On this day in 1953, THE LONG, LONG TRAILER showed audiences that not even the strongest marriage could survive life in a Slipstream. LUCILLE BALL and DESI ARNEZ starred in this romantic comedy and cemented their love affair with America.
The death yesterday of legendary model BETTIE PAGE brought to mind a lot of fond memories to those of a ‘certain age’. PAGE always represented the playful side of 50’s cheesecake and never really ventured into the more sordid aspects of the ‘art’.
We spoke with director MARY HERRON about her film, THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE, (which starred GRETCHEN MOL in the title role) and HERRON talked about how PAGE’S popularity stretched to women as well as men. Listen in below:
In REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, the new film directed by SAM MENDES and starring LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and KATE WINSLET, the two young actors play a married couple going through hard times during the 1950’s. It’s not the first time they’ve been teamed-up as a couple. In 1997, they were doomed lovers in the box office blockbuster TITANIC.
We spoke with DiCAPRIO a couple of weeks ago and he talked about reteaming with his pal, KATE WINSLET. Listen in below: