I am very flattered to have been contacted to appear as a guest on the Three Wise Girls podcast this coming Thursday, May 6 at noon Eastern time. Three Wise Girls is hosted by Debbie Barth, Dori DeCarlo, and Linda Alexander and is a 60 minute conversation between themselves and their guests, in this case myself and our good friend over at CinemaOCD, Jenny The Nipper. The title of the episode is Classic Entertainment: Feeding the Niche which if you're a regular reader or subscriber to Immortal Ephemera ought to be enough to get you to give us a listen!
Here's the Three Wise Girls promo for this coming Thursday's show:
It wasn't long ago when the idea of "classic movies" went no farther back in general memory than maybe twenty years for most. Not so anymore. These days, there is a growing hunger for anything nostalgia, especially in classic entertainment. Whether it's in TV or movies or even radio shows from pre-TV days, the market is exploding. Are you interested in Cary Grant or Clark Gable or Robert Taylor? Check the internet ... you'll find exactly where you can get the latest and greatest in everything and anything related to classic film, TV, radio and its mega-stars.
What if you're more intrigued by names which not everyone immediately recognizes, such as Colleen Moore or Dean Stockwell? How do you find what it is you're looking for on the now more obscure stars from the days of nostalgia entertainment? Again, look to the internet. It's getting easier and easier to ferret out details, or find the old shows, or get photos and magazines and other pieces of entertainment-related ephemera.
And do you even KNOW what ephemera is?!
Join us on The Three Wise Girls, Thursday, May 6, from noon - 1 PM EST as we delve into the world of classic entertainment as it today relates to the booming e-commerce business. We'll talk with Cliff Aliperti who owns www.things-and-other-stuff.com, an online home for everything related to nostalgia entertainment. Cliff will tell us about how he started his business, what got him interested, and how the internet has changed the nostalgia market forever. Cliff has been selling on eBay since 2000. Thanks to his uncle, he's been in the nostalgia business--starting with baseball cards--since the mid 1980s. He moved into entertainment collectibles, and has been at it ever since. Cliff will chat about his journey, how the market has changed, and what he thinks is the future of nostalgia-for-sale.
Add to our guest list Jenny Allan who, under the name Jenny Curtis, has authored three books on classic film stars. She is equally well known in the world of classic movie geekdom as "Jenny the Nipper." She writes a blog, Cinema OCD, comprised mainly of rants about whatever movie is obsessing her lately.
Please call in and chat with Cliff & Jenny about your favorite entertainment figure or movie or TV show from days past, or visit our chat room. It's more than likely Cliff has some memorabilia for sale related to those stars you can't forget!
www.blogtalkradio.com/threewisegirls ... chat room log-in at that page. Call in to talk with us on the show at 347-994-3835 after noon EST, Thursday, 5/6. The Three Wise Girls--and Cliff Aliperti & Jenny the Nipper--want to hear from you!
By the way, if Linda Alexander's name rings any bells it's because she's the author of Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood and Communism whom was interviewed in this very space during April's Robert Taylor TCM celebration.
So please stop on by, Thursday at noon, it's going to be a great time. There'll be a chat room where you can ask questions (please don't try to stump me!) or you can just listen anonymously. If you can't make it the show will be archived and I will post a link to it at some point in the future. Trust me though, live is better!
Thanks in advance for heading over!