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The Valley of the Dolls Podcast

The Valley of the Dolls Podcast

By Paul Walsh
Hosted by Paul Walsh. The Valley of the Dolls podcast is a deep dive into specific areas of work from the actresses of Hollywood's golden age.
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Ep#5: Bette Davis and collecting classic films chat with Alex Rigg

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Ep#9: Happy 100th Birthday Judy Garland with Benn Garner
Celebrating Judy Garland on what would've been her 100th birthday.  I'm joined in conversation with my friend and fellow Judy - Benn Garner!  We look at the centennial celebrations and talk about our Judy Garland book recommendations!
59:34
June 10, 2022
Ep#8: Marilyn Monroe - myths and misconceptions with Laura Saxby
I am joined in conversation with Laura Saxby - Marilyn fan and creator behind Our Marilyn Monroe website and Instagram.  We discuss myths and misconceptions surrounding Marilyn amongst other topics.
01:09:18
February 12, 2022
Ep#7: Judy Garland's Star is Re-Born (Part Two)
This is the long overdue part two of a two part deep dive into the conception, production and legacy of the 1954 musical drama "A Star Is Born". In this episode I look at the restoration and legacy of the film.  I'm joined in conversation with all three hosts of The Garland Gab!  Check out their Judy Garland YouTube podcast here - www.youtube.com/c/TheGarlandGab Make sure to subscribe in order to be kept updated on the release of part two.  Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram @thevalleyofthedolls_pod.
01:09:58
January 09, 2022
Ep#6: Judy Garland's Star is Re-Born (Part One)
This is part one of a two part deep dive into the conception, production and legacy of the 1954 musical drama "A Star Is Born".   In this episode I look at the creation and initial release of the film.   Make sure to subscribe in order to be kept updated on the release of part two.  Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram @thevalleyofthedolls_pod.
01:07:50
August 05, 2021
Ep#5: Bette Davis and collecting classic films chat with Alex Rigg
I am joined in conversation with Alex Rigg fellow Bette Davis enthusiast and classic Hollywood film collector.  We talk about the home media market and how to build out your classic film collection with some lesser known titles.
53:06
March 22, 2021
Ep#4: Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland film chat with Benn Garner
I am joined in conversation with friend and fellow Judy Garland enthusiast Benn Garner. We look at the film teaming of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.  Our views on these films as a group and general conversation on this topic. HUGE resource other than the films themselves would be John Frickie's book "Judy: A Legendary Film Career" 
45:35
February 21, 2021
MINI-SODE - "Presenting Lily Mars" (1943)
MINI-SODE shedding some fresh spotlight on "Presenting Lily Mars" (1943) Research material for this episode listed below. Frickie, J (2003) Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art & Anecdote.  Bulfinch Schmidt, R, L (2014) Judy Garland on Judy Garland. Chicago Running Press Frickie, J (1992)  Judy Garland World's Greatest Entertainer.  Little, Brown and Company Schechter, S (2002) Judy Garland: The Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Legend.  First Taylor Trade Publishing Frickie, J (2010) Judy Garland: A Legendary Film Career.  Running Press Frank, G (1975) Judy.  Fletcher & Son
27:34
February 04, 2021
Ep#3: Joan Crawford's later film work chat with Kristen Lopez
I am joined in conversation with IndieWire editor and Ticklish Business co-host Kristen Lopez.   We look at the later work of Joan Crawford and it's relevance in her career.
45:48
January 30, 2021
Ep#2: The 1960's film work of Marilyn Monroe
I'm taking a look at the 1960's film work of Marilyn Monroe.  A factual audio essay. I will be joined in conversation with the host of YouTubes's Hidden Hollywood, Savannah, toward the end of the show. Savannah can be found on Instagram @darkpinup and being the fabulous host of Hidden Hollywood on YouTube.  Which you can find by clicking here. Research material for this episode listed below. Spoto, D (1993).  Marilyn Monroe: The Biography. Harper Collins Guiles, F. L (1984).  Legend: The Life and Death of Marilyn Monroe.  Scarborough House Victor, A (1999).  The Marilyn Encyclopedia.  The Overlook Press Morgan, M (2007).  Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed.  Constable Summers, A (1985). Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe.  Gollancz Brown, P & Barham, P (1992).  Marilyn: The Last Take.  Clays Badman, K (2010). The Final Years of Marilyn Monroe.  Aurum
53:49
November 30, 2020
Ep#1: Judy Garland on Television
This is a deep dive into Judy Garland's body of work on television during the later part of her career.  A factual audio essay.   I will be joined in conversation with friend and fellow Judy Garland enthusiast Benn Garner toward the end of the show. Research material for this episode listed below. Sanders, C. S (1990).  The Judy Garland Show: Rainbow's End. Morrow Frickie, J (1992).  Judy Garland World's Greatest Entertainer.  Little, Brown and Company Schechter, S (2002) Judy Garland: The Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Legend.  First Taylor Trade Publishing Frickie, J (2010) Judy Garland: A Legendary Film Career.  Running Press Frank, G (1975) Judy.  Fletcher & Son 
01:07:40
November 09, 2020
The Valley of the Dolls Trailer
Coming November 2020. Follow us on Instagram @thevalleyofthedolls_pod for updates and media supplements.
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October 30, 2020