Wednesday, December 21, 2011

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Dec. 16, 2011

Show No. 117
Dec. 16, 2011

First hour: With the holidays soon upon us, Ed recommends a few recently released books, DVDs and other items that would make great gift ideas for film and TV aficionados. Also in this hour: Phil Gries with Part 3 of our tribute to TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin, including clips from a rarely discussed documentary produced by Franklin in 1962 on the life of Al Jolson. Plus: Tony Figueroa remembers the death of Walt Disney, the premiere of Dragnet and other events that happened This Week in TV History.

Second hour: Ed welcomes Peter Ford, author of Glenn Ford: A Life, an intimate look at the public and private lives of his father, screen legend Glenn Ford. Peter will be appearing at the Hollywood Heritage Museum in the Lasky-DeMille Barn, 2100 N. Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. He 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.

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