9 episodes

TERRIFIC CITY is a podcast on the city and screen life of 1970s America, by journalist and author Melissa Gira Grant and filmmaker Cheyenne Picardo. It is made in New York City.

Terrific City Melissa Gira Grant & Cheyenne Picardo

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TERRIFIC CITY is a podcast on the city and screen life of 1970s America, by journalist and author Melissa Gira Grant and filmmaker Cheyenne Picardo. It is made in New York City.

    Goodbye City (Times Square Episode 8)

    Goodbye City (Times Square Episode 8)

    On this episode

    no mourning for Ruby / "When someone shows you who they are, believe them" / #SayHerName / making Candy complicit in the disposability of other sex workers / "the tricks of the trade" / despondently eating a slice of pie / Deep Throat as letdown / "representation" is a cop-out / listener mail from Matthew / Shine Louise Houston / 70s porno chic vs 90s porno chic / Serpico / extra: Franco's porn thing / call us! / become a patron / so long

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Like Nobody Knows The Rules (Times Square Episode 7)

    Like Nobody Knows The Rules (Times Square Episode 7)

    On this episode

    The mob's landlords / Mayor Lindsay recruits Archie Bunker / Election Year vice crackdowns / the Public Morals Taskforce / Fantasia & "now the pimps wear blue uniforms" / stealing sex workers' dresses for slumming / "the whore who wants saving" / "the police are too busy being pimps to be art critics" / The Boys in the Sand / the whitening of the sex industry / Jeremiah Moss and wanting to be where things happen – in Times Square / "the innards of these places... they felt so exposed" / "to have empathy for spaces" / Flaming Creatures / the Fortas Film Festival / watch Serpico / call us! / become a patron / so long

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Indoors / Green Doors (Times Square Episode 6)

    Indoors / Green Doors (Times Square Episode 6)

    On this episode

    Crackdown season's here / everyone's on the take / obscene courtroom boredom / porn defies definition / into the parlors and off the streets / "not really in the holiday spirit" / a weak Mob / a good soldier / inventing the private porn viewing booth / the Velvet Underground is always on somewhere / Behind the Green Door / Lynch, Kubrick, and the Mitchell Brothers / the WPA of porn / so Northern California / watch Flaming Creatures / call us! / become a patron / so long

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Disco Overtime (Times Square Episode 5)

    Disco Overtime (Times Square Episode 5)

    On this episode: Theatre raids / proto-disco, all genders, all the time / a safe space, an outlaw space / OT / time-and-a-half at the massage parlor / "white savior Barbie" / Johnny and the rentboys / The Gaiety / The Haymarket / 8 shows for 8 dollars / bodacious ta-ta's / "when you think of it connected to Lauren Bacall" / The Boys in the Band / "a goddamn laugh riot" / "The Gay Bar," Maude / "Archie Bunker in an ascot" / watch Behind the Green Door / call us! / become a patron / so long

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Hustling (Times Square Episode 4)

    Hustling (Times Square Episode 4)

    On this episode

    A very special gay episode / more temporal hubris / Jean Naté / "What did you use in Vietnam?" / an anti-porn PR gambit / Ebert on Deep Throat / Channel J / soul porn, Ella Baker, Huey Newton / before The Deuce: "Hustling" / loitering with intent /  johnalism: of editors & ethics / watch The Boys in the Band and "The Gay Bar" / call us! / become a patron / so long

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Hardhats and Runaways (Times Square Episode 3)

    Hardhats and Runaways (Times Square Episode 3)

    On this episode

    You're nobody, Dean Martin / "Hippies vs Hardhats" / Abbie Hoffman is not a bitch / "Lindsay's a Red!" and "the city needs to look good behind him" / getting paid to watch Mildred Pierce / the porn director with no film in his camera / "one loop and A Star Is Born" / “Today New York's grimiest is being replaced by New York's finest" / white girl innocence / the city as America's bad boyfriend / "I got something fine for New York's finest!" / watch "Hustling" / call us! / become a patron / so long

    • 1 hr 11 min

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