A look at the quirks of American Presidents and a conversation about the Hollywood Blacklist and the making of the iconic Western HIGH NOON are the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when the author of SECRET LIVES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS, Cormac O’Brien and Pultizer Prize winning journalist and author of HIGH NOON: THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC Glenn Frankel join Halli at her table.
Cormac McCarthy’s book SECRET LIVES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS: STRANGE STORIES AND SHOCKING TRIVIA FROM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE is a fun, informative, quirky compendium of historical trivia of our American presidents. Murder, adultery, gambling, UFOs the SECRET LIVES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men who have occupied the Oval Office in one of the hardest jobs in the world, our presidents at once revered and often reviled around the globe.
In his new book HIGH NOON: THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC Glenn Frankel explores the making of the western classic starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, during the toxic political climate of the late 1940's and 1950's Hollywood Red Scare, the film written by Carl Foreman, a former Communist who intended the film to be a parable about the Hollywood blacklist. In fact, during filming, Foreman was forced to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities about his former membership in the Communist Party. Weaving together the stories of some of Hollywood's most talented writers and producers -- Carl Foreman, Stanley Kramer, Fred Zinneman and Cooper himself – HIGH NOON is at once Hollywood history, scholarly insight, and wonderfully dishy -- in a word, fascinating.