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

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

November 10, 2021

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.

All Heart: Doris Day & Why She Matters

All Heart: Doris Day & Why She Matters

October 8, 2021

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.

Inside Marilyn Monroe’s Closet: The Classic Hollywood Collection of Greg Schreiner

Inside Marilyn Monroe’s Closet: The Classic Hollywood Collection of Greg Schreiner

August 18, 2021

Greg Schreiner owns one of the largest private collections of Classic Hollywood costumes, including Marilyn Monroe’s screen worn and publicity gowns. In this interview special of Vanguard of Hollywood, Shannon and Greg discuss the priceless costumes in Greg’s collection that made Marilyn Monroe and the stars of Classic Hollywood great.

Dean Martin: A Few Things You Didn’t Know | Special Minisode

Dean Martin: A Few Things You Didn’t Know | Special Minisode

August 4, 2021

Dean Martin is a Man of Simple Snacks, Has Frank Sinatra's Back, Shows His Gratitude, and is Home for Dinner Every Night. This is Shannon's Minisode Special on Dean Martin.

The Costellos: Film’s First Family with Terry Chester Shulman

The Costellos: Film’s First Family with Terry Chester Shulman

July 21, 2021

In this special episode, Shannon interviews Terry Chester Shulman, author of Film’s First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos. The groundbreaking film innovations of Maurice Costello and the fascinating lives of his daughters, Dolores and Helene, are discussed.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967): A Revolutionary Ride with Tracy, Hepburn, and Sidney Poitier

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967): A Revolutionary Ride with Tracy, Hepburn, and Sidney Poitier

July 2, 2021

Katharine Hepburn MacGyvers a Sports Car, Ranks Higher than the Pope, Takes Care of Spencer Tracy, and Sidney Poitier is the Classiest Man Alive.  Shannon wraps up her Star Spotlight on Katharine Hepburn with 1967's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

A Little Bit of Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Russell | Special Minisode

A Little Bit of Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Russell | Special Minisode

June 16, 2021

Jack Lemmon's Got Two Words for You, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable are BFF's, and Jane Russell Puts Out One Hundred Fleeces.  It's the 50th Episode Special of Vanguard of Hollywood.

A Great Adventure: Katharine Hepburn & The African Queen

A Great Adventure: Katharine Hepburn & The African Queen

June 1, 2021

Katharine Hepburn Beats the Jungle with Bogie & Bacall, Steals the Show in Her Pants, Tackles Shakespeare, and Proves that Middle-Aged Actresses Rock. From 1951, it’s The African Queen.

Cutting Her Down to Size? Katharine Hepburn & Woman of the Year

Cutting Her Down to Size? Katharine Hepburn & Woman of the Year

May 3, 2021

Katharine Hepburn Meets Spencer Tracy, Pulls a Fast One on MGM, Wears Her Power Platforms, and Proves She’s Here to Stay. From 1942, it’s Woman of the Year.

Isn’t She Yar: Katharine Hepburn & The Philadelphia Story Comeback

Isn’t She Yar: Katharine Hepburn & The Philadelphia Story Comeback

April 19, 2021

Katharine Hepburn Survives an Actual Hurricane, Golfs with Howard Hughes, Flies with Jimmy Stewart, and Pulls Off the Most Epic Comeback in Hollywood History.  From 1940, it’s The Philadelphia Story.

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