You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This

CATEGORY: TV & Film
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 films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.
  1. December 21, 2021
    1 hr 16 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 9: Is That All There Is?
    Desperate to be seen as cool and not a relic of an earlier age in 70s America, Sammy gets into porn and drugs. A Rat Pack reunion gives him renewed purpose, but causes Dean to alienate himself further. As their…
  2. December 14, 2021
    1 hr 22 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 8: Generation Gap
    In the mid-1960s, 47 year-old Dean Martin proves he's still got it by knocking the Beatles off the top of the pop charts, and by launching his long-running TV show, which brought a version of his nightclub act…
  3. December 07, 2021
    1 hr 8 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 7: Yes I Can
    Released in 1965, Sammy Davis Jr.'s autobiography became an instant classic, one of the most dynamic celebrity memoirs ever published and a testament to Davis’s barrier-breaking success as a black man in Americ…
  4. November 30, 2021
    1 hr 4 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 6: The Rat Pack
    In the early 40s, both Dean and Sammy idolized Frank Sinatra. 20 years later, they became Sinatra’s cohorts in the Rat Pack, and, through Vegas gigs and increasingly disposable movies, the trio set a standard f…
  5. November 23, 2021
    53 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 5: A Serious Man
    After the breakup of Martin and Lewis, Dino has to figure out how to stand on his own as a solo act. He ends up developing an on-stage persona as a happy drunk, while at the same time, developing a resume as a…
  6. November 16, 2021
    52 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 4: Mr. Wonderful
    Sammy tests the power of his new celebrity, on Broadway and in Hollywood, where he stars in the most controversial movie musical with an all-Black cast of all time -- a movie which is still being suppressed tod…
  7. November 09, 2021
    59 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 3: Nothing But a Dollar Sign
    In the first half of the 1950s, Martin and Lewis mint money as movie stars--and find unique ways to make their access to gangsters payoff--but stardom tears them apart. During this period, Sammy tries to prove…
  8. November 02, 2021
    1 hr 3 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 2: Martin and Lewis, Sammy and Mickey and Frank
    Dean Martin meets and begins collaborating with Jerry Lewis. Martin and Lewis — an Italian and a Jew — become the most successful nightclub act in the country, and transition to Hollywood. Meanwhile, Sammy Davi…
  9. October 26, 2021
    1 hr 4 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 1: The Hustle
    Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin would become icons for how immigrants and people of color could access the American Dream in the 20th Century. Both grew up in marginalized communities where they learned an etho…
  10. August 17, 2021
    4 min
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    Introducing Love is a Crime
    When Hollywood mogul Walter Wanger (Jon Hamm) shot an agent he suspected was having an affair with his actress wife, Joan Bennett (Zooey Deschanel) — one of the key femme fatales of 1940s film noir — Bennett wa…
  11. June 29, 2021
    1 hr 7 min
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    Gossip Girls: Louella Parsons And Hedda Hopper (The Queens Are Dead, Episode 9)
    The Hollywood studio system begins to crumble, and Louella and Hedda decline and fall, too. But just as a new generation of filmmakers rises from the ashes and reinvents the movie business, so too does gossip f…
  12. June 22, 2021
    1 hr 5 min
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    Gossip Girls: Louella Parsons And Hedda Hopper (Interracial Panic and Confidential, Episode 8)
    Appalled by rock n’ roll and its racial and sexual implications, Hedda and Louella find themselves in further danger of obsolescence when the gossip game is turned upside down by CONFIDENTIAL Magazine. Learn mo…
  13. June 17, 2021
    5 min
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    Presenting: No Place Like Home
    Do you remember the first time you watched The Wizard of Oz? Those famous red ruby slippers are some of the most iconic objects in Hollywood history that still bring back nostalgic memories every time they’re s…
  14. June 15, 2021
    55 min
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    Gossip Girls: Louella Parsons And Hedda Hopper (Sex and Shame in the 1950s, Episode 7)
    The 1950s were a decade of massive contradictions in terms of national and cultural attitudes towards sex. As Louella Parsons struggled to keep up with these rapid changes -- and to compete with her bolder, bit…
  15. June 08, 2021
    51 min
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    Gossip Girls: Louella Parsons And Hedda Hopper (Witch Hunt, Episode 6)
    During an era in which Hollywood and Washington are shakily aligned in the witch hunting of actual and reputed socialists, Louella struggles to maintain her position as cheerleader for the status quo, while Hed…
  16. June 01, 2021
    51 min
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    Gossip Girls: Louella Parsons And Hedda Hopper (The Queer, Female Film Producer You’ve Never Heard Of, Episode 5)
    Louella’s daughter, Harriet Parsons, became a groundbreaking female film producer at a moment in history in which virtually all mainstream filmmakers were male. She was also a lesbian, at a time when being open…
  17. May 25, 2021
    54 min
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    Gossip Girls: Louella Parsons And Hedda Hopper (War! Episode 4)
    World War II begins to reveal the gulf between Louella’s conservative but essentially business-minded politics, and Hedda Hopper’s virulent right-wing fervor. These differences — and the glee with which Hopper…
  18. May 18, 2021
    56 min
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    Gossip Girls: Louella Parsons And Hedda Hopper (The Feud, Episode 3)
    In 1938, washed-up actress Hedda Hopper is installed as a movie gossip columnist with the express purpose of puncturing the success of Louella and Hearst. But Hedda quickly establishes a voice of her own, revol…
  19. May 11, 2021
    59 min
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    Gossip Girls: Louella Parsons And Hedda Hopper (The First Lady, Episode 2)
    In 1923, Louella Parsons signed a contract with William Randolph Hearst for nationwide syndication of the first major Hollywood gossip column. Parsons quickly built a brand based on protecting (and whitewashing…
  20. May 04, 2021
    1 hr
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    Gossip Girls: Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper (Small Town Girl, Episode 1)
    Both Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper worked for papers created by charismatic barons whose publications were nakedly corrupt, totally biased -- and absolutely mainstream. Once we get a feel for this media clim…

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