Actor and author Peter Ford will be our special guest on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 14-20 at the following times and venues:
WROM RadioWednesday 12/14
8pm ET, 5pm PT
8pm ET, 5pm PT
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
The Coyote KWTY-FM
11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT
One of Hollywood’s most versatile leading men for more than six decades, Glenn Ford was an incredibly gifted actor whose naturalistic style enabled him to conquer virtually every film genre, from romantic comedies to hard-boiled film noir to epic Western stories.
But though he always seemed at ease in front of the camera, Glenn Ford off-camera was a complex, driven man who could be intensely distant to those closest to him, while his serial philandering ― including affairs with the likes of Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe ― led to a string of failed marriages, personal heartache, and long periods in which he estranged himself from his only son, Peter Ford.
That dichotomy is at the heart of Glenn Ford: A Life, an absorbingly written book by Peter Ford that provides a moving, nuanced portrait of the star of Blackboard Jungle, Gilda, 3:10 to Yuma, Ransom, Teahouse of the August Moon, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father and other classic films, as well as Cade’s County, Brotherhood of the Bell and other television productions. Told with the keen insight and unflinching candor that only Ford’s son could provide, the book also interviews with dozens of Glenn Ford’s co-stars, including Ernest Borgnine, Sidney Poitier, Evelyn Keyes, Debbie Reynolds, Shirley Jones, James Whitmore, Carl Reiner, and Angela Lansbury, as well as such directors as Vincent Sherman, Delbert Mann and Richard Donner. We’ll learn what it was like to grow up as the son of Glenn Ford, as well as discuss some of his father’s most famous screen roles, when Peter Ford joins us in our second hour.
Peter Ford will be appearing at the Hollywood Heritage Museum in the Lasky-DeMille Barn, 2100 N. Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA (right across from the Hollywood Bowl) on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for non-members, and can be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information, call 323-874-2276 or visit www.hollywoodheritage.org.
Peter Ford is also the subject of A Little Prince, a forthcoming documentary by Alexander Roman about Peter’s life as the only son of Glenn Ford and Eleanor Powell. To view the trailer, visit www.alittleprince.net.
Also on tap this week: Holiday gift ideas for film and TV aficionados; the third and final installment of our tribute to TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin; and This Week in TV History.
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