Vanguard of Hollywood
Jimmy Stewart Was Not Racist. Here’s Why.

Jimmy Stewart Was Not Racist. Here’s Why.

June 27, 2022

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

Platinum Perfection: A Lana Turner Birthday Tribute

Platinum Perfection: A Lana Turner Birthday Tribute

February 8, 2022

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.

Elegance and Eloquence: A Sidney Poitier Tribute

Elegance and Eloquence: A Sidney Poitier Tribute

January 11, 2022

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.

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

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

December 23, 2021

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

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.

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