Original Airdate: Apr. 20-23, 2018
Listen to “TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 402 with guests Joyce Bulifant and Geoffrey Mark” on Spreaker.
First hour: Author, singer, and show business raconteur Geoffrey Mark .helps Ed celebrate the centennial birthday of vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. Geoffey’s latest book, Ella: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald, is a comprehensive biography and discography of the First Lady of Song. For our listeners on the East Coast, Geoffrey will be performing some of the music of Ella Fitzgerald on Wednesday, April 25 at Germano’s in Baltimore, Maryland, and on Sunday, April 29 at the Triad Theater in New York City. For our listeners everywhere, the Deluxe Edition of Ella: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald includes a two-CD set with more than forty studio/live tracks of Ella in her prime, as well as the hardcover book. Both the hardcover edition and the Deluxe Edition of Ella are available at Amazon.com and UltimateSymbol.com/Ella. (There is also an Ella Legend Bundle Edition that includes the book, the two bonus CDs, plus a third CD, Ella at Zardi’s. The Ella Legend Bundle is available exclusively at UltimateSymbol.com/EllaLegendBundle.) Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with Part 2 of our look at the 40th anniversary of the birth of The Blues Brothers, with a particular focus on the many great musicians that Dan Ackroyd introduced to a new generation by way of The Blues Brothers. Second hour: Ed welcomes back actress, author and philanthropist Joyce Bulifant. Joyce’s book, My Four Hollywood Husbands, has become incredibly timely since Joyce’s last visit to our program, vis a vis the #MeToo movement, the Bill Cosby trial, the Thomas Fire and the Montecito flood. Joyce talks to Ed about how her faith helped her deal with the loss of two homes during her lifetime, plus she shares a few memories about her experience on Match Game, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Love Thy Neighbor, The Happiest Millionaire, Airplane! and working with her son director John Asher.