The Secret History Of Hollywood - A Modern Guide T

The Secret History Of Hollywood - A Modern Guide T

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An ongoing series of specially produced documentaries, taking a look at the stories and secrets that shaped cinema. Written, narrated and produced by Adam Roche @audiojoe @moviehistories @attaboyc thesecrethistoryofhollywood.com

Episodes

Bullets And Blood - Part 2  

During the 1930's, Warner Brothers Studios established themselves as the master purveyors of the contemporary crime drama, or as audiences have forever since called them, "The Gangster Movie"...


But all fiction springs from truth...


In Part Two of 'Bullets And Blood', hear the incredible stories behind some of the most enduring gangster fiction ever committed to film, from the shadowy machinations of Al Capone and his war on Chicago's North Side gang, to the macabre tale of "Il Diavolo" and his juvenile henchmen... 

And behind the screen itself, the dramatic saga of the Warner family continues, along with the story of the only star in Hollywood willing to take them on...

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Bullets And Blood - Part 1  

The story of the Warner Brothers studio is the story of the American dream - an immigrant family who escaped a violent beginning, and arrived penniless in America, only to conquer its newest and most lucrative art form.

The Warner formula was simple - to thrill audiences with stories torn straight from the headlines, and as such, Warner Studios became the home of the crime film...

In Part One of 'Bullets And Blood', hear the incredible story of the Warner family, and of the iron-willed redhead from the belly of New York, who would go on to become their biggest star...

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A Small Request  

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Bullets And Blood - Part 1  

The story of the Warner Brothers studio is the story of the American dream - an immigrant family who escaped a violent beginning, and arrived penniless in America, only to conquer its newest and most lucrative art form. The Warner formula was simple - to thrill audiences with stories torn straight from the headlines, and as such, Warner Studios became the home of the crime film... In Part One of 'Bullets And Blood', hear the incredible story of the Warner family, and of the iron-willed redhead from the belly of New York, who would go on to become their biggest star...

The Final Adventures Of Alfred Hitchcock  

It is 1950, and Alfred Hitchcock must begin again with the help of his wife, Alma. Over the course of the next three decades, he will redefine the art of the suspense thriller, conquer an entirely different entertainment field, and establish for all time his place in cinema history. But scattered among the glories, are the darkest moments in his life; episodes that will scar not only Hitchcock, but those dearest to him...

The Adventures Of Alfred Hitchcock - Part 2  

Hitchcock is in Hollywood, but things in America are vastly different to England, where he had been the "Crown Prince of British Cinema".

Hitchcock will soon find himself facing off against the maniacal ego, and the constant interfering, of his new boss, David O. Selznick; an elitist group of British ex-patriates known as "The Hollywood Raj"; and against the people of Britain themselves, who are accusing him of desertion from across the ocean, as they begin the bitter battle against Adolf Hitler.

Along the way, his marriage will be tested, his heart will be enchanted by one of Hollywood's biggest stars, and some of those closest to him will be lost as the world begins to burn.

He will also direct a series of movies that will forever confirm his reputation as one of the world's greatest film directors.

Part 3 of 'The Adventures Of Alfred Hitchcock' is in production, and will be released in Autumn 2015.

You can also subscribe to the weekly show, 'Attaboy Clarence' for more insights into the Golden Age of cinema. Find it here or by searching in iTunes or your pod-catcher app of choice.

Email: adam@thesecrethistoryofhollywood.com

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The Adventures Of Alfred Hitchcock - Part 1  

In the 1920's, Alfred Hitchcock, the son of a shopkeeper, embarked on a career in the fledgling movie industry, and things were never the same again.

From silence to sound, from monochrome to colour, from cinema to television, no other film director would stake such a large claim to entertainment in the twentieth century. In this special series of episodes, hear all about Hitchcock's beginnings, his triumphs and failures, the battles that raged behind the scenes, the people that helped him become the most iconic director of all time, and the darkness inside him that emerged from time to time to cause damage to himself and to those closest to him...

 

Part 2 of 'The Adventures Of Alfred Hitchcock' is in the works, and will be released in Summer 2015.

You can also subscribe to the weekly show, 'Attaboy Clarence' for more insights into the Golden Age of cinema. Find it here or by searching in iTunes or your pod-catcher app of choice.

Email: adam@thesecrethistoryofhollywood.com

Twitter: @moviehistories

If you've enjoyed this show, please leave an iTunes review. It really helps. 

To donate to the upkeep of the show, click here. You're most kind!


A Universe Of Horrors  

The story of Universal Studios' horror movies is the story of cinema itself. Universal were there at the beginning, being one of the first studios to make Hollywood its home, and more than any other studio, took the horror movie to its heart.

In this special episode, hear the stories of how Universal Studios came to be, of Lon Chaney and his son, of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and genius director James Whale. Of creature designer and make-up king, Jack Pierce, of Gloria Stuart, Claude Rains, of Evelyn "Queen Of The Screamers" Ankers, the Laemmle empire, and of every Universal Horror movie from Hollywood's Golden Age...

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Films Mentioned:

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1923)

The Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

The Miracle Man (1919)

The Penalty (1920)

The Man Who Laughs (1928)

All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

The Cat Creeps (1930)

Dracula (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)

Journey’s End (1930)

Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1931)

Doctor X (1932)

Freaks (1932)

Island Of Lost Souls (1932)

Murders In The Rue Morgue (1932)

The Old Dark House (1932)

The Mummy (1932)

The Whispering Shadow (1932)

The Ghoul (1932)

Secret Of The Blue Room (1933)

The Invisible Man (1933)

The Secret Of The Chateau (1934)

The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934)

Life Returns (1934)

The Black Cat (1934)

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (1935)

The Raven (1935)

Werewolf Of London (1935)

The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

The Invisible Ray (1936)

Dracula’s Daughter (1936)

Son Of Frankenstein (1939)

The Cat And The Canary (1939)

The Gorilla (1939)

The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

The Return Of Dr X (1939)

Tower Of London (1939)

The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

Black Friday (1940)

The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

The Invisible Woman (1940)

Man Made Monster (1941)

Horror Island (1941)

The Wolf Man (1942)

The Ghost Of Frankenstein (1942)

Invisible Agent (1942)

The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)

Night Monster (1942)

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)

Captive Wild Woman (1943)

Jungle Woman (1944)

The Jungle Captive (1945)

The Phantom Of The Opera (1943)

The Climax (1943)

Son Of Dracula (1943)

Calling Dr Death (1943)

Weird Woman (1943)

Dead Man’s Eyes (1944)

Strange Confession (1945)

Pillow Of Death (1945)

The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)

The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)

The Mummy’s Curse (1944)

House Of Frankenstein (1944)

House Of Dracula (1945)

Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)

Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Hunting Witches With Walt Disney  

Once upon a time, Hollywood went to war with itself. 

In the mid-1930’s, Communism began to find its way into the film capital of the world, and over the next two decades, it tore the glamorous world of Tinseltown apart.

The story of the Red Scare in Hollywood, that destroyed lives, allowed personal revenges to be taken, and changed the face of Hollywood forever, can be told through the stories of eight people. 

Some of the eight made it through unscathed, some were destroyed, but all were changed forever. 

But what was the Communist Scare, and why was it so terrifying to Americans in the 40's and 50's? 

In this special episode of Attaboy Clarence, hear the epic story of how Red Fear came to Hollywood through the multi-layered stories of Budd Schulberg, Elia Kazan, John Garfield, Dorothy Comingore, Edward Dymytryk, Dalton Trumbo, Walt Disney and Humphrey Bogart.

You can also subscribe to our weekly show, 'Attaboy Clarence' for more insights into the Golden Age of cinema. Find it here or by searching in iTunes or your pod-catcher app of choice.

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Sex In Monochrome  

The Hollywood of the 30’s and 40’s is commonly known as The Golden Age of Hollywood, a time when foundations were built, techniques refined, and legends were born, but The Golden Age was built upon the bones of another generation; a liberal, free-spirited time when Hollywood creatively defied the censors, and let its imagination run free.

Sex was an integral part of film-making from the very beginning, appearing on film just a year after its inception, and remaining one of the most popular, and controversial subjects during the birth of cinema. 

In this special episode, we’ll take a look at some of the keystones of sex in cinema, the men and women who were the first sex symbols, and the tragic figures who were its first casualties. 

The sex. The lies. The films. The scandals. And the force that finally brought Hollywood to heel in the mid-thirties. 

You can also subscribe to our weekly show, 'Attaboy Clarence' for more insights into the Golden Age of cinema. Find it here or by searching in iTunes or your pod-catcher app of choice.

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The Game Is Afoot!  

A full-length documentary devoted to the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of Sherlock Holmes films and radio plays, featuring some of their greatest moments, and fascinating insights into the making of the definitive Sherlock Holmes movies.

What did The Hoxton Creeper have in common with Abraham Lincoln?

Who got top billing on The Hound of the Baskervilles, and why?

Who was Harry "The Henchman"?

Find out by listening...

You can also subscribe to our weekly show, 'Attaboy Clarence' for more insights into the Golden Age of cinema. Find it here or by searching in iTunes or your pod-catcher app of choice.

Email: adam@thesecrethistoryofhollywood.com

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