You Must Remember This

A TV and Film podcast featuring Karina Longworth
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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, 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.

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Ramon Novarro was a Mexican actor and singer whose stardom at MGM in the 1920s and 30s was not impeded by his offscreen life as a gay man. In Hollywood Babylon, Anger focuses only on Novarro’s grisly murder in 1968 -- which outed Novarro to a public that had largely forgotten him--and needlessly embellishes a crime scene that was already pretty horrible. Today, in our final episode of Fact-Checki…
In part two of our two-parter on the demise of the biggest and most pernicious tabloid of the 1950s, we’ll explore what happened after the magazine’s claim that redheaded star Maureen O’Hara was caught having sex at Grauman’s Chinese Theater. O’Hara positioned herself the “Joan of Arc” of Hollywood, single-handedly defending a cowardly industry against the existential threat posed by Confidential…
Over two episodes, we will explore Hollywood Babylon’s coverage of Confidential Magazine and the two celebrities who testified against the scandal rag in the 1957 trial that helped end what Anger rightfully refers to as its “reign of terror.” We’ll begin with Dorothy Dandridge, the first black actress to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. Dandridge’s testimony against Confidential reveals the…

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HogSandwich reviewed this podcast on Aug 3rd, 2017
"A lot of ads, but top grade production values and very well done. Longworth is great but her character voices are a bit terrible."
Martin reviewed this podcast on Jul 5th, 2017
"Excellent podcast on all things Hollywood and the cultural influences of the 20th Century. Podcast is at its strongest when it does a series with an overarching theme - like Charlie Manson's Hollywood or The Blacklist. "
arjun.bahuguna reviewed this podcast on Jun 10th, 2017
"Top quality cinema history podcast. A topic I had little interest in, but oh those were the days before the I heard the Joan Crawford episodes. Those were simpler times. Now my reason of existence is but to wait the long wait for episodes of this magnificiently produced and expertly narrated (you are brilliant, Karina Longworth) minutes of this podcast, telling the most fascinating pieces of cinema and art history."

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