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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Five-time Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director, comedian and talk show host John Barbour on his affinity for Superman; how he helped Pat Morita find his piece of ground as a comedian early in his career; why REAL PEOPLE represents the best form of reality TV; and why he always booked Harlan Ellison as his first guest whenever he hosted a talk show. John’s memoir, YOUR MOTHER’S NOT A VIRGIN: The Bumpy Life and Times of the Canadian Dropout Who Changed the Face of American TV, is available in paperback and as an eBook through TrineDay.com and Amazon.com. John’s documentary THE AMERICAN MEDIA AND THE SECOND ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY is also available on Amazon, while his documentaries THE GARRISON TAPES and ERNIE KOVACS: TV’s ORIGINAL GENIUS are both available for free screening at YouTube.com/JohnBarboursWorld

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via Hot Ice Media: The Musso & Frank Grill: Some Place to Eat celebrates the 100th anniversary of the legendary Hollywood restaurant, including stories about beloved celebrities, recipes for classic dishes, and a look at the world’s most famous martini. Written by Michael Callahan, with an introduction by Michael Connelly, The Musso & Frank Grill: Some Place to Eat is available at MussoandFrank.com, and at the restaurant itself

THE HEART OF HOLLYWOOD, CA — It was a simple idea. Two gentlemen—one named Joseph Musso, the other named Frank Toulet—decided to open a restaurant that would feed the growing number of denizens who had come to Hollywood at the … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 470.5 with guest Ruta Lee is now available online for listening on demand

The One and Only Ruta Lee, Part 2 Original Airdates: Nov. 1-3, 2019 TVC 470.5: Part 2 of our conversation with Ruta Lee, the legendary singer, actress, and philanthropist (The Thalians) who has left her mark on movies, TV, and … Continue reading

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Ruta Lee, The Emperor, and The Marx Brothers on TV: Next on TVC

Singer/actress Ruta Lee and actor Roman Mitichyan will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Nov. 1-3 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay Area Friday 11/1 7pm ET, 4pm PT 10pm ET, 7pm PT … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 468.3 with guest Ruta Lee is now available online for listening on demand

The One and Only Ruta Lee Original Airdates: Oct. 18-20, 2019 TVC 468.3: Part 1 of a two-part conversation with actress, singer, dancer, philanthropist, and showbiz legend Ruta Lee (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Witness for the Prosecution, Sergeants Three, … Continue reading

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Ruta Lee, Biffle and Shooster, plus Music That’s Lost in the Stars: Next on TVC

Actress and humanitarian Ruta Lee will join us, along with Will Ryan, Nick Santa Maria and Michael Schlesinger (The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster), actor and author James Rosin (People, Places & Me) and singer Roberta Livetow (Lost in the … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Ruta Lee, one of the grande dames of the entertainment industry, shares a few memories of her storied career in stage, film, and television, and some of the life lessons that she learned from Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Gail Patrick, and others who mentored her. Ruta’s memoirs, CONSIDER YOUR ASS KISSED, are targeted for publication in 2020. For more information on The Thalians, the charitable organization that Ruta co-founded with Debbie Reynolds and which currently works with UCLA Operation Mend to provide free surgical, medical, and psychological treatment for post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families, go to Thalians.org

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 455 with guest Dolly Read Martin is now available online for listening on demand

Dolly Read Martin on Match Game and more Original Airdates: June 28-30, 2019 TVC 455.5: Actress and former Playboy Bunny and Playboy Playmate Dolly Read Martin (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Match Game, Tattletales) talks about how the loose, … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 448 with guest Julie Budd is now available online for listening on demand

Singer/actress Julie Budd on why her tribute to Frank Sinatra is unlike any other Original Airdates: Apr. 26-28, 2019 TVC 448.2: Ed welcomes Julie Budd, the legendary singer/actress whom Merv Griffin famously dubbed “the mini girl with the maxi voice.” … Continue reading

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Lee Purcell, Julie Budd, and Kat Kramer: Next on TVC

Two-time Emmy nominated actress Lee Purcell, singer/actress Julie Budd, and actress and producer Kat Kramer will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Apr. 26-28 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay Area Friday 4/26 … Continue reading

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