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Book: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy, published 1905. 11 sequels plus numerous short stories Movie adaptations: Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), starring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon- The BEST adaptation Pimpernel Smith (1941), Leslie Howard- Meh. The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), David Niven and Margaret Leighton- Rita hated, Xoe loved the surreal…
 
Experiences the child-like joy of gleaming muscles, flashing teeth, ill-timed explosions, and mayhem by the best of the worst. Link to Ted's IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0697961/ Xoe and Rita's Top 7 Ted Prior Movies: Sledgehammer (1983) KILLZONE (1985) Born Killer (1989) Future Zone (1990) Raw Nerve (1991) Possessed by the Night (1994)**…
 
archy and mehitabel by don marquis is a collection of newspaper columns in verse without kapitalization or punctuation except occasionally published between 1916 and 1936 filled with social and politikal commentary along with a very wry perspective on human foibles and the vagaries of life for all life forms wonderful stylized illustrations by geor…
 
The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells All Systems Red - 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novella; 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella; & 2018 American Library Association’s Alex Award; nominated for 2017 Philip K Dick Award Artificial Condition - 2019 Hugo Award Rogue Protocol Exit Strategy Network Effect Fugitive Telemetry - Published in 2021. We have not …
 
Thanks for listening to the long saga of visionary film producer Val Lewton! This episode is a one-off, and the author only wrote two novels. Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) Writer, editor, widow, single mother She was instrumental in encouraging Rudyard Kipling to write The Jungle Book. She also published books of sketches and poems. Novels: Donald a…
 
Special Thanks to Adam Roche for his excellently researched podcast The Secret History of Hollywood - Shadows. This is a multi-hour epic documentary about Val Lewton's life and work. https://www.attaboyclarence.com/the-secret-history-of-hollywood Val Lewton (1904-1951) (nee Vladimir Ivanovich Hofschneider in Imperial Russia; mother's maiden name wa…
 
Special Thanks to Adam Roche for his excellently researched podcast The Secret History of Hollywood - Shadows. This is a multi-hour epic documentary about Val Lewton's life and work. https://www.attaboyclarence.com/the-secret-history-of-hollywood Val Lewton (1904-1951) (nee Vladimir Ivanovich Hofschneider in Imperial Russia; mother's maiden name wa…
 
Link to "Shame & Scandal (In the Family): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJyVB_sqh3E Special Thanks to Adam Roche for his excellently researched podcast The Secret History of Hollywood - Shadows. This is a multi-hour epic documentary about Val Lewton's life and work. https://www.attaboyclarence.com/the-secret-history-of-hollywood Val Lewton (1904-…
 
Val Lewton (1904-1951) (nee Vladimir Ivanovich Hofschneider in Imperial Russia; mother's maiden name was Leventon) Top Four Must-See Val Lewton movies: 1) I Walked with Zombie 2) Cat People 3) Rita: The Ghost Ship; Xoe: The 7th Victim Universal Studios horror classics: Frankenstein (1931) - starring Boris Karloff Dracula (1931) - starring Bela Lugo…
 
MILDRED PIERCE Novel: Mildred Pierce by James M Cain, 1941. Still entertaining Film: Mildred Pierce (1947) - starring Joan Crawford, Ann Blythe, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden - The classic holds up Miniseries: Mildred Pierce (2011) 5 episodes - starring Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood, Guy Pearce - Atmospheric, well-acted and directed, a little too slow …
 
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Stay tuned for the discussion on how much we hate St. John Rivers, the significance of Rochester's mad wife Bertha, Jane Eyre erotica, and more! Books: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855), 1847. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, 2001. (Alternate universe in which the criminal enters great novels and changes the p…
 
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Stay tuned for the discussion on how much we hate St. John Rivers, the significance of Rochester's mad wife Bertha, Jane Eyre erotica, and more! Books: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855), 1847. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, 2001. (Alternate universe in which the criminal enters great novels and changes the p…
 
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Stay tuned for the discussion on how much we hate St. John Rivers, the significance of Rochester's mad wife Bertha, Jane Eyre erotica, and more! Books: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855), 1847. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, 2001. (Alternate universe in which the criminal enters great novels and changes the p…
 
Xoe and Rita do a deep dive into the many iterations of the classic story of A Star is Born and the themes of true love, addiction, artistry, and feminism each explores in its own way. Stay tuned for part II to learn who is the handsomest Mr. Maine. What Price Hollywood? (1932)- dir. George Cuckor and starring Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Nei…
 
A Star is Born(s) - 4 films and a prototype Xoe and Rita do a deep dive into the many iterations of the classic story of A Star is Born and the themes of true love, addiction, artistry, and feminism each explores in its own way. Stay tuned for part II to learn who is the handsomest Mr. Maine. What Price Hollywood? (1932)- dir. George Cuckor and sta…
 
We discuss the iterations of Babe, pig extraordinaire, and the deep themes that can be found in the excellent film adaptation of the book, Babe (1995). We also discuss: Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith (book) Babe: Pig in the city (1998) Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers (1993) Charlotte's Web by E. B. White (book) Theme music is "Fu…
 
Graphic Novels Definition according to Merriam-Webster.com: a story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book. The Pantheon of Graphic Novels: Maus by Art Spiegelman, serialized from 1980 to 1991. A memoir of the child of Holocaust survivors that artfully combines historical events and Spiegelman's relationship with his diffic…
 
Jean Harlow Born Harlean Carpenter McGrew Bern Rossen (1911-1937) Bibliography: Platinum Girl: The Life and Legacy of Jean Harlow by Eve Golden, 1991. Recommended Harlow films: The Public Enemy (1931) Red-Headed Woman (1932) - Her breakout role and her 1st of 4 films with her BFF Clark Gable. Red Dust (1932) - Also with Gable. Fine vehicle for Harl…
 
Jean Harlow Born Harlean Carpenter McGrew Bern Rossen (1911-1937) Bibliography: Platinum Girl: The Life and Legacy of Jean Harlow by Eve Golden, 1991. Recommended Harlow films: The Public Enemy (1931) Red-Headed Woman (1932) - Her breakout role and her 1st of 4 films with her BFF Clark Gable. Red Dust (1932) - Also with Gable. Fine vehicle for Harl…
 
The final episode on Marilyn Monroe! *note* Please excuse the increasingly poor sound quality of this episode. We may have gotten a little tipsy and careless, we'll keep it under control in the future :P Bibiliography: My Story by Marilyn Monroe, 1974. Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote, 1980. (Chapter 6 A Beautiful Child is Capote's novelized n…
 
Subversive Blondes Bibiliography: My Story by Marilyn Monroe, 1974. Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote, 1980. (Chapter 6 A Beautiful Child is Capote's novelized non-fiction story about MM.) Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming, 1998. Marilyn Monroe: The Biography by Donald Spoto, 1993. Links: Calendar photos of Marilyn: https://www.widewalls.ch/mar…
 
Bibiliography: My Story by Marilyn Monroe, 1974. Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote, 1980. (Chapter 6 A Beautiful Child is Capote's novelized non-fiction story about MM.) Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming, 1998. Marilyn Monroe: The Biography by Donald Spoto, 1993. Links: Calendar photos of Marilyn: https://www.widewalls.ch/marilyn-monroe-rare-nu…
 
Bibiliography: My Story by Marilyn Monroe, 1974. Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote, 1980. (Chapter 6 A Beautiful Child is Capote's novelized non-fiction story about MM.) Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming, 1998. Marilyn Monroe: The Biography by Donald Spoto, 1993. Links: Calendar photos of Marilyn: https://www.widewalls.ch/marilyn-monroe-rare-nu…
 
Bibiliography: My Story by Marilyn Monroe, 1974. Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote, 1980. (Chapter 6 A Beautiful Child is Capote's novelized non-fiction story about MM.) Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming, 1998. Marilyn Monroe: The Biography by Donald Spoto, 1993. Links: Calendar photos of Marilyn: https://www.widewalls.ch/marilyn-monroe-rare-nu…
 
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Bibiliography: In Search of Anne Bronte by Nick Holland, (2016). - As the title indicates, this book focuses on Anne but it gives a rounded view of the family and their circumstances. Wuthering Bites by Sarah Gray (2010) - In which Heathcliff is a vampire. Didn't bother to read it, but had to include it here to sho…
 
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Bibiliography: In Search of Anne Bronte by Nick Holland, (2016). - As the title indicates, this book focuses on Anne but it gives a rounded view of the family and their circumstances. Wuthering Bites by Sarah Gray (2010) - In which Heathcliff is a vampire. Didn't bother to read it, but had to include it here to sho…
 
ELAINE MAY Films directed: American Masters- Mike Nichols (2016) Ishtar (1987) Mikey and Nicky (1976) The Heartbreak Kid (1972) A New Leaf (1971) - The very best per Rita and Xoe. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5278964/โดย foibles
 
Folks! This third part to our series on English mystery writer and her creation, Lord Peter Wimsey, was hidden away in an obscure corner of my flashdrive until this day. Now you can hear of the last several books, our favorites, and the conclusion of Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane's thrilling love story. Music: Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E mino…
 
Larry McMurtry born in 1936 in Archer City, TX. Also wrote Terms of Endearment and The Last Picture Show. Had the biggest used bookstore in the world until 2012.His father and grandfather were cattle ranchers. Lonesome Dove TV miniseries, 1989 - Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. Their original script was welcomed by the studio, but dislik…
 
We were interviewed as guests on Anne Bogel's podcast What Should I Read Next? Here's a link to the episode: https://modernmrsdarcy.com/192-episode Thanks to Anne, Brenna, and Melissa. Welcome to our new listeners!โดย foibles
 
*Note: The episode ended up being so long that we split it into two parts. Part II will be released next Saturday and will pick up exactly where this one let off. Thanks for your patience! Lonesome Dove Notes Larry McMurtry born in 1936 in Archer City, TX. Also wrote Terms of Endearment and The Last Picture Show. Had the biggest used bookstore in t…
 
There are 2 versions of The Warriors: theatrical release and director's cut. We recommend the theatrical release version because it eliminates that annoying comic book panels that interrupt the flow of the narrative. The film is based on the Sol Yurick novel, The Warriors (1965), which in turn is based on Xenophon's Anabasis (370 BCE). Music: In th…
 
Bibliography: My Days with Errol Flynn by Buster Wiles, 1988. (Mostly about Wiles and a few anecdotes about Flynn. Not very well written.) Errol Flynn: A Memoir by Earl Conrad, 1978. (Written by the ghost writer of Flynn's autobiography, My Wicked Wicked Ways. Mostly covers the sad, decadent last year of Flynn's life.) The Two Lives of Errol Flynn …
 
Errol Flynn Podcast Notes Bibliography: My Days with Errol Flynn by Buster Wiles, 1988. (Mostly about Wiles and a few anecdotes about Flynn. Not very well written.) Errol Flynn: A Memoir by Earl Conrad, 1978. (Written by the ghost writer of Flynn's autobiography, My Wicked Wicked Ways. Mostly covers the sad, decadent last year of Flynn's life.) The…
 
Errol Flynn Podcast Notes Bibliography: My Days with Errol Flynn by Buster Wiles, 1988. (Mostly about Wiles and a few anecdotes about Flynn. Not very well written.) Errol Flynn: A Memoir by Earl Conrad, 1978. (Written by the ghost writer of Flynn's autobiography, My Wicked Wicked Ways. Mostly covers the sad, decadent last year of Flynn's life.) The…
 
A full version of the shownotes coming soon Best Worst Movies: 1. Laser Mission (1989) 2. Road House (1989) 3. Ninja III: The Domination (1984)- with Sho Kusugi and Linda Dickey. A sexy aeorobic instrocutor/linewoman is possesed by the spirit of a vengeful ninja. 4. Blind (2017) 5. Doppelganger (1993) 6. The Instructor (1981)- Bob Cheney, martial a…
 
Episode 9 "Lord Peter Wimsey Novels" Shownotes Links to Pictures of Dorothy's Crushes and Flames: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cournos http://www.writeopinions.com/eric-whelpton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Allen_(conductor) Music: Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E minor Op. 44/2- 3. Andante Wimsey novels in chronological order: Whose B…
 
Music: Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E minor Op. 44/2- 3. Andante Wimsey novels in chronological order: Whose Body? (1923) Clouds of Witness (1926) Unnatural Death (1927) The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928) Strong Poison (1931)- Xoe's Fav The Five Red Herrings (1931) Have His Carcase (1932) - Rita's favorite Murder Must Advertise (1933)…
 
The Perry Mason Drinking Game Drink when: -Someone says the title of the episode -There’s a very famous actor e.g. Robert Redford -when someone pours an alcoholic drink -There’s a Dabbs Greer sighting -Della demonstrates sisterhood solidarity -Anytime Paul Drake says “Hi, beautiful.” -A secretary has an affair with her boss -Anyone sniffs a piece o…
 
EPISODE 7 Trip to S. Korea Notes -On our trip we stayed in the Seoul neighborhood Hyehwa, netdoor to Sungkyunkwan University. The name of the Palcae/garden complex we describe in the episode is Changgyeonggung Palace. From here you can easily walk to Bukcheon and Insadong, the neighborhoods where the tradition architecture of houses and shops has b…
 
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