Wednesday, May 07, 2014

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Show No. 231 with guests Michael St. John and Alan Rode

TV CONFIDENTIALShow No. 231 with guests Michael St. John and Alan Rode

Original Airdate: Week of Apr. 30-May 5, 2014

First hour: Ed welcomes Alan Rode, one of the foremost experts on the subject of film noir, and the author of Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy. Alan is also the producer and host of The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, which will take place May 8 thru May 11 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. The lineup for the weekend will include screenings of Sunset Boulevard, The Window, Sorry, Wrong Number, Too Late for Tears, Laura and the original 1946 version of The Killers. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember the first NBC television broadcast at the 1939 World’s Fair

Second hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome Michael St. John, actor, author, playwright, onetime San Francisco radio personality and the first African-American man hired as a director for NBC television. Michael’s play, I Feel Sin Comin’ On, which he adapted partly from his memoir, Hollywood Through the Back Door, received critical acclaim when it was performed as a dramatic reading earlier this year in Los Angeles.
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