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Wednesday, February 12, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will talk to Lawrence Silver, the man who for 35 years has served as Samantha Geimer’s attorney, friend and confident and is the co-author of the true story of 13-year old Geimer’s rape by the famous Hollywood director as revealed in the memoir The Girl, A life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski.
Attorney Lawrence Silver has had a front-row seat to one of the most controversial and complex legal cases of our day: “Jane Doe vs. Roman Polanski,” the rape charges brought against the Academy Award-winning Hollywood director of such noted films as Chinatown and Rosemary’s Baby.
Silver found himself embroiled in the most sensational rape cases of a generation, taking on a powerful Hollywood celebrity, as well as one of the most sympathetic. Polanski, a Holocaust survivor, had recently lost his eight-and-a-half month pregnant wife, the beautiful actress Sharon Tate, brutally murdered by The Manson Family.
Like the current drama sitting front and center in the tabloids, the accusations of rape by Dylan Farrow against her notorious father Woody Allen, the case argued became celebrity vs. alleged victim.
Tune in 2/12, 3 pm ET.
Rutanya Alda, actress and author of the new best seller: "The Mommie Dearest Diary: Carol Ann Tells All" joins the show tonight!
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In this very private diary, Rutanya Alda ("Carol Ann") delves into the art, the business, and the wild milieu of American cinema by taking you behind the scenes of Mommie Dearest to tell her story of drama and disarray on and off the set. Rutanya frames her diary with anecdotes of Robert Altman, Joan Crawford, Brian De Palma, Bob Dylan, Elia Kazan, Sam Peckinpah, Roman Polanski, Lee Strasberg, Barbra Streisand, and John Wayne, among others—a rich cast of her life's characters, who in turn entertain, illuminate, and ultimately weave Rutanya's life into Carol Ann's, setting the stage for you to vicariously live through the making of this cult classic, from her audition in the living room of director Frank Perry to the wrap party on the last day of shooting.
While attending a medical conference in Paris, Dr. Richard Walker (Harrison Ford) is horrified when his wife, Sondra (Betty Buckley), is abducted from their hotel room while he is taking a shower. Using his limited knowledge of French language and culture, Walker must navigate the bureaucracy of French law enforcement and ultimately, with the help of street waif Michelle (Emmanuelle Seigner), infiltrate Paris' criminal underworld in order to discover what really happened to his wife.
Director: Roman Polanski
Kyra Panchenko is an award winning make-up artist working in film, fashion and television. Kyra's Hollywood clientele include Naomi Watts, Jodie Foster,Uma Thurman, Amy Adams, Amy Schumer, Leslie Mann and Kristen Wiig. She earned an Emmy nomination in 2012 for her work with Nicole Kidman on HEMINGWAY AND GELLHORN. Her most recent projects include the very anticipated summer release of SEA OF TREES with Naomi Watts directed by Gus Van Sant and AmySchumer's Train Wreck directed by Judd Apatow. Kyra began her career in the fashion industry working on many of the prestigious New York fashion shows for top designers such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Betsey Johnson. Kyra's signature style focuses on bone structure and a natural clean make-up, which has endeared her to some of Hollywood's biggest superstars. For Television, Panchenko created the look for Kim Cattrall as the unforgettable character 'Samantha Jones' in the iconic television series; Sex and the City. This work earned her the Hollywood Make-Up and Hair Stylist Guild Award for Best Contemporary Make-Up as well as an Emmy nomination. Additionally, she was Cattrall’s personal make- up artist for Sex and the City; The Movie, I and II, and The Ghost Writer for director Roman Polanski. Panchenko’s editorial work includes Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, In Style, and Allure, where she has collaborated with internationally renowned photographers who include Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Terry Richard and Brigitte Lacombe. You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @123Film
I often wonder if the staunch defense of problematic icons in marginalized communities is some sort of residual internalized self hate? Or desperation? Or both?
what would happen if we smashed all the pedestals of the rapists, misogynists, and domestic abusers in the black community?
Not to say these types of predators and abusers don't exist in white communities- but white people have more visibility and more options. I know Rape and domestic Violence are underreported in white communities as well, so we may well be consuming movies and music by abusers. But when consuming white media I can easily choose to watch horror movies not affiliated with Polanski. I can watch comedies not directed by woody Allen or starring Sean Penn.
But if I want to watch a nostalgic family friendly tv show featuring a black family and I ditch "the Cosby show"... I've got... "family matters". Those were the only 2 mainstream black family shows I remember from my childhood. Those were the only places I could watch people who looked like me, had hair like me, dealt with confusion about dating, family, growing up, and racism all at the same time.
Is that why the black community hesitates to shun abusers in our midst? Because we won't have any representation if we cut out the bad people? Or is it because we think we don't deserve better representation and we secretly believe the lies we've been fed about ourselves?
Is it a mix of both? Don't we deserve better? Both in terms of more representation and better role models?
Why don't we demand more for ourselves? Are we scared we don't deserve more or scared we won't get what we deserve?
Director Series: Roman Polanski
The Movie Geeks trace the extraordinary life and career of acclaimed filmmaker Roman Polanski with special guests including director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour); Bobbie O'Steen, the wife of Polanski's late editor Sam O'Steen (Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, Frantic); cinematography great William A. Fraker (Rosemary's Baby); and critic Keith Uhlich. Also featured will be highlights from the Geeks’ January 2008 interview with Marina Zenovich, director of the 2008 docu Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. During the two-hour special, Ratner—who cast Polanski as a French detective in 2007’s Rush Hour 3—reveals that he’s producing a sequel to Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. “Marina’s such a brilliant filmmaker…I’m lucky to be working with her,” he tells us, adding: “Because now it’s really more about the outcome of what’s happened since, Roman has agreed to participate.” To read more about Ratner’s take on Polanski, click here.
Some of the world’s most fascinating actors and creative directors have moved through the beautiful and disturbing environments which production designer Franckie Diago has designed and decorated. Contemporary sets which bear her mark include: Roman Polanski’s contemporary Carnage (2011), starring Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet; City Island (2009) which won the Tribeca Film Festival’s Audience Award and starred Andy Garcia and Julianna Margulies; Bernard and Doris (2006) starring Susan Sarandon as the heiress Doris Duke and Ralph Fiennes as her butler. The depth of her understanding of and respect for the past can be seen in such films as Laurent Canet’s Vers le sud (2005), starring Charlotte Rampling, in which Diago created Haiti of the late 1970s and The Wide Sargasso Sea which put Rachel Ward and Michael York in Jamiaca, circa 1800. her wide range of credits includes Bertrand Tavernier’s Oscar nominated Coup de Torchon (1983) starring Phillipe Noiret and Isabelle Huppert; The Man from Elysian Fields (2001) starring Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger and Julianna Margulies and the Caesar Award winning documentary The Beaches of Agnès. You can email your questions to email@example.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film
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Join Garrett on Thursday's LIVE show at 10e/7p when he welcomes Jodi Polanski, Executive Director of the LOST OUR HOME PET FOUNDATION in Phoenix, AZ. Jodi will share the Foundations story on how they help SAVE LIVES of abandoned fur kids, and feed those in need. Call in with your comments or questions @ 323 657-1493!
Before taking off on their holiday travels, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are doing what they do best: Making sense of a (show business) world gone wild …
They weigh in on the cyber terrorist attack against Sony. They celebrate a milestone achieved by one of their favorite shows. They discuss live events starring the likes of Angela Lansbury and Jeff Goldblum. They dish on an animation price-fixing lawsuit, the decades-long Roman Polanski judicial drama and the idea of actors owning a copyright interest in their performances. They discuss casting news that has them hopeful and casting news that gives them pause. They champion three outstanding films from earlier this year that you probably missed that are available now on home video and they warn you against an award-hopeful Christmas Day opener that is without a doubt one of the worst films of the year. All that PLUS much more as they wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
All together now (singing): “We need a little Chillpak, right this very minute!”
POLITICAL ANIMALS--General Zachary Taylor Hero in the US Mexican WAr--President who died from eating a bowl of cherries
Vice President Alben Barkley President Truman's VP dies immediately after speaking
Historical Audio excerpt
German Field Marshall Erich Von Manstein aka Lewinsky--Birthday
Nancy Pelosi "is craven" Tv Personality Jon Stewart's assessment of this controversial political animal
PUBLIC POLICY QUESTION" The Bill Cosby sexual predator controversy--Are conservative blacks who make these grievous sexual acts held to a different moral standard as compared with Accused White sexual predators and liberal blacks?
THE REST OF THE STORY--White Accused Sexual Predators
Roman Polanski--Woody Allen--Singer--Bill Clinton--various congressmen--
Barney Frank--ran a teenaged boy prostitution servuce out of Congress
British political & Media pedophile murder coverup & Scandal?
POLITICAL LEXICON--Does Immigrant mean Migrant? Are al l illegals in the US coming here to become American Citizens? Or do these people have other reasons such as employment opportunities? Real Estate rackeering, Fleeing from justice in their home countries(The Filipino Garcia Crime Family) Juan Pifarre--Argentine homosexual predator--
Facing Schism? Pope Francis's purge of Conservative Bishops & Cardinals--
Births-Deaths & Events relevant to US(a)--Remembering DE GAULLE--the Last Great Frenchman
Mike Nichols--along with another commedian Gregroy--worked in the Chicago Post Office where they both cracked jokes and got into trouble
Fresh off last week’s well-received episode, your friends in podcasting pick up where they left off with another action-packed hour …
They get the ball rolling with more thoughts on feminism before revealing why Dean Haglund figures prominently on LAIST.com’s list of the top 22 things to do in Los Angeles on a weekend and how Dean is now a “published” artist! Then, several “Live Events of the Week” are discussed, one including Science Fiction, one boasting a performance by the peerless Angela Lin and one boasting a performance by a bona fide 16 year-old prodigy.
Soon, Chris Rock’s relevance is celebrated, Chow Yun-Fat’s coolness is reported and the shifting platform distribution windows of movies are questioned.
Plus, there’s more on Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) plus letters about Radio Free Albemuth, what movies Dean and Phil find scary, what Dean and Phil are reading and how YOU can get your very own Chillpak Hollywood Hour t-shirt.
Wow? All that in ONE hour? Of course. When that hour is YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
The Biggest Little Sideshow: where the sexy, strange, and amazing come together to entertain you beyond the realm of what you thought possible. The Biggest Little Sideshow takes the stage June 7 through October 31 in the legendary Sammy’s Showroom at Harrah’s Reno. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show, appearing only at Harrah’s Reno. Tickets are $25.00 for general admission and $35.00 for VIP tickets.