Each episode, host Gabriel Russo profiles a star of the silent era of Hollywood. Some are scandalous, some are not, but all are interesting and worth remembering. Join Gabe Russo as he learns who these people are along with you. The podcast has turned away from the salacious and more into informative profiling of these barely remembered people and their times, hence the change in name. Three Stooges Throwback is the second podcast on this feed. It is a comprehensive look back at each and every Three Stooges short. Join Gabe Russo as he talks production notes, trivia, goofs, etc. from all 190 Three Stooges shorts.
Hollywood Profiles of Yesteryear Ep 50 Charlie Chaplin Part One
Charlie Chaplin was the biggest star of the Silent era. He created one of the most enduring and iconic characters ever in the Tramp, was married 4 times, and loved much younger women. Charlie Chaplin, Part one...listen to me talk.
Hollywood Scandals of Yesteryear ep 44 Joan Lowell
Joan Lowell was an actress of the Silent era. She was also one of its biggest hoaxers. Huh? Find out how by downloading, listening and rating. Or by streaming and then rating. Please rate me.
This episode brought to my attention by:
(not sure about sharing her last name) from the Silents Please! group on Facebook. Thanks for the topic!
Hollywood Scandals of Yesteryear ep 43 Lya de Putti
Lya De Putti was a Hungarian Screen Star who tried to make it big in Hollywoodland. She worked with some of the greats, but couldn't overcome the chicken bone. What? Find out inside...the Sounds of Silents.
The 7th of 190 shorts made by the Three Stooges. Produced in 1935, this one the boys are really hitting their comedic stride. They run from a cop, pretend to be artists, have a clay fight...come along and listen.
Renee Adoree was one of the earliest European's to become Hollywood stars. Unfortunately, she was not the first we've heard about to contract tuberculosis. Find out more by listening.
The Sounds of Silents
Alma Rubens was a rising star, making $3000 a week in pictures. She got hooked on heroin and that was that. She did write her own autobiography in serialized form in national papers, ending it only weeks before she died.
Released 12/8/1934 this is the fourth Columbia Short by the Three Stooges. It features Lucille Ball in one of, if not her earliest appearance in film. It also features the first time the boys refused to do a stunt. Listen up Appleheads.
Men in Black is the 3rd in the Stooges Series of shorts. It's the classic Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard, the first mixing a drink bit and a first for the Podcast...A Special Guest!!My daughter, Digitalbuild101 on Youtube. A new Stooges fan.
Punch Drunks was filmed May 2-5 1934, and is the 2nd Three Stooges Short. KO Stradivarius goes crazy when he hears Pop Goes the Weasel. He's the champ! Classic Stooges here. One of the best. The only Stooge short in the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress.
What do you have in the Library of Congress?
Woman Haters is the first Three Stooges short for Columbia pictures. It is done in rhyming verse and can get tiresome, as it stifles the boys a bit. But the seeds are there for future greatness! Lots of firsts...
Some introductions to the man who formed the act, Ted Healy and his Stooges. This is just some basic information on the history of the Stooges and how they came about. Subsequent episodes will chronologically examine each Three Stooges short with reviews, facts, etc. It should be fun.
Maurice Costello was the first star to receive fan mail, the first male heartthrob. Was he related to Lou Costello from Abbot and Costello? No.
But he was the patriarch of one of Hollywood's most famous families of all time. Find out who...
It's Drew Barrymore.
Courtland Dines was shot by Mabel Normand's chauffer after a night of partying with Edna Purviance. Was it a love triangle? No, I don't think it was. But Courtland Dines did get shot and Joe Kelly aka Horace Greer did it.
Larry Semon was a popular comedian of the early 1920's, rivaling Chaplin. He directed and starred in the 1925 silent Wizard of Oz. Did he fake his death to avoid creditors? You'll have to listen.
(I think he might've.)
A print interview I did about the show. I figured I'd post it here.
The link no longer works, but here it is for you, to read.
Please check it out.
New episode coming in a day or two. Always. Or a week or two.
When did you first start listening to podcasts and what was/were the first podcast(s) that you listened to?
In 2005, I heard about podcasts. I discovered a show called Fanboy Radio and it piqued my interest. The first podcast I actually listened to was Comic Geek Speak.
I had heard about Ricky Gervais, and about podcasts but did not know where to find them. I downloaded the Yahoo Podcatcher, which was a big unwieldy thing that took over my computer. Once I learned how I-tunes worked, I was hooked.
What are some of your current favorite podcasts that you listen to and why?
I am a huge comedy nerd, as well as an Anglophile. So I listen to tons of comedy, plus a bunch of soccer shows from the UK. I listen to most of the Earwolf shows. Comedy Bang Bang, etc. Kevin Smith’s Smodcast is great. It’s usually a sort of fluid list. I’m always looking for something new to check out, but I’m kind of picky.
Since it is soccer season currently, I listen to the football shows from the UK first. BBC 606 is the best, it is a phone in show with opinions from fans instead of pundits. The BBC shows, most British shows, are the only ones that originate as radio shows first. Mostly I stick with strictly podcasts.
Here’s my list:
Uhh Yeah Dude, The Dollop, Doug Loves Movies, Football Weekly, I Was There Too, Greg Proops Film Club, 5 live World Football Phone-in, Hollywood Babylon, Monday Morning Podcast, 606 Football Phone in, Spontaneanation, 5 live Football Daily, Mysteries Abound, Improv4Humans, Stuff You Should Know, Who Charted, Second Captains, WTF, Danny Baker Show, Smodcast, Dead Authors, How Did This Get Made, The Bugle, Comedy Bang Bang, 7 Day Saturday, Steve Austin Show, The Smartest Man in the World, Useless Information Podcast.
On what device(s) and app(s) do you listen to podcasts and why do you choose that/those device(s) and app(s)?
I download them on I-Tunes and listen on my I-phone. It used to be my I-pod shuffle, but since I got the phone, it’s all in one. I host my podcast on Podomatic.com which has a great free hosting service. Although, I am reaching my storage and bandwidth limits and will have to pay the Pro fee soon. I hear you can host free on Libsyn, or Google Drive, but I haven’t looked into any of that yet. I kind of podcast in a vacuum in that I don’t know anyone else who does it or could offer tips, so I plug along as I can.
When and why did you decide to become a podcaster?
I did my first podcast in late 2005. It was called Gabe’s Superhero Show, then my wife and I did Comics and More with Gabe and Mandy. Superhero Show went 13 episodes and then my daughter was born and I had no time to podcast. Comics and More was just a couple of episodes, my wife wasn’t really into it. It took several years to get into it again with Hollywood Scandals of Yesteryear, and I’m at episode 16, trying to stay on a regular schedule.
I was just captivated by the medium, and felt the need to broadcast about something. Anything.
As a podcaster, do you have any influences (they don't have to be from the podcasting world)?
Kevin Smith was and is a huge influence. He is always professing his love of podcasting and suggesting people record their own shows about the things that they are passionate about.
Beyond that, all of the podcasters that I listen to influence me in various ways, to try to be funny, or interesting, or keep it short, etc. The guys who do solo podcasts, like Bill Burr, Greg Proops, etc. I am not comparing myself to either of these great talents, but I aspire to do an interesting show on my own. No one wants to listen to me blather on for an hour or more, but these guys can do a stream of consciousness show that is entertaining, interesting, and informative as (continued)
Hollywood Scandals of Yesteryear Episode 15: Two-fer Martha Mansfield and Peg Entwistle
Martha Mansfield was an up and coming actress when tragedy struck. Her dress caught fire on set and she died.
Peg Entwistle was a stage star who turned to suicide when her movie career did not take off. She jumped from the H in the Hollywoodland sign.
Listen as we profile both in under 20!
Image is Martha with John Barrymore in her last picture.
Half of Hollywood's first Celebrity Couple, "King of Hollywood", first hand and footprints in front of Grauman's Theater, Founded the Motion Picture Academy, Host of the first Oscars, and practically invented the costumed hero genre of films. Plus, did all his own stunts.
My new personal hero, Douglas Fairbanks was the man.
Mabel Normand was co-star of the first feature length comedy (with Chaplin), and lived a tumultuous life. The last person to see William Desmond Taylor alive is one of the scandals. Listen for the whole shebang!
Thomas Ince, one of the biggest names in early Hollywood dies mysteriously aboard a yacht owned by newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst. Charlie Chaplin was there as well, listen to the sordid tale.
The story of silent film star Olive Thomas.
*Note* It is mentioned that the house where Sharon Tate was murdered is the same house that William Desmond Taylor lived. This is not true and I am sorry for any confusion or anger this statement has caused.
The podcast will endeavor to have no further mistakes in facts, only in delivery.