great shows coming up. As a P.S. John has generously offered 4 books as a give a way. The first four people to PM me on my facebook site
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We​ talk to Stavroula Toska about what its like to be a dominatrix. Stavroula thought she'd stay for two weeks and do a documentary, two weeks turned into almost five years. She tells us the in's and outs, why they ask for shoe sizes in applications, what's a brown shower, figure it out, yuck. We find out what kind of women worked as dominatrix and what was the clientele like. I think you'll be surprised, or maybe not. Stavroula was very honest and open. You will learn about the dominatrix life. Stavroula has a TV show called Switch that she, stars in, along with academy award winner Olympia Dukakis and Cady McClain. It is a depiction of the life of dominatrixes and their ups and downs. Why does it hurt so good?? PS to Stavroula, even us 82 year old broads can be dominatrixs too.. ;  )

Thanks to Stavroula for being a great guest. 

Thanks mostly to the audience for giving ua a listen..
Grace and Michelle
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- link to our trailer HERE
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Watch the multi-award-winning series SWITCH here.
Created by Stavroula Toska ~ Based On A True Story
   
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I had such a good time talking to Author April Vevea about Jayne Mansfield and her photo book about Jayne, Puffblicity. Jayne was a trip. She was certainly unique. Part 1 Covers her early life and her quest to become the bombshell with the mostest. We talk her never ending quest for puffblicity, meeting Mickey Hargitay and stealing him from Mae West. I found out she really said divoon and was she really poor in her unfurnished pink palace and so much more..Part two gets into the sixties and Jaynes sad decline and eventual death. 

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It's part 2 of my chat with April Vevea about her book Puffblicity and Jayne Mansfield.
This episode deals with the late 50's until her death in 1967 at the age of 34. We talk Jaynes divorce from Mickey Hargitay., her second brief marriage, her horrible meeting with The Beatles, her starring in film and doing nude scenes. I never knew Jaynes playboy spread was the highest selling playboy to this day. The mid sixties are trying times for Jayne as she takes up drinking. She finally goes to small dinner clubs and after one of her shows, she and her posse head to New Orleans, but never make it after the car crashes into a truck and literally goes under it. April fills us in on the truth about her death, was she or wasn't she a Satanist and the final battle of the husbands. Very interesting stuff. Her follow up to Puffblicity covering the sixties will be out very soon. 

Again, Thank you to April for coming on the show and being so great.

Mostly thanks to the listeners. I have some great guests coming up.
Grace
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ts just the broads and we dish on R.Kelly interview with Gayle King. We both thought Gayle was cool as a cucumber and channeling Oprah. We talk Luke Perry's untimely death at age 52. WE discuss horrible monster/manster Chris Watts and his freshly released interview with the cops and the new revelation that his daughter witnessed the murder of her sister and asked "You aren't going to do that to me Daddy? Then "NO DADDY." We wonder what is wrong with these hundreds of  freakazoid women that send him love notes and bikini shots. Also the weirdos that think mass murderer Ted Bundy was 'hot'. You will be happy (ha) to know Chris Watts found God. Amazing 99% do after committing heinous crimes. We also talk my docs appointment and Michelles upcoming trip to Hawaii. I'm so jealous. She will teach me to his though. 
Thanks to our faithful listeners. Next week we have an amazing woman on that tells us what is was like to be a dominatrix for five years and her new web series SWITCH, based on her experiences. Gonna be a goody.
Michelle and Grace
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Our guest is Laura Martin and she was fab. Laura was such a good sport calling us at 10:30 pm from Thailand. We talked her website healing to happy and talked about services she provided. Laura has been through much of what her clients contact her about. Bulimia, depression, obsessive exercising, losing your period, and trigger words. It's amazing that in the eating disorder world, telling someone they look healthy, means fat. Laura helps with rewiring  negative thoughts. Since she has been on this journey herself, it makes her very easy for her clients to relate to. We ask Laura why Thailand?  Who are her clients and lots more. Three of us commiserate on body dysmorphia, which means seeing yourself either fatter or thinner then you are. We all see ourselves larger than we are. Unfortunately that seems the norm for women. We talk about developing bedtime routines to help with insomnia. We also talk clean eating and how to be healing to happy. 
Thanks so much to Laura for calling us past her bedtime. Don't tell anyone, but she was in her feety pajamas. HA!
Most thanks to our listeners. We are so happy you tune in.
Grace and Michelle 
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