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GoodTimes Home Video: Adjust Your Tracking

This week’s episode of “The Online Movie Show” goes back to the 1980s in a celebration of the GoodTimes Home Video, the king of the bargain basement VHS videos. Facebook’s funniest man, Anthony “The Kingfish” Vitamia, recalls the breezy and cheesy world of those wonderfully zany videos.

The episode can be heard here.

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The RKO Legacy

During the Golden Age of Hollywood, RKO offered the most innovative and invigorating mix of films. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” we discuss the studio’s rise and fall with film historian James L. Neibaur, author of “The RKO Features: A Complete Filmography of the Feature Films Released or Produced by RKO Radio Pictures, 1929-1960.”

The episode can be heard here.

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Wheeler and Woolsey: The Pre-Code Funnymen

Few comics took full advantage of the loose standards of Pre-Code Hollywood with more gusto than the team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” film historian and podcaster Geno Cuddy offers insight on the duo’s saucy on-screen antics and classic routines.

The episode can be heard here.

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Clark & McCullough: The Forgotten Kings of Comedy

From the late 1920s to the mid-1930s, Bobby Clark and Paul McCullough turned out a series of wild, bawdy and often surreal short comedies. Today, the team is mostly unknown to the average movie lover because many of their films are lost and the surviving films are rarely revived. Film historian and podcaster Geno Cuddy considers the Clark & McCullough legacy and advocates for a new appreciation of their surviving work in this episode of “The Online Movie Show.”

The episode can be heard here.

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Lucille Ball on the Big Screen

Everyone loves the small screen Lucille Ball, but the zany redhead’s long career in films is often overshadowed by her TV celebrity. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” actor-writer-comic Kevin Dolan returns to consider Lucille Ball’s film work and the versatility she brought to her cinematic roles.

The episode can be heard here.

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Joan Collins: An Appreciation

Joan Collins first came to the public’s attention on the big screen in the 1950s, but strangely never quite found her niche in film – her star soared on the small screen’s “Dynasty” in the 1980s. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” actor-writer-comic Kevin Dolan (himself a one-time co-star of Dame Joan!) discusses her unusual career and continued appeal.
This episode was recorded at Pleasant Podcasts in Naugatuck, Connecticut.

The episode can be heard here.