Dishing Hollywood On Demand
From September 4 through September 10, Movie Addict HQ presents a BEST OF/ON DEMAND episode about Hollywood scandals. Film historian Laurie Jacobson, author of Dishing Hollywood, talks about the most notorious scandals that have rocked Tinseltown from the early part of the 20th century up to the present. Her scintillating book contains tales of lives cut short, unsolved mysteries, dramatic suicides and steamy affairs fill the pages of Jacobson’s revealing romp through some of Hollywood’s biggest scandals involving stars like Gary Cooper, Lana Turner, Robert Mitchum, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, River Phoenix and many more.
Listeners can hear this revealing episode by clicking on the BlogTalkRadio link at the end of this article.
Jacobson loves to talk about everything Hollywood, and in this special episode she covers such topics as:
Lana Turner’s involvement in a hoodlum homicide.
The impact of an arrest on Robert Mitchum’s career.
John Wayne’s “ironic” death.
The Gary Cooper mystery.
Natalie Wood’s mysterious drowning.
“Wherever they’re discussing a scandal, a ghost or a dead movie star, I’m there,” Jacobson says. She has written and produced documentaries, television series and specials, and appears regularly on TV and radio. Her other books include Hollywood Heartbreaks, Hollywood Haunted and Timmy’s in the Well: The Jon Provost Story, which she co-authored with her husband, the former child actor who played Timmy in TV’s Lassie.
HOST: Betty Jo Tucker
PRODUCER: Nikki Starr
LISTENING LINK: Click here.