I have to first of all apologize for having been one poor correspondent on the blog lately. Hope you will forgive me and there is a lot of ground to cover today. Losh-Man’s Hollywood Classics has continued to have a lot of great guests and I hope that you have had the opportunity to catch all the shows.
On the March 9th, 2014 show, we saddled up up with James Drury that was the main character, playing a ranch foreman with no real name, just being known as “The Virginian“. Had a lot of fun covering the life and career of such a wonderfully gracious gentleman who is still enjoying traveling and making appearances.
Check out The Virginian at http://thevirginian.net/index.php and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Virginian/112978785381886?ref=br_tf .
On the Sunday 3/16/14 show, my guest was Eric Newill of Do You Remember? http://doyouremember.com/ . We spent the hour discussing the tv shows of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Eric’s website as you will see, covers a great deal from music, movies, to tv & radio, remembering what happened in the history of all these areas and it was a privilege to have him take the time to be on the show!
On the Sunday 3/23/14 show, I welcomed back my long-time friend and brother in Christ, Joe Southern, of The Lone Ranger Fan Club http://www.lonerangerfanclub.com/ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/197726660344343/?ref=ts&fref=ts . Joe was on one of my variety shows on KCXL-1140AM-Liberty, Missouri several years ago and we have kept in touch via e-mail and social media. During visits to Texas to see my Uncle Glen Smith in the Houston area, my family and I have even had the privilege of being in the Southern home and having dinner with his family. During our last visit, we took pictures that he included in an article I wrote that he published in The Silver Bullet-the official newsletter of The Lone Ranger Fan Club. We covered his history as a Lone Ranger fan, the various parts of The Lone Ranger Fan Club website, and the recent Lone Ranger movie. Always a pleasure to reconnect with Joe and want to thank him again for his time!
The following week 3/30/14 a repeat show had to be played due to a scheduling mix-up.
On the Sunday 4/6/16 show, Losh-Man’s Hollywood Classics welcomed classic tv fan Bob Nippert who currently heads up the Hogan’s Heroes Fan Club. http://www.hogansheroesfanclub.com/index.php . Bob has a wealth of knowledge on the Hogan’s Heroes tv show, the stars and plots, things you might miss in various episodes and the various collectibles available to the interested Hogan’s Hoeroes fan. He is quite the collector himself. It was a definite pleasure to have him spend an hour with me, so that you could enjoy hearing the history of the show!
This Sunday, 4/13/14 you will be treated to hearing from a wonderful lady that I know everyone will remember, Karolyn Grimes, http://zuzu.net/ who played Zuzu Bailey on the iconic holiday movie that you can enjoy no matter what time of the year it is, “It’s A Wonderful Life“. She was also on “The Bishop’s Wife” with Cary Grant, David Niven and Loretta Young, as well as “Rio Grande” with John Wayne and Maureen O’ Hara, “Blue Skies” with Bing Crosby and many more. She was raised during part of her youth in Osceola, Missouri, has a star on the Missouri Walk Of Fame and is a Hubble Medal Of Initiative recipient. She will be in attendance to the event where these things and more happen later this month, the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival http://www.cherryblossomfest.com/pages/2014.html . This is a star-studded event that you won’t want to miss! I am hopeful of attending the event with my wife and spending some in-person time with Karolyn. There is also a “It’s A Wonderful Life” sequel coming to theaters in 2015!
I have to give credit where it is due. I first realized I wanted to contact Karolyn for the show once I realized I would for certain be able to start the show, after I heard an interview with her on Blog Talk Radio‘s The Drew Show (check him out on both his site http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thedrewshow and also like him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WAEJTheDrewShow ) as I was listening to TuneIn Radio shows one evening last Fall.
Today, for the Sunday 4/20/14 show, I have secured Doug Denoff of the official Dick Van Dyke Show site http://dickvandykeshow.com/. Look forward to the recording session with him this Tuesday 4/15/14 and hope you will tune in to hear him on 4/20/14!