Podcast: You Must Remember This

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You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.
The first screenwriter to be taken to court by a studio over his blacklist firing.
From a Broadway and opera star to an exciting politician in the days of FDR.
Sinatra’s rise to fame and his experiences during World War II
Blacklist Flashback: Frank Sinatra through 1945, Slate Podcasts
Barbara Stanwyck’s second marriage, to heartthrob Robert Taylor, didn’t make sense in a lot of ways, but the pair were united by their conservative politics.
Joan Crawford’s early years in Hollywood were like - well, a pre-code Joan Crawford movie.
Jean Harlow was the top blonde of the 1930s, and even though she didn’t survive the decade, she’d inspire a generation of would-be platinum-haired bombshell stars.
95: Jean Harlow Flashback (Dead Blondes Part 3), Slate Podcasts
By the mid-1930s, Joan Crawford was very, very famous, and negotiating both an affair with Clark Gable and a new marriage to Franchot Tone.
Having left her husband to be the mistress of Romain Gary, Jean secretly gave birth to a son, and then made the movie that she thought would prove herself as an actress once and for all.
109: Jean vs "Lilith" (Jean & Jane Part 4), Slate Podcasts
The year after Joan Crawford died, her estranged, adopted daughter Christina published a tell-all, accusing her late mother of having been an abusive monster when the cameras weren’t around.
92: Six Degrees of Joan Crawford: Mommie Dearest, Slate Podcasts
Having coaxed Jane into participating in an open marriage, Roger Vadim began casting her in films as a male fantasy of female sexual liberation.
110: Jane vs "Barbarella" (Jean & Jane Part 5), Slate Podcasts
After shooting a film with a much-changed Jean-Luc Godard, Jane Fonda travels to Vietnam, where she naively participates in a stunt that would leave her branded “Hanoi Jane” for decades.
With Dracula (1931), Bela Lugosi instantly became the first horror star of sound cinema.
116: Bela and the Vampires (Bela & Boris Part 2), Slate Podcasts
Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff were two middle-aged, foreign, struggling actors who became huge stars thanks to Dracula and Frankenstein, the first two of a trend of monster movie hits released by Universal Studios during the 1930s.
Lugosi and Karloff, the two stars made by Universal’s monster movies, made eight films together.
118: Bela vs. Boris (Bela & Boris Part 4), Slate Podcasts
With their career futures uncertain, the trio collaborated on the most difficult film any of them would ever make.
Prepare for next week's Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and John Huston episode with this look back at Ep 13.
Blacklist Flashback: Bogey Before Bacall, Slate Podcasts
Horne, who from the beginning of her career had associated with leftists and “agitators,” got caught up in the anti-communist insanity. One of those agitators was Paul Robeson.
In 1922, Charlie Chaplin was one of the most beloved men in the world.
Joan Crawford struggled through her “middle years,” the period during her 40s before she remade herself from aging, MGM deadweight into a fleet, journeywoman powerhouse.
Stunning singer/actress Lena Horne was the first black performer to be given the full glamour girl star-making treatment.
Blacklist Flashback: Lena Horne During WWII, Slate Podcasts
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