Book Vs Movie “All About Eve”

Book Vs Movie 

All About Eve

The Margos talk about one of the most famous fictional “Margos” in entertainment

The Margos are All About Eve in this Bette Davis-centered episode and considered us buckled up for this bumpy ride!

The story is based on actress/writer Mary Orr’s short story for Cosmopolitan magazine “The Wisdom of Eve” published in December 1946. It tells the tale of an actress (Margo Channing) who is threatened by a younger ingenue, Eve Harrington. At the time, people suspected it was secretly about the supposed rivalry on Broadway between Tallulah Bankhead and her understudy Lizabeth Scott. Orr claims it was actually about Martina Lawrence and Elizabeth Bergner. 

The story was bought by 20th Century Fox for $5000 and writer/director Joseph Mankiewicz created the script that would become the classic film that won six Academy Awards, fantastic performances, and a plethora of quotable lines that have lasted to this day. 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The All About Eve origin story
    • Which actors did (and did not) get along
    • Trivia about the film and behind the scenes gossip
    • The amazing women in the film

Clips Featured:

    • All About Eve  trailer
    • Eve meets Miss Casswell
    • “Fasten your seatbelts…”
    • Bill loves Margo
    • Margo describes what it means to be a woman
    • Eve now belongs to Addison
    • Outro music Bette Davis Eyes (Performed by Kim Carnes)

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What a Creep: “The Houston Astros” (Season 5, Episode 4)

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 4

The Houston Astros

Here’s the pitch: In the 2017 season, the Houston Astros used TV cameras to steal signs from opposing team’s catchers, and communicate the signs to their hitters in real-time by banging on a trash can. It sounds kinda stupid, but it’s a big deal. The Houston Astros won the World Series in 2017, due in no small part to their cheating.

We put this story together with a little help from our friends at 

    • The Athletic, which is the site that broke the story, and it’s written by Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich

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What a Creep: “Creepy March Madness” Bonus Ep

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 3

(Bonus Patreon Ep for All!)

The March Madness of Creeps!

Margo & Sonia are social distancing while digging up Creeps and we realized that we had so much recent news to discuss, that we should create a bonus ep for everyone to enjoy. It also gives you an idea of our Patreon bonus eps. (In case you are interested in subscribing to our Patreon page!)

We searched the news for Creeps and Non-Creeps for your listening pleasure. You’re welcome! 

Discussed in this episode:

    • The latest Creeps and Non-Creeps with the Coronavirus
    • How the press conferences are being held locally versus nationally
    • Business Creeps & Non-Creeps
    • Music Creep & Non-Creeps
    • Twitter Creep & Non-Creep (are you sensing a pattern here?)
    • Plus, how are various public officials are handling the pandemic

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Where’s Her Egg At? Episode #176

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 176

“Where’s Her Egg At?”

Hey there, Neighbors! Welcome to week 2 of quarantine. How are you all keeping? We have loads of Real Housewives talk for you (the RHOBH trailer/RHOA (Marlo is 43? B*tch, please!)/& Part 3 of RHONJ reunion); as well as multiple Netflix recs, including Tiger King & Lost Girls.

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Book Vs Movie “The Big Sleep”

Book Vs Movie 

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler’s Novel Vs the Bogie/Bacall Classic Film

The Margos are both working from home these days so we have some extra time to devote to the show. Meaning–a new episode each week for the foreseeable future. (Huzzah!)

This episode is devoted to Raymond Chandler and one of his best-known novels–The Big Sleep. This is the first novel to feature Detective Philip Marlowe and this story is filled with witty lines, nefarious people and double-crossing aplenty. If you are under the impression that this story will be slow and/or easy to understand because it was created almost 100 years ago–guess again. This is one of the most complicated plots we have tried to explain on this show and that is saying something!

The film was directed by Howard Hawks and features a script by William Faulkner and Leigh Brackett. We talk about all of the film trivia we can get our hands on and the incredible performances. So, if you are looking for differences between book & movie, click on the link below and listen! 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The life of Raymond Chandler
    • The popularity of detective stories and film noir in the 1940s
    • How Chandler created the novel out of several short stories
    • The tension between Hawkes, Bogart & Bacall
    • The unusual number of retakes created a year after the film was first made

Clips Featured:

    • The Big Sleep  trailer
    • Bogart & Bacall talking about “horses”
    • Bogart & the Book Shop Proprietress
    • Bogart & Martha Vickers scene
    • Bogart & Bacall last scene
    • Outro music And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine (Music by Stan Kenton & Charles Lawrence. Lyrics by Joe Green. Sung by Lauren Bacall)

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What a Creep: Louis B. Mayer (Founder of MGM Pictures) Season 5, Episode 2

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 2

Louis B. Mayer

Margo & Sonia are going back in time to talk about an old-school Hollywood Creep–Louis B. Mayer. He harassed women, ruined careers, helped to cover up crimes, and refused to say anything against Hitler in 1939. But wow–his motion pictures were great!

Then we talk about an MGM movie star who was not only a non-creep–but she helped create a technology we all enjoy to this day! 

Our sources for this episode:

Wikipedia

Time magazine

The Lion of Hollywood by Scott Eyman

Variety

National Post

Telegraph

Telegraph (2)

Vanity Fair

New York Post

YouTube: Biography of Louis B Mayer

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What a Creep: “Movie Creeps” (Season 5, Episode 1)

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 1

“Movie Creeps”

It’s the start of a new season and we have a whole bunch of Creeps to feature so we decided to start with this fun episode of fictional creeps and creepy moments in movies we used to love. What are some of your favorite movie creeps? What movies are unintentionally creepy to you? Let us know in the comments below or on social media! 

Our sources for this episode:

Just our fabulous imaginations!

F This Movie “Big” (2016)

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Book Vs Movie “Valley of the Dolls”

Book Vs Movie 

Valley of the Dolls 

The 1968 Jacqueline Susann Novel Vs the 1967 Camp Classic Film

“Sparkle, Neely Sparkle!”

The Margos are still enjoying the swinging 60s and what better way to celebrate than talking about the amazing Jacqueline Susann  who is the first author to have three consecutive #1 books on the New York Times bestseller list. Though her work was critically panned at the time and she was considered a self-promoting hack by the literary elite (how dare they!) Susann is now an icon for fun-living women who dare to take up space. 

Valley of the Dolls caused a scandal at the time with its frank discussions about sex, sexism in show business, drug use, and cancer. But Susann had a flair for publicity, had a super-sharp wit and a husband (Irving Mansfield) who promoted her work with incredible enthusiasm. This woman practically invented the book tour and became just as famous as Truman Capote and Phillip Roth but for the fun, camp set. 

The movie directed by Mark Robson was rushed into production in 1967 and was seen as a bit trashy and embarrassing at the time. Today it is known as a camp classic. 

In this episode, we talk about the many differences between the original book & the movie to decide which we like better. (P.S. We adore Jacqueline Susann!)

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The incredible life story of Jacqueline Susann
    • The world of the 1960s and why her work caused a scandal.

Clips Featured:

    • Valley of the Dolls  trailer
    • BBC Interview with Jacqueline Susann (1973)
    • Neely O’Hara & Helen Lawson fight
    • Neely & Tony Polar “sing” 
    • Outro music “Theme from the Valley of the Dolls” composed by Dionne Warwick

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Benadryl & Mocha Don’t Mix – Episode #174

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 174

“Benadryl & Mocha Don’t Mix”

Hey Neighbors! Is everyone staying healthy? This week, we’ve got a double-dose of Housewives, with RHOA & RHONJ reunion, Pt. 1. We also talk about a couple of docs (one on Zodiac, one on Hillary Clinton); a podcast rec; Oprah’s latest book club; the Kids in the Hall reforming; & a few book events. All this while trying to avoid Covid-19. Wash yer hands, guys!

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Book Vs Movie “The Manchurian Candidate” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie

The Manchurian Candidate”

The Richard Condon Novel Vs. the 1962 John Frankenheimer Cult Classic

The Margos have a thing for espionage and intrigue in this ep talking about the Richard Condon 1959 novel The Manchurian Candidate which was bought by Frank Sinatra and United Artists films and made into a controversial movie in 1962. Detailing the life of former infantrymen who are brainwashed by the Soviet Union while captured in the Korean War and who later aim to overthrow the United States via a presidential election–it was considered a classic “bad book” by Time magazine (which meant it as a compliment) and seems prescient considering what is happening in politics today.

The story of Major Bennett Marco and Sergeant Raymond Shaw and their recurring nightmares over what they experienced makes up the rest of the book. In short, Shaw can become an assassin when given a “posthypnotic trigger” and his mother is married to Senator Johnny Iselin. She and Ray have an incestual relationship and she is working with the Communists to get her husband elected president.

The movie stars Sinatra as Marco and was directed by John Frankenheimer to little excitement in 1962 (go figure!) One year later President Kennedy was assassinated and the film was pulled from the public with fears it influenced Lee Harvey Oswald who was known to be a regular movie-goer.

The Margos discuss the book and the movie and decide which we like better. (Spoiler–it’s not even close here!) Check out the link below to listen to the episode.

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The backstory about the author Richard Condon who went from Hollywood publicist to bestselling author
    • How the brainwashing theme was new in the late 1950s when it was introduced here.
    • The charges of plagiarism that came out years after he died.
    • How Sinatra helped put together a masterpiece of a film by working a short day (Frank never showed up before 11 am on a set!)
    • Why the film was considered so controversial, it was not considered a classic until a 1987 re-release.

Clips Featured:

    • “I Wanted a Killer” (Angela Lansbury & Laurence Harvey)
    • “52 Red Queens” (Frank Sinatra & Laurence Harvey)
    • “The Killing of Senator Jordan and Jocie” (Laurence Harvey, John McGiver, and Leslie Parrish”
    • “Meeting Rosie on a train” (Frank Sinatra & Janet Leigh)
    • “The Assassination scene” (Frank Sinatra & Laurence Harvey)
    • “The Garden Club Scene”

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