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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

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01:30 min | Last month

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"Her life career and her new gospel album. Beautiful scars. clayton was born in new orleans. Her father was a minister who preached in a church where. Mary watched family friend. Mahalia jackson sing. After clayton's family moved to california. She made her recording debut. With bobby darrin and toward with ray charles later in the sixties as one of the most sought after backup singers in popular music she recorded. Gimme shelter with the rolling stones. Then came carole king and tapestry neil young and southern man leonard skinner and sweet home alabama rigo star or ammos and then she co starred in the twenty thirteen academy award winning documentary about backup singers called twenty feet from stardom mary. Clayton has also had a string of solo albums beginning in the nineteen seventies and stretching all the way to her new album beautiful scars. The title song and other material alludes in art to a twenty fourteen car accident that resulted in the amputation of both of mary's lakes will hear gwen tompkins conversation with mary. Clinton in a moment but first here is that title track of mary's latest album beautiful scars. These are beautiful. I on this beautiful all that made it this every every cruz wherever. He's always that beautiful that clayton with beautiful scars from.

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

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08:42 min | 1 year ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"This is world cafe. I'm Rena deras a little over a hundred years ago. New Orleans had a red light district known as story Ville. And if you were a man looking to visit but you didn't know where to start you might pick up a blue book. Not the kind used in school. The Blue Book of Story Ville was a catalog. It described the city's many brothels and prostitutes and it helped to inspire the latest album from our guest. Don Happy happy grew up in the late nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies playing string instruments in funk bands but somewhere along the way that he reached for a Banjo. He explored traditional jazz and became a noted interpreter of the New Orleans Music Canon as well as a composer of classical works. Don KNAPP spoke with world. Cafe'S NEW ORLEANS correspondent gwen Tompkins back in February before New Orleans. Went into lockdown will hear that interview after this live recording the song I would if I could from dawn. Bobby's latest album. The Blue Book of Story Ville you know if I could. You know. Treat you also now. That was the status quo old. Baby you get good loving like you should. I wou if I if I could Juno. We'll hold you really tie if I could. You know a live my dreams baby. Thrill me so you know romance all day. That's what I say. I live nine good. You know hold really tie. If I could Geno I will live my dreams baby a thrill me so yeah you know Romance Day. That's what I say. Time Com high. If I could hold you really tie if I could do live my dream tonight. Dream Baby Real missile on. Yeah you know Romance Day. That's what I say if I who I could that's done happy with if I could I would. That's a wonderful song. It's on your latest album. The Blue Book of Story Ville now people who are from New Orleans. No that a blue book is not for taking notes or writing an exam right. This is adult education. Some able. Do you know the Blue Book pertained to the Old Red Light district in in New Orleans called Story Ville. That's what is commonly called. Which was the Jason to the French quarter that offered legal prostitution as well as other sort of elements of the sporting life? Gambling dancing that sort of thing and you know the these books are not. They're not common anymore. I mean they're very very rare difficult to find but I did find one that I want you to look at. This is not an original it so it's a copy of an original that is owned by one of the partners who owns Octavia books. I'm here in New Orleans local bookstore. This was a book that was given to her. Mother's third husband when he was fourteen years. Old Let me give it to you while what a gift very Christmas honey. Talk about a right of passage so old so the book is actually blue. It's navy blue and it has all it's very small though. It's kind of almost the size of like a pamphlet even though it's a bound book and at the time back then it was sold for. I don't know twenty five cents or fifty cents or something like that but it was a book for presumably for white men who were either coming to town or who were living in town to sort of be able to navigate this you know nine hundred Thousand Square Block area of Story Ville and all of the brothels within and and many of the women who worked at the brothels I mean within that area there were thousands of women. Who will working ED FOR PIANO? Tuner in there isn't advertised. Walton King of Piano Tuners. Fourteen O five canal street but then they're also sort of ads for the actual establishments that are run by women here. Let's see here's one Miss W. O. Barrera at three forty one north Basin Street. It says this is one of the few places where a person can visit and leave with the sole satisfaction of having been in the midst of an array of beautiful women who know how to cleverly entertain the most festivus gentlemen. It has been her mark in life to make friends and keep them while. It's such code. Language isn't there. Yeah fastidious gentlemen which I guess would suggest we have clean. Women are women are without disease right. Yes so when you were when you were contemplating story. Ville and and the music that you wanted to write. What drew you to. What drew you to this part of town. And actual you know low volume you know. When New Orleans turned three hundred years old I I had it in my mind to write some songs connected to different things in the history or connected to the culture or are connected to experience of seeing experiences. I've had grown up in New Orleans and so did some reading and that's when I actually found out about the Blue Book and I thought it was cheese looked at a Nike a catalog for women. That's my first thought was like his mail order. You know and I mean in a way. It's kind of dark so yes. It's very dark in kind of sad in a way. But you know I didn't want to write a sad song so I just kind of made fun of it but not really but I I did it in a way that I hope would make you think but then enjoy song too. It's true it's true and so I think that's leading US actually to the song. This is the title song from the album. The Blue Book of Story Ville Would you grace us with its presence? Yeah Yeah let's see happen.

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

08:14 min | 2 years ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Scott Simon. What happens at the Chateau Marmon stays at the Chateau mom until Shawn Levy's, new book, the castle on sunset life death. Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau Mont rolls out the history of Hollywood, most hideaway the scene of innumerable assignations binges debauchery and Volve in some of the film industry's most famous names, Jean Harlow, Howard Hughes, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison, Johnny Depp, Lindsay, Lohan, PJ Liederman, who writes our theme music. And I'm just getting started Shawn Levy, an accomplished by film critic, joins us Now, Sean, thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. How does the Chateau books fit in to and stand above the Hollywood landscape? Well physically it actually stands above the sunset strip. It's right on the eastern edge of the strip on a rise, and it's situated a curve. So if you come toward it from the east from Hollywood into West Hollywood, it kind of disappears. The road takes. Hawaii from it before you quite register it spiritually, it's been sort of a hideaway was built as an apartment house. So for decades it didn't have the amenities and public spaces of a hotel and each unit was very self enclosed with a kitchen in your own private entrance in some cases. So it's been sort of an open secret. It's right there in plain sight. But yet, it's very private locale, let me ask you about one of the names from the early days to nNcholas Ray the film director. I have always thought of him as kind of aloof in moody, almost prohibitively cerebral. But he was a party animal, isn't it? He lived a Chatto month for six years, and during that time he made a lot of films. And he also entertained a lot of guests. He threw a regular Sunday afternoon Suare that began at the swimming pool and ended in his bungalow with you Bongos and refer it being the mid fifties. And during that time he wrote cast rehearsed and directed rebel without a cause and much of his cast came around to his hotel. He was sexually involved with his stars Natalie wood and sell many, oh, both of whom were underage, and what's amazing to me in this day and age is that people knew what was going on in nineteen fifty four and nobody's sorta blinked at it. Tab hunter Anthony Perkins met by the pool in the days when it would have been dangerous for both of their careers to meet almost anywhere. Yeah. The swimming pool was built in nineteen forty eight and was the only public place at the hotel again. It didn't have a restaurant or bar, and it became sort of a party spot for gay Hollywood. The hotel had this reputation for discretion. So when Tony Perkins was staying there. He was introduced to tab hunter and they began a two year relationship, they double dated they had starlets on their arms, but they were sitting next to each other at all these events. And this kind of a bittersweet romance, I think tab was really in love and Tony was kind of a career guy and one role came up that they both wanted, Tony took it and ran. The sad story of John Belushi, I think, is essential to the legend of this hotel and raise some sharp questions for me. He checked into the hotel gathered last February nineteen eighty two. He wanted to work on the film, but was kind of coming apart, wasn't he? He was using cocaine at he had started using heroin because he was in his words researching the role as a punk rocker and wanted to do the method thing, I don't know if he was enabled by people, but the people who were best able to control, or, or at least protect him more back east and they were trying to get him back east, but he was working on at least two film projects, and he was sort of running amuck. He was not shaving or bathing. He wasn't eating properly people like Robert deniro, Robin Williams. Harry dean, Stanton were in and out of his bungalow using drugs with him. And he was administered by a woman who pled guilty to the crime fatal dose of heroin and cocaine. And this raises questions to me about the what happens at the Chateau Marmon stays at the Chateau Mont. Because famous names were coming and going. Everyone knew that John Belushi was doing hard drugs and his bungalow, by the way, those are legal as well as self destructive is the report when leaving guests to their own business becomes negligent. The hotel was not charged with negligence and the LA district attorney was certainly out for scalps at the time, we don't even know what happens when someone is over served in a bar and goes out and Rex their car, we're still not holding bartenders responsible. I think it's similar case and in the hospitality business. If you're seeing to be monitoring the activities of your guests, you might wind up bankrupt because people won't stay there. Ironically. Or, or incongruously is it Baluchis death? That fixed the shadows reputation in the firmament of Hollywood misbehavior. Absolutely. When Belushi died suddenly people who had driven passed it every day for their whole lives and not quite known what it was new exactly what it was. And some people requested to stay in Baluchis bungalow the artist Joe Michel Basquiat who himself died of an overdose. Rick James who was always seemingly in trouble with drugs and alcohol. So for the to the chagrin of ownership and yet to their financial security because the hotel was kind of wobbly in its finances at that time it wound up cemented, the place in the public consciousness and business Goond relatively few rooms at the Chateau marmot. What's it like to stay there? If say you're a proctology from Springfield, Illinois. There are sixty three rooms and they start at about six hundred bucks a night so successful. Illinois and the six hundred dollar room is barely big enough for the bed and the legs. Thank you need to walk around it. They've done a wonderful job of suggesting luxurious passed from the nineteen forties or fifties. That actually never existed, back in those days, it was a cheap hotel today. It's a luxury hotel screenwriters used to stay there for months at a time. No screenwriter could afford to do that today. I need is quite opulent, very beautiful, and any reason to think could be J, Liederman wrote, our theme music has ever been a guest there. I can't see why not it's for the creatives as well as the Neons. Shawn Levy, his book, the castle on sunset life death. Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau mama. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you before television before the ater net. There were radio soap operas from the nineteen thirties, the nineteen fifties, Cuba, exported, more radio serials than any other nation in the Spanish, speaking world. Even Fidel Castro was a fan after his revolution Cuban immigration, Miami began to make their own original Spanish language radio soap operas better known as radio novellas now to lane. University is digitizing large collection of those programs. Gwen Tompkins has more on these Cold War. Soups. The Latin American library at two lane has some of the earliest written materials ever circulated in the western hemisphere. They've got a letter dated fifteen twenty one and signed by the Spanish conquistadors, and our non Cortes. But some of the oldest stories in the world are here on reel.

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KCRW

08:08 min | 2 years ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on KCRW

"Until Shawn Levy's, new book, the cash Alon sunset life death? Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau Mont rolls out the history of Hollywood storied hideaway the scene of innumerable. Assignations binges debauchery is involve in some of the film industry's most famous names. Jean Harlow Howard Hughes, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison, Johnny Depp, Lindsay, Lohan, BJ Liederman, who writes our theme music. And I'm just getting started showing Levy, an accomplished by and film critic, joins us Now, Sean, thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. How does the Chateau both fit in to stand above the Hollywood landscape? Well physically it actually stands above the sunset strip. It's right on the eastern edge of the strip on a rise, and it's situated curve. So if you come toward it from the east from Hollywood into West Hollywood, it kind of disappears. The road takes. Away from it before you quite register it spiritually, it's been sort of a hideaway was built as an apartment house. So for decades it didn't have the amenities and public spaces of a hotel and each unit was very self enclosed with a kitchen in your own private entrance in some cases. So it's been sort of an open secret. It's right there in plain sight. But yet, it's very private locale, let me ask you about one of the names from the early days to nNcholas Ray film director. I have always thought of him as kind of aloof in moody, almost prohibitively cerebral, but he was a party animal wasn't it? He lived at Chatto more month for six years, and during that time he made a lot of films. And he also entertained a lot of guests. He threw a regular Sunday afternoon Suare that began at the swimming pool and ended in his bungalow with you Bongos and refer it being the mid fifties. And during that time he wrote cast rehearsed and directed rebel without a cause and much of his cast came around to his hotel. He was sexually involved with his stars Natalie wood end sell many, oh, both of whom were underage, and what's amazing to me in this day and age is that people knew what was going on in nineteen fifty four and nobody's sorta blinked at it. Tab under Anthony. Perkins met by the pool in the days when it would have been dangerous for both of their careers to meet almost anywhere. Yeah. The swimming pool was built in nineteen forty eight and it was the only public place at the hotel again. It didn't have a restaurant or bar, and it became sort of a party spot for gay Hollywood. The hotel had this reputation for discretion. So when Tony Perkins was staying there. He was introduced to tab hunter, and they began a two year relationship, they double dated. They had starlets on their arms. They were sitting next to each other at all these events. And this kind of a bittersweet romance, I think tab was really in love and Tony was kind of a career guy. And when a role came up that they both wanted, Tony took it and ran. The sad story of John Belushi, I think, is essential to the legend of this hotel, and it raised some sharp questions for me. He checked into the hotel gathered last February nineteen eighty two. He wanted to work on the film, but was kind of coming apart, wasn't he? He was using cocaine and he started using heroin because he was in his words researching the role as a punk rocker and wanted to do the method thing, I don't know if he was enabled by people, but the people who were best able to control, or, or at least protect him more back east and they were trying to get him back east, but he was working on at least two film projects, and he was sort of running amuck he was not shaving or bathing. He wasn't eating properly. People like Robert deniro Robin Williams. Harry dean, Stanton were in and out of his bungalow using drugs with him. And he was at ministered by a woman who pled guilty to the crime fatal dose of heroin, and cocaine and this raises questions to me about the, you know what happens at the Chateau Marmon stays at the Chateau Mont, because famous names were coming and going. Everyone knew that John Belushi was doing hard drugs and his bungalow, by the way, those are legal as well as self destructive is report with leaving guests to their own business. Becomes negligent. The hotel was not charged with negligence. And the L A district attorney was certainly out for scalps at the time, we don't even know what happens when someone is over served at a bar and goes out and Rex their car, we're still not holding bartenders responsible. I think it's similar case and in the hospitality business. If you're seeing to be monitoring the activities of your guests, you might wind up bankrupt because people won't stay there. Ironically. Or, or incongruously is it Baluchis death? That fixed the chateau's reputation in the firmament of Hollywood misbehavior. Absolutely. When Belushi died suddenly people who had driven passed it every day for their whole lives and not quite known what it was new exactly what it was. And some people requested to stay in Baluchis bungalow the artist Jean Michel Basquiat who himself died of an overdose. Rick James who was always seemingly in trouble with drugs and alcohol. So for the to the chagrin of ownership and yet to their financial security because the hotel was kind of wobbly in its finances at that time it wound up cemented, the place in the public consciousness and business boomed relatively few rooms at the Chateau Mont. What's it like to stay there? If say you're a proctology from Springfield, Illinois. There are sixty three rooms and they start at about six hundred bucks a night so successful. Eleanor and the six hundred dollar room is barely big enough for the bed and the legs. Thank you need to walk around it. They've done a wonderful job of suggesting a luxurious passed from the nineteen forties or fifties. That actually never existed, back in those days, it was a cheap hotel today. It's a luxury hotel screenwriters used to stay there for months at a time. No screenwriter could afford to do that today. I need is quite opulent, very beautiful, and any reason to think that BJ Liederman wrote our theme music has ever been against there. I can't see why not it's for the creatives as well as the VO Hemans. Sean, let me his book that castle on sunset life death. Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau mama. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. Before television before the internet. There were radio soap operas from the nineteen thirties, the nineteen fifties, Cuba, exported, more radio serials than any other nation in the Spanish, speaking world. Even Fidel Castro was a fan after his revolution Cuban immigration, Miami began to make their own original Spanish language radio soap operas better known as radio novellas now to lane. University is digitizing large collection of those programs. Gwen Tompkins has more on these Cold War. Soaps, the Latin American library at two lane has some of the earliest written materials ever circulated in the western hemisphere, bathed got a letter dated fifteen twenty one and signed by the Spanish Kista door, and our non Cortes. But some of the oldest stories in the world are here on reel.

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

08:25 min | 2 years ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Com and the listeners of QA, we do expect rain today, fifty three degrees right now in San Francisco, this weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Scott Simon. What happens at the Chateau Marmon stays at the Chateau more mom until Shawn Levy's, new book, the castle on sunset life death? Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau Mont rolls out the history of Hollywood's. Storied hideaway the scene of innumerable assignations binges debauchery involve in some of the film, industry's most famous names, Jean Harlow, Howard, Hughes, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison, Johnny Depp, Lindsay, Lohan, PJ Liederman, who writes our theme music, and I'm just getting started showing Livy an accomplished, biographer and film critic, joins us Now, Sean, thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. How does the Chateau books fit in to stand above the Hollywood landscape? Well physically it actually stands above the sunset strip. It's right on the eastern edge of the strip on on a rise, and it's situated a curve. So if you come toward it from the east from Hollywood into West Hollywood, it kind of disappears. The road takes. Hawaii from it before you quite register it spiritually, it's been sort of a hideaway was built as an apartment house. So for decades it didn't have the amenities and public spaces of a hotel and each unit was very self enclosed with a kitchen in your own private entrance in some cases. So it's been sort of an open secret. It's right there in plain sight. But yet, it's very private locale, let me ask you about one of the names from the early days to nNcholas Ray the film director. I have always thought of him as kind of aloof and moody almost prohibitively cerebral. But he was a party animal wasn't he, he lived a Chatto Mont for six years, and during that time he made a lot of films. And he also entertained a lot of guests. He threw a regular Sunday afternoon Suare that began at the swimming pool and ended in his bungalow with you Bongos and refer it being the mid fifties. And during that time he. He wrote cast rehearsed and directed rebel without a cause and much of his cast came around to his hotel. He was sexually involved with his stars Natalie wood and sell many both of whom were underage, and what's amazing to me in this day and age is that people knew what was going on in nineteen fifty four and nobody's sorta blinked at it. Tab hunter Anthony. Perkins met by the pool in the days when it would have been dangerous for both of their careers to meet almost anywhere. Yeah. The swimming pool was built in nineteen forty eight and it was the only public place at the hotel again. It didn't have a restaurant or bar, and it became sort of a party spot for gay Hollywood. The hotel had this reputation for discretion. So when Tony Perkins was staying there. He was introduced to tab hunter, and they began a two year relationship, they double dated. They had starlets on their arms. They were sitting next to each other at all these events. And this kind of a bittersweet romance, I think tab was really in love and Tony was kind of a career guy. And when role came up that they both wanted, Tony took it and ran. The sad story of John Belushi, I think, is essential to the legend of this hotel and raise some questions for me. He checked into the hotel again, last February nineteen eighty two. He wanted to work on the film, but was kind of coming apart, wasn't he? He was using cocaine and he started using heroin because he was in his words researching the role as a punk rocker and wanted to do the method thing, I don't know if he was enabled by people, but the people who were best able to control, or, or at least protect him more back east and they were trying to get him back east, but he was working on at least two film projects, and he was sort of running amuck he was not shaving or bathing. He wasn't eating properly. People like Robert deniro Robin Williams. Harry dean, Stanton were in and out of his bungalow using drugs with him. And he was administered by a woman who pled guilty to the crime, fatal dose of heroin, and cocaine and this raises questions to me about the what happens at the Chateau Marmon stays at the Chateau Mont, because famous names were coming and going. Everyone knew that John Belushi was doing hard drugs and his bungalow, by the way, those are legal as well as self destructive is the report when leaving guests to their own business becomes negligent. The hotel was not charged with negligence and the LA district attorney was certainly out for scalps at the time, we don't even know what happens when someone is over served at a bar and goes out and corrects their car. We're still not holding bartenders responsible. I think it's similar case and in the hospitality business. If you're seeing to be monitoring the activities of your guests, you might wind up bankrupt because people won't stay there. Ironically. Or, or incongruously is it Belushi death? That fixed the shadows reputation in the firmament of Hollywood misbehavior. Absolutely. When Belushi died suddenly people who had driven passed it every day for their whole lives and not quite known what it was new exactly what it was. And some people requested to stay in Baluchis bungalow the artist Joe Michel Basquiat who himself died of an overdose. Rick James who was always seemingly in trouble with drugs and alcohol. So for the to the chagrin of ownership and yet to their financial security because the hotel was kind of wobbly in its finances at that time it wound up cemented, the place in the public consciousness and business boomed relatively few rooms at the Chateau marmot. What's it like to stay there? If say you're proctology from Springfield, Illinois. There are sixty three rooms and they start at about six hundred bucks a night so successful. Springfield, Illinois, and the six hundred dollar room is barely big enough for the bed and the legs. Thank you need to walk around it. They've done a wonderful job of suggesting luxurious passed from the nineteen forties or fifties. That actually never existed, back in those days, it was a cheap hotel today. It's a luxury hotel screenwriters used to stay there for months at a time. No screenwriter could afford to do that today. I need is quite opulent, very beautiful, and any reason to think it'd be Liederman wrote our theme music has ever been a guest there. I can't see why not it's for the creatives as well as the though, Hemans. Shawn Levy, his book, the castle on sunset life death. Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau mama. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. Before television before the ater net. There were radio soap operas from the nineteen thirties, the nineteen fifties, Cuba, exported, more radio serials than any of the nation in the Spanish, speaking world. Even Fidel Castro was a fan after his revolution Cuban immigration, Miami began to make their own original Spanish-language radio soap operas better known as radio novellas now to lane. University is digitizing large collection of those programs. Gwen Tompkins has more on these Cold War soups. The Latin American library at two lane has some of the earliest written materials ever circulated in the western hemisphere. They've got a letter dated fifteen twenty one and signed by the Spanish Kista door and our non Cortes. But some of the oldest stories in the world are here on reel to reel.

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