60 episodes

A Feel-Good Classic Hollywood Podcast | This uplifting Classic Hollywood podcast offers inspirational insights into the films of the Golden Age & the stars who made them great.

Vanguard of Hollywood Shannon Allen

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

A Feel-Good Classic Hollywood Podcast | This uplifting Classic Hollywood podcast offers inspirational insights into the films of the Golden Age & the stars who made them great.

    Jimmy Stewart Was Not Racist. Here’s Why.

    Jimmy Stewart Was Not Racist. Here’s Why.

    A Rumor Casts a Shadow on the Legacy of Jimmy Stewart. Was Jimmy Stewart Racist? The Answer is No. Here's Why.

    • 16 min
    Platinum Perfection: A Lana Turner Birthday Tribute

    Platinum Perfection: A Lana Turner Birthday Tribute

    Lana Turner is the Definition of Movie Star, Loves Hot Sauce and Fashion, Goes Through Seven Husbands, is Saved by Her Daughter, & Can Make Anyone Laugh. It’s Shannon’s Birthday Tribute to Lana Turner.

    • 28 min
    Elegance and Eloquence: A Sidney Poitier Tribute

    Elegance and Eloquence: A Sidney Poitier Tribute

    Sidney Poitier Wins Best Actor, Is the Highest Paid Star in Hollywood, Goes Vegetarian, and Continues to Inspire with His Amazing Life Story. Join Shannon as she pays tribute to Sidney Poitier.

    • 13 min
    Inspiration from Jimmy Stewart, Frank Capra, & It’s a Wonderful Life

    Inspiration from Jimmy Stewart, Frank Capra, & It’s a Wonderful Life

    In this special episode, Vanguard of Hollywood ventures into video with the inspiring story of Jimmy Stewart and It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

    • 14 min
    Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King - Interview With Foster Hirsch

    Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King - Interview With Foster Hirsch

    Otto Preminger Goes Independent, Takes Down the Production Code Administration, Fights Censorship, & Doesn't Hold Back His Temper.  Film historian Foster Hirsch joins Shannon for a discussion of his gripping book, Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King.

    • 59 min
    All Heart: Doris Day & Why She Matters

    All Heart: Doris Day & Why She Matters

    Doris Day Exudes Confidence, Heckles an Umpire, Wants to Be a Housewife, Talks to Me on the Phone, & Can Literally Do it All. Shannon introduces the latest Star Spotlight, Doris Day.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Ben Domingo. ,

Great show!

Pass on the political nonsense of You Must Remember This. I prefer the story presentation here. The narrator doesn't seem to have an axe to grind.

Jackcopland530 ,

❤️

inspiring!

its is beau ,

Love this show❤️

This show is really well-researched. Really glad I found it. I finally checked out the website, too. There's a ton there. I love it

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