100 episodes

Film critic Kristen Lopez along with co-hosts Drea Clark and Samantha Ellis invite special guests to discuss classic Hollywood, the films and stars that continue to shine brightly for audiences today.

Ticklish Business Kristen Lopez

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    • 4.5 • 18 Ratings

Film critic Kristen Lopez along with co-hosts Drea Clark and Samantha Ellis invite special guests to discuss classic Hollywood, the films and stars that continue to shine brightly for audiences today.

    #95: Dodsworth (1936)

    #95: Dodsworth (1936)

    Historian Farran Smith Nehme joins us this week to discuss Mary Astor, domestic dramas, and the 1936 feature Dodsworth.

    • 58 min
    #94: Marlene Dietrich, Grand Dame of Moviedom

    #94: Marlene Dietrich, Grand Dame of Moviedom

    Special guest and director Anna Biller joins us to discuss the life, loves, and legacy of actress Marlene Dietrich.

    • 55 min
    #93: Getting Loud About Silents

    #93: Getting Loud About Silents

    Let's do a little silent film 101 and who better to speak about the silent screen than historian Fritzi Kramer?


     
    Learn more about Fritzi's work and support it here.


     
    Next Time: It's all things Marlene Dietrich. (I incorrectly listed this as the next episode last week.)

    • 50 min
    #92: A Star is Born (1954)

    #92: A Star is Born (1954)

    There are many versions of A Star is Born but the Ticklish Trio are discussing the best version (don't yell at us!) with this week's special guest: James Mason. Actually, make that James Duke Mason, the actor's grandson. Mason joins us to talk about his famous grandfather, the role that put him opposite Judy, and what James Mason famously said about the actress' performance.


     
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    Next Time: It's all things Marlene Dietrich.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #91: Anna May Wong (w/Nancy Wang Yuen)

    #91: Anna May Wong (w/Nancy Wang Yuen)

    Historian and author Nancy Wang Yuen joins us to talk about Asian American representation in classic film, the work of Anna May Wong, and Wong's 1937 mystery Daughter of Shanghai.
     
    Buy Nancy's book Reel Inequality.


     
    If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.
     




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    Next Time: A Star is Born (1954)

    • 55 min
    #90: Viva Las Vegas (1964, w/Sheila O'Malley)

    #90: Viva Las Vegas (1964, w/Sheila O'Malley)

    Special guest Sheila O'Malley joins the Ticklish Trio on a trip to the bright lights of Las Vegas as they discuss Elvis Presley's 1964 musical Viva Las Vegas.
     




    Support the podcast and get extra episodes, special gifts, and exclusive podcasts at our Patreon page.






     
    If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are worth purchasing check out Ticklish Business' Amazon Page.
     
    Next Time: Anna May Wong and Daughter of Shanghai (1937).

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

CSR1967 ,

Great podcast!

Love it, love Kristin, fun to listen to!

Dm97239 ,

Horrible sound quality.

So disappointing. Was looking forward to taking in the Karina Longworth episode because I’m such a fan of her podcast sound on so atrocious it’s just unlistenable.

WhatChooSay? ,

Great insight on classic films

Kristen is very knowledgeable on all things classic cinema related and delivers her episodes in an interesting and fun manner. She gives info at a good pace - not too fast, not too slow and her audio is easy to listen to. Two thumbs up!

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