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June 17, 2019
Hollywood: Peg Entwistle, "The Hollywoodland Sign Girl"
By 1932, budding Hollywood starlet Peg Entwistle had everything: money, a successful Broadway career, accolades, and undeniable charm. But none of that stopped her from throwing herself off the Hollywood sign, plummeting to her death.Parcasters - Bob Champion was an accomplished jockey when we was diagnosed with cancer, his journey gives a new meaning to getting back on the horse. Listen to this new episode of Survival on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!
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57 min
June 10, 2019
Hollywood: Johnny Stompanato & Lana Turner, The Gangster and The Film Star
After a childhood struggle with poverty, 16-year-old Lana Turner became a world famous movie star in 1937, praised for her grace, and talent. Her public life seemed like a fairy tale, but over the next 20 years, her private life was plagued with toxic relationships. Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code DARK to get three cups FREE in your first box!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/DARKSIDE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
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62 min
June 3, 2019
Hollywood: Rose Thompson Hovick, Stage Mother
Before Toddlers in Tiaras, there were the mothers of Vaudeville in the early 1910s, Rose Thompson Hovick had her dreams of stardom cut short, and became obsessed with turning her own children into stars.Parcasters - Theodosia Burr Alston is more than a character in a song from Hamilton! Find out about her life and mysterious disappearance this week on Gone! Available now at parcast.com/gone
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54 min
May 27, 2019
Hollywood: The Murder of William Desmond Taylor
Taylor's murder in 1922 and ensuing scandals about his sex life, involvement and drugs, and rumored mistresses was enough to cause a rift between Hollywood and the rest of the country, and send movie studios scrambling to cover up the culprit.Parcasters - Thank you so much for listening to our new show!
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52 min
May 19, 2019
Hollywood: The Founding
Once envisioned as a Christian utopia, the land of Hollywood quickly evolved into a place of crime and debauchery. When the film industry infiltrated the quiet community in the early 1900s, it brought with it a world of chaos and anarchy. Wild enough that its impact would change our cultural history forever. Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code DARK to get three cups FREE in your first box!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/DARKSIDE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
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46 min
April 29, 2019
Welcome to The Dark Side Of...
Follow us as we shine a light on the most beloved events, cultural touchstones, and institutions in history. The Dark Side Of will consist of miniseries covering Hollywood, the American Presidency, Music, Dating, Sports, and more! This Parcast Original will dive deep into the unknown and overlooked histories behind everything we hold most dear. The Dark Side Of... premieres Monday, May 20th.
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