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Episode #67

Debbie Reynolds and Robert Osborne

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Alec Baldwin revisits “The Golden Age of Hollywood” with one person who was at the heart of it, and another who keeps it alive today.

Alec talks with Debbie Reynolds about “Singin’ in the Rain” – her co-stars, the rehearsal process, the whirlwind of excitement the movie generated. Debbie describes the slow death of the studio system. “Everything was done for us, the makeup, the hair. They'd send cars for us. We were very spoiled. We didn't know what to do when they dropped everybody when television came.” Debbie talks frankly about her relationships with men and money.

Alec also visits film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies, Robert Osborne. Osborne details the unlikely adventure in Hollywood that led him to his current profession as the ambassador of a bygone film era. Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, and Olivia DeHaviland all play supporting roles in the story of his life.

 

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Comments [2]

Ron Greenfield from Durham, NC

Wow Alec. I was not aware you had this program on NYC. The Debbie Reynolds/Robert Osborne interviews were really wonderful. Working in the industry it's really nice just to hear them talk about their lives and careers, especially today when a lot of younger people are not aware of the Golden Age of Hollywood or the beginning years of teleivsion.. Going to be turning in more.

Jul. 25 2014 02:29 PM
David from Sydney, Straya

Just wonderful. Alec I love your devotion to the Golden Age - I don't know much about it but you're encouraging me to explore.
More please!

May. 22 2014 12:08 AM

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