“Golden Gleams with Alan Shayne: A Journey Through Hollywood’s Heyday & Beyond, From Silver Screens to ‘Star Dressing Room’ Revelations”
The Not Old Better Show, Art Of Living Interview Series
Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Art of Living Interview Series on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today’s show is brought to you by Lectric eBikes: Ride Your Lectric eBike during an Endless Summer! We have a fantastic interview today with one of Hollywood’s greats, entertainment industry icon Alan Shayne. We will be joined by Alan Shayne in just a moment.
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Our guest today, Alan Shayne was the President of Warner Brothers Television for many years, shepherding hit shows such as Alice, Night Court, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Wonder Woman, Growing Pains, etc. He began his career as an actor on Broadway and became a well-known casting director of TV and films such as All the President’s Men. He produced TV specials and, after leaving Warners, received an Emmy nomination for producing the mini-series The Bourne Identity with Richard Chamberlain. We’ll talk about all that, of course, but we’ll also be speaking with Alan Shayne about his new book, ‘THE STAR DRESSING ROOM: Portrait of An Actor Alan Shayne’s new book, ‘The Star Dressing Room,’ is an affectionate, often uproarious new memoir that takes us back to Broadway’s golden age. THE STAR DRESSING ROOM and our interview today with Alan Shayne are filled with his delightful anecdotes about show business legends of the 1940s and 1950s including Marlon Brando, Lena Horne, Charlton Heston, Maureen Stapleton, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith, Jack Palance, Greta Garbo, Mary Martin, Elaine Stritch, and Anne Bancroft, and many more. This is an amazing story about perseverance, triumph, tough times, and a full life.
Please join me in welcoming you to The Not Old Better Show Art of Living interview series on radio and podcast Alan Shayne.
My thanks to Alan Shayne and his generous time today about his new book, ‘THE STAR DRESSING ROOM: Portrait of An Actor . My thanks to our sponsor today, Lectric Bikes. Lectric eBikes: Ride Your Lectric eBike during an Endless Summer! Please support our sponsors, who in turn so generously support the show. My thanks to the Smithsonian team for their ongoing support of the show. My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast. Please be well, be safe and Let’s Talk About Better© The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody and we’ll see you next week.