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You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the ...
 
From the archives of You Must Remember This, Karina Longworth presents her hugely popular series, “Charles Manson’s Hollywood.” It chronicles the murders committed by followers of Charlie Manson in the summer of 1969, and how the lurid crime and its aftermath were inseparable from the show business milieu in which they occurred. Originally released in 2015. For more great Hollywood stories, subscribe to the You Must Remember This podcast.
 
From Nate DiMeo, the creator of The Memory Palace, and Karina Longworth, creator of You Must Remember This, comes a new movie podcast. Each episode, Karina and Nate reach out from their quarantines to a guest who’ll pick a movie they’ve heard is great but never found the time to watch. They’ll watch it, break it down, even play a game or two. All while raising money to support independent movie theaters, film societies, and other places that make us love going out to the movies. Join them an ...
 
North Mollywood is the weekly altered reality pop culture recap that you didn't know you needed. Hosts Alex Pappademas and Molly Lambert love the 90s, outer space, and underwater sea creatures. They dislike most new technology, can agree to disagree on anything medieval, and they may or may not be stoked about nu metal. North Mollywood is about all of these things, and weird AF. Listen? North Mollywood is a proud member of the MTV Podcast Network. You can check out other great shows includin ...
 
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Polly Platt’s unfinished memoir ends abruptly in 1995. What were the remaining 16 years of her life like? Using interviews with those who knew her, we’ll explore how her career in Hollywood came to an end, and the tragic circumstances of her death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Polly Platt's collaboration with James L. Brooks hits choppy waters with I’ll Do Anything, which at one point was a musical with songs by Prince, but became one of the most notoriously misbegotten productions of the 1990s. Polly recaptures her indie roots by shepherding the directorial debut of Wes Anderson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
 
In the mid-to-late 80s, Polly Platt worked on a number of films that defined and reflected that decade’s ideas about female power. With an Oscar nomination under her belt, Polly starts trying in earnest to direct. She ends her career as a production designer with The Witches of Eastwick, a star-studded special-effects extravaganza. Inspired by Poll…
 
Polly’s third marriage falls apart, and she enters more than one destructive affair. During these tumultuous times, Polly establishes a new collaboration with a male writer-director, James L. Brooks, and together the two turn another Larry McMurtry novel into a classic film: Terms of Endearment. Once again, while working on this film about a combat…
 
In an attempt to save her family, Polly transitions to screenwriting and producing, basing the prostitution drama Pretty Baby, starring a pre-teen Brooke Shields, on her own daughter. Polly finds herself increasingly overcome by alcoholism, while dealing with Shields’s own alcoholic mother. Polly’s already-difficult relationship with her two daught…
 
When Polly begins her own on-set affair, the double standard of what men can get away with in Hollywood versus what was expected for women would push her to a breaking point. With collaborating with her ex-husband no longer an option, Platt starts attempting to rebuild her career, designing classics such as A Star is Born and Bad News Bears, while …
 
On this episode of It’s the Pictures That Got Small, Karina Longworth and Nate DiMeo are joined by culture writer, Rachel Syme and exchange postcards over that chronicle our lives during a decade of social change and our opinions about Agnes Vardas One Sings the Other Doesn’t! To follow Karina on Twitter, click here. To follow Nate, click here. The…
 
In the aftermath of The Last Picture Show — and the collapse of her second marriage — Polly finds an unlikely ally, and a new job, in Orson Welles. Anxious to build on her career momentum (and become the first female film art director accepted into her union), Polly agrees to work on Peter’s next two films, What’s Up Doc and Paper Moon – two massiv…
 
On this episode of It’s the Pictures That Got Small, Karina Longworth and Nate DiMeo are joined by Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times as we drink too many Jameson’s and try to redeem ourselves by winning One Big Case and talk Sidney Lumet’s The Verdict! To follow Karina on Twitter, click here. To follow Nate, click here. Mark? Here! Subscribe to Y…
 
At Polly’s urging, Peter decides to direct an adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s novel The Last Picture Show. Though credited only as the film’s “designer,” Polly is involved in every creative decision, including casting — and it’s with his pregnant-again wife’s enthusiasm that Bogdanovich casts 20-year-old model Cybill Shepherd as the film’s femme fat…
 
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