Hollywood Exposé: Tinseltown Tales Too Taboo for Turner with Investigative Researcher Donald Jeffries
Donald Jeffries is exactly the guest Greg wanted. Sure, Hollywood had its Golden Age. There’s a cultural reverence for the Studio System. Greg loves those movies. Turner Classics, anything Black-and-White or MGM. Author and Researcher Donald Jeffries loves those movies, too.
But what was happening with the flawed human beings of classic cinema when the set wasn’t so hot? The stars, the starlets, the Producers, Directors, Marilyn Monroe, Alfred Hitchcock, Walt Disney, Jimmy Stewart, Gary Grant, John Lennon, Natalie Wood, Judy Garland?
Sex, the CIA, murder, DRUGGING, suicides, the mafia, underpaid actors, the casting couch…
In his new book, “On Borrowed Fame: Money, Mysteries, and Corruption in the Entertainment World,” as well as on this episode, Donald sits down with Greg to shatter the mythology of Golden Era Hollywood and drown out Greg’s nostalgia with pure darkness.
Here’s looking at you, kid. But don’t look too hard or Spencer Tracy will punch you out.Read More