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An ongoing series of specially produced histories, bringing to life the stories and secrets that shaped cinema. @moviehistories secrethistoryofhollywood.com www.patreon.com/attaboysecret

The Secret History Of Hollywoo‪d‬ Adam Roche

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    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

An ongoing series of specially produced histories, bringing to life the stories and secrets that shaped cinema. @moviehistories secrethistoryofhollywood.com www.patreon.com/attaboysecret

    Queens Of Cinema

    Queens Of Cinema

    Proudly announcing a new regular Secret History Of Hollywood series: Queens of Cinema

    Hear the stories behind some of the most influential female voices in film, from screen stars to animation pioneers - from directors to producers - women in cinema’s history have played a far larger role in its story than many realise.

    To gain access to this exclusive regular series - along with hundreds more hours of bonus listening - go to www.patreon.com/attaboysecret

    • 2 min
    Hollywood Stories

    Hollywood Stories

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    Cary: Part 2 Coming Soon! - Previews arrive with Co-Producers first!

    Cary: Part 1

    Cary: Part 1

    Once upon a time, from the midst of normality, an extraordinary story began...

    In a time when the world was being shaped on the fields of war, a boy named Archie dared to find his own path by looking to the stars.

    In Part One of Cary, hear the incredible journey of Archie Leach; one that stretched from broken beginnings, all the way to the heavens of Hollywood itself...

    Shadows: Midnight Is Come

    Shadows: Midnight Is Come

    Following the success of The Body Snatcher, Val Lewton has become one of RKO's most valuable and lauded producers.

    As well as the many opportunities now being presented to him, Lewton has also embarked upon his first true "A-Picture", a dark tale of madness and cruelty set within the walls of the most notorious asylum in the world.

    But as Hollywood itself begins to change, the shadows upon the screen will not be the only ones closing in on Lewton...

    With Mark Gatiss

    Shadows: The Resurrection Men

    Shadows: The Resurrection Men

    RKO's latest horror movie, 'The Body Snatcher', based upon a dark legacy of crimes from another time, is proving to be Val Lewton's most challenging project yet.

    Seemingly determined to have his way, Lewton's boss, Jack Gross has agreed to finally give Lewton and his team an "A-List" budget. But this promise comes with a set of conditions...

    It isn't long before Gross's demands are dragging Lewton's possible masterpiece into exploitation territory. With the budget as a bargaining chip, will Lewton be forced to ruin his own reputation in order to get the film made? Or will a solution present itself from the most unlikely of places?

    • 3 hrs 38 min
    Shadows: The Silent Land

    Shadows: The Silent Land

    Val Lewton’s salvation has arrived in the form of Universal Horror star, Boris Karloff, a long-time admirer of Lewton’s new brand of horror cinema.

    For their first project together, Lewton must draw upon the darkest piece of his childhood; the place where his imagination grew up.

    And so begins a journey into the past, and to a place where dreams go to die…

    • 4 hrs 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Simply The Greatest Podcast Ever

I have listened to alot of Podcasts on alot of topics. but The Secret History Of Hollywood stands head shoulders and torso above them.
It shines a light upon the under appreicated genius of Val Lewton a man I knew very little of before hand but now want to watch every film he ever worked on.
It is unbound by time constraints and gives over hours to tell it's tale without ever wasting a minute.
It's willingness to wander off topic to tell the oftern amazing tales of Lewtons friends and collabrators or detail his inspirations is simpy staggering. And results in episodes that go from detailing the history of American serial killers to the hidden histories of almost famous film stars seemlessly.
I can not recommend it highly enough.

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Loved 'A Universe of Horrors epiode' brilliantly written and read. one of the best podcassts I've heard in a while.

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The last 5 minutes of the final Hitchcock episode made me cry. On the tram. During rush hour.

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