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I talked to Rock Hudson Biographer Mark Griffen about his new book All That Heaven Allows: Rock Hudson A Biography. His book takes us through Rocks childhood, his struggling days in L.A. to him meeting Henry Wilson, agent to a stable of pretty boys. He took on Rock and eventually, after roles as Indians and small parts Rock achieved superstardom from the Douglas Sirk film Magnificent Obsession. Rock was reunited with Jane Wyman in one of my fave  Rock movies, All That Heaven Allows. Who could pass up the deliciously nasty Mona Plasch..We talk about Rocks personal life being in the closet. Confidential magazine was going to out Rock as gay so allegedly Henry Wilson gave them Rory Calhoun was a jailbird..I couldn't imagine they'd trade for that. It looks like Henry Wilson threw Tab Hunter under the bus in an article about a boys PJ party raided by the police. As Rock was nearing 30 the rags would wonder if Rock would finally settle down, or was something wrong with him. At thirty Henry Wilson arranged dating and a marriage between Rock and Henrys secretary Phyllis Gates. Phyllis claimed she had NO IDEA Rock was gay. You will find out more that Phyllis did. Matt talked all Rocks best movies, Rocks loves and how horrible it must have been for Rock to lead a double life.  He had to be very trusting and careful that none  of his past loves had compromising  pictures or letters from him. I can't imagine what that did to him emotionally and physically. We wind our way down to Rocks TV career to Rock finding out he had the Aids virus. He had a blotch on his neck and was actually diagnosed by his dermatologist. We talk the famous Linda Evans, Rock kiss and Rocks final days. Rock was the first famous person to put a face to AIDS . Especially such a beloved one. This is broken into three parts. Matt is fabulous and my heart went out to Rock. I'm not the only person to think the book was wonderful. Universal, Rocks old studio optioned the book to be a major motion picture. 
Thanks so much to Mark for being such a great guest. I learned so much more then I ever knew about Rock. He meticulously wrote this book. Lots of great contacts. It took him four years. 
Mostly thanks to the audience. I so appreciate you listening.
Grace
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Part 2 we discuss Rock Hudson and his 60's career and life.. So much interesting stuff.
Thanks so much to Mark for being such a great guest. I learned so much more then I ever knew about Rock. He meticulously researched Rock this book. Lots of great contacts. It took him four years. 
Mostly thanks to the audience. I so appreciate you listening.
Grace
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In Part 3 Rocks movie career is fizzing out so he moves to television. He did 5 years in a series called McMillan and Wife. He meets Marc Christian and falls in love and moves him into his house. Rock notices a weird spot on his neck so he goes to see what is was. The dermatologist is the one that diagnosed him with AIDs Rock went back and forth to France for experimental treatments. We talk Rocks last days. 
Thanks so much to Mark for being such a great guest. I learned so much more then I ever knew about Rock. He meticulously researched this book. Lots of great contacts. It took him four years. 
Mostly thanks to the audience. I so appreciate you listening.
Grace
xoxo
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We are both True Crime addicts. We talk about a few great documentaries on Netflix.  First up Making A Murderer Season 2. We discussed guilt or innocence. The bizarre investigation. Brendan Dassey's confession. Also never have a lawyer that works with the prosecution AND wears high-water pants..It's unbelievable how many blogs and podcasts take on this subject. It is a fascinating case. We do not want to forget Theresa Halbach, the young woman that was murdered. 

Then we go onto The Staircase. I saw the trial on Court TV in dribs and drabs..BTW Court TV will be back in May. Did Michael Peterson murder his wife or did she really just trip and fall down the stairs. He's quite the character. Its got 13 episodes but its worth the watch. They were known as having the "perfect" marriage and they never fought. No one really knows what goes on in a marriage. The prosecution said the motive was Kathleens Insurance Policy (they were experiencing money problems) and her finding out that night that Michael was trying to arrange trysts with men. Peterson said Kathleen knew about his bi-sexuality. If you see the crazy amount of blood in the hallway it's hard to imagine she was not bludgeoned. A new theory came to light...an owl did it. It's filled with twists and turns. 

​Finally we talk Amanda Knox. We both agreed she's a cold kinda gal but does that make her a murderer? Her documentary is only one part..
Thanks so much for listening.
Grace and Michelle xoxo
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Steve and I talk TCM's book on Thirty Christmas Movies You should watch. We talk most of them. Some are HUH??

Thanks to Steve for being my guest.
Thanks to TCM for putting out the book

Mostly thanks to the listeners. Lots of great guests lined up for next year. I wish you all a merry Christmas, happy Holidays and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2019!! YIKES!! 2019!!
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We talk to psychic, intuitive, and writer Nora Truscello. Nora was great and fun and told us about her many experiences in everything. We learn why her four month old grandchild cooed and smiled at very one else but cried when she saw Nora. We talk some of her psychic adventures, being an empath analyzing our dreams and teleporting.. Sometimes she believes we should not trust our gut and why. Fun show and very interesting. We loved Nora. We know you will too..
Thanks so much to Nora. You were such a great guest!

Mostly thanks to our listeners. Here we are again. Another year almost over.. We wish you all a fabulous holiday, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and to all, just Happy!! We wish you and all a Happy and Healthy 2019..YIKES!
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If it was Janie and Erika would the Menendez Sisters still be in jail??

I speak to author Robert Rand about his book The Menendez Murders: The Shocking Untold Story Of The Menendez Family and the killings that stunned the nation. Robert told the facts in an unbiased way, late into the book do you see what he really believes. I highly recommend. 
Robert was there from day 1 so he is an encyclopedia of all things about The Menendez murders and brothers. There was a renewed interest in The Menendez Murders because of Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Robert was a consultant for the show. Robert tells us of his visits with Lyle and Eriks Aunt Marta, and his meetings with both brothersbeforethey were arrested. He also spoke to them a lot when they were in jail. He even became a part of the story. Robert sat next to the famous crime writer Dominick Dunne during both trials.  Journey behind the scenes into one of the country's most famous crimes/trials and hear what happened after the trials ended. We talked a little over 2 hours so I broke them down to three parts. 
I want to thank Robert for being such a great guest. I learned so many new things.  
I want to thank the listeners. You are the best!
Grace
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f it was Janie and Erika would the Menendez Sisters still be in jail??

I speak to author Robert Rand about his book The Menendez Murders: The Shocking Untold Story Of The Menendez Family and the killings that stunned the nation. Robert told the facts in an unbiased way, late into the book do you see what he really believes. I highly recommend. 
Robert was there from day 1 so he is an encyclopedia of all things about The Menendez murders and brothers. There was a renewed interest in The Menendez Murders because of Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Robert was a consultant for the show. Robert tells us of his visits with Lyle and Eriks Aunt Marta, and his meetings with both brothersbeforethey were arrested. He also spoke to them a lot when they were in jail. He even became a part of the story. Robert sat next to the famous crime writer Dominick Dunne during both trials.  Journey behind the scenes into one of the country's most famous crimes/trials and hear what happened after the trials ended. We talked a little over 2 hours so I broke them down to three parts. 
I want to thank Robert for being such a great guest. I learned so many new things.  
I want to thank the listeners. You are the best!
Grace
xo
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"If they were the Menendez Sisters would they be out of prison by now." Terry Moran on the ABC documentary on The Menedez murder.

 

I speak to author Robert Rand about his book The Menendez Murders: The Shocking Untold Story Of The Menendez Family And The Killings That Stunned The Nation. Robert told the facts in an unbiased way, late into the book do you see what he really believes. I highly recommend. 
Robert was there from day 1 so he is an encyclopedia of all things about The Menendez murders and brothers. There was a renewed interest in The Menendez Murders because of Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Robert was a consultant for the show. Robert tells us of his visits with Lyle and Eriks Aunt Marta, and his meetings with both brothers before they were arrested. He also spoke to them a lot when they were in jail. Erik even had a big celebrity neighbor O.J Robert even became a part of the story. Robert sat next to the famous crime writer Dominick Dunne during both trials.  Journey behind the scenes into one of the country's most famous crimes/trials and hear what happened after the trials ended. We talked a little over 2 hours so I broke them down to three parts. 
I want to thank Robert for being such a great guest. I learned so many new things.  
I want to thank the listeners. You are the best!
Grace
xo
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I had a great time talking movies with my friend Leah who has the fabulous blog, Cary Grant Won't Eat You.. We talked obsessive love. Poor Edward G Robinson in Scarlet Street. Claude Rains obsessive and blinded by love feelings for Alicia played by Ingrid Bergman. Cary Grant was not very nice to Ingrid until the end of the movie.We also talked Suspicion and Lina's obsession with Johnny. Did Johnny kill the wonderful Beeky, and why did he need an untraceable poison if he was going to kill himself. We talk the book and the changes they made for the movie that Alfred Hitchcock was not happy with. One tidbit in the book is that Cary/Johnny had a fling with the maid Ethel. Maybe that's why she got the fox fur stole and Beeky only got a walking stick. We also discuss the ending that was a huh?? WE then got into another Hitchcock film talking about Mrs Danvers incredibly unhealthy obsession with the late Mrs de Winter also known as Rebecca. Who can forget her creepily showing the new Mrs de Winter Rebeccas see through lingerie. Maxim was not very nice to wife number 2 with no name. It looks like he eventually stops being a pompous poop at the end.. It was a fast moving fun show

Thanks to Leah for once again being a great guest.

 
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Thanks for listening. I have some really great shows coming up. I really appreciate you all so much.

Grace
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