Gilbert and Frank are joined by veteran stage and screen actor Tony Lo Bianco (“The French Connection,” “The Seven-Ups,” “The Honeymoon Killers”) for an absorbing discussion of the art of acting, the importance of self-starting, the inventiveness of Larry Cohen and the eccentricities of Rod Steiger. Also: Tony channels Fiorello La Guardia, treads the boards with Uncle Miltie, teaches Mama Cass (and Frankie Lymon) and stares down the immortal Sandy Koufax. PLUS: Franco Zeffirelli! Remembering Roy Scheider! Tony “scouts” for the Dodgers! William Friedkin pursues Jackie Gleason! And Leonard Kastle replaces Martin Scorsese! Also: be sure and head on over to Facebook and check out our fantastic photo album!
This week: The legendary Caroll Spinney! Uncle Miltie holds court! The Muppets join the cast of SNL! And Gilbert sings with Miss Piggy (and Kermit)! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
One of the podcast’s most popular guests, actor and comedian Ronnie Schell returns to entertain Gilbert and Frank with classic stories about co-stars and contemporaries Harvey Korman, Don Rickles, Mickey Rooney, Don Knotts, and of course, Pat McCormick. Also: Ol’ Blue Eyes takes a punch, Lee Marvin comes up short, Bob Newhart plays the Sahara and Ronnie writes a check to the mob. PLUS: Jesse White! “The Devil and Max Devlin”! The brilliance of Jack Riley! The madness of Marty Ingels! And Gilbert meets Sid Melton (and his dog)! Please support the podcast and visit this week’s sponsors: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/, https://www.leesa.com/, and http://littletoncoin.com/shop/.
This week: “Dream Weaver” inspires Wes Craven! Bob Dylan meets Floyd the Barber! Gilbert hugs Anthony Quinn! And MORE unsubstantiated showbiz rumors! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Radio personality, actor and voice artist Larry Kenney (Lion-O, Sonny the Cuckoo Bird) stops by the studio to trot out his array of impressions (Richard Nixon, Paul Lynde, George S. Patton, et al.) and to talk about some of the industry’s legendary voice talents, including Mel Blanc, Paul Frees, Bob McFadden, June Foray and Paul Winchell. Also, Larry hosts “Bowling for Dollars,” Don Imus clashes with Howard Stern, Peter Lorre tries to sound like Peter Lorre and William Conrad cleans up the Old West. PLUS: Jerry the Bellybutton Elf! Vaughn Meader returns! “The Great American Dream Machine”! Lauren Bacall praises Larry’s Bogie! And Count Chocula meets Dracula Gottfried! Check out our HUGE photo gallery on our Facebook page!
This week: Saluting Robbie Rist! The virtuosity of Warren Zevon! Gilbert goes to Stonehenge! And Anthony remembers John Heard! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
One of the most recognizable character actors of the last half-century, Clint Howard, joins Gilbert and Frank for a highly entertaining look back at his eclectic (and prolific) career, covering everything from his films with B-movie mogul Roger Corman (“Carnosaur,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”) to early roles on classic TV programs like “The Fugitive,” “Star Trek” and “The Andy Griffith Show.” Also, Clint meets Richard Nixon, dines with Dennis Weaver, cuts the rug with Janet Leigh and turns down a part in “The Flintstones.” PLUS: “Gentle Ben”! “The Baileys of Balboa”! Ron Howard nabs a Grammy! Clint remembers Jack Elam! And the undersea world of Ivan Tors!
This week: “The Glass Inferno”! Remembering George Romero and Martin Landau! Charo boards the Concorde! And Gilbert sings “The Morning After”! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!