Vanguard of Hollywood
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.

They Say She’s a Has-Been: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant & Bringing Up Baby (1938)

They Say She’s a Has-Been: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant & Bringing Up Baby (1938)

April 2, 2021

Katharine Hepburn Wrangles a Leopard, Locksteps with Cary Grant, Learns the Circus Grip, And Sets Out to Prove She Isn’t a Has-Been.  From 1938, it's Bringing Up Baby.

Katharine Hepburn: A Fierce Hollywood Original

Katharine Hepburn: A Fierce Hollywood Original

March 18, 2021

Katharine Hepburn Paddles Her Own Canoe, Proves Her Resilience in Hollywood, Is as Elegant as Audrey and Grace, and May Just Walk Around the Set in Her Underpants.  Shannon introduces the latest Star Spotlight, Katharine Hepburn.

John Garfield, HUAC, and He Ran All the Way (1951)

John Garfield, HUAC, and He Ran All the Way (1951)

March 3, 2021

Shelley Winters Avoids Sequined Harem Pants and John Garfield Refuses to Rat on His Friends to HUAC. From 1951, it’s He Ran All the Way.

Lana Turner, John Garfield, and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Lana Turner, John Garfield, and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

February 18, 2021

Lana Turner Rocks a Turban and Hot Pants, John Garfield is the First Major Star to Entertain the Troops, Bette Davis Says YES, and Lana and Julie Really Are Just Friends. From 1946, it's The Postman Always Rings Twice.

John Garfield: Hollywood’s First Rebel

John Garfield: Hollywood’s First Rebel

February 5, 2021

John Garfield is a Fighter, Inspires Hollywood’s Future Rebels, Asks for His Man-Maker, and Just May Give You $200.  Shannon introduces Star Spotlight John Garfield.

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