The cover of the first edition of “Rosemary’s Baby.”
The lamp near Rosemary’s bed which, as discussed, almost seems to reflect the Alwyn, a famous building in New York City that was part of the inspiration for the Bramford.
From my visit, a copy of the first edition of “Rosemary’s Baby” with a reader review, sent to Ira Levin.
From my visit, Ira Levin’s personal copy of “Dracula.” The Bramford is named after Bram Stoker.
A bio from the Playbill from Levin’s 1962 play “General Seeger.” It mentions that he is working on a novel called “In a Dark Tower.” This was the working title for “Rosemary’s Baby” at its inception.
From Nick Levin’s collection. The novel “Secret Ceremony” was deemed “More haunting than Rosemary’s Baby.” The film version starred Mia Farrow and was released the same year as “Rosemary’s Baby,” in a rush to capitalize on the former’s success.
Promotional photos from a filmed version of the Ira Levin 1954 short story “The Underground Gourmet,” which featured the devil as a character. The story was shot for the General Electric Theater on CBS television, and starred Ronald Reagan, Sid Caesar, and Patricia Barry.
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New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator and cinephile Megan Dooley taste the mousse for chalkiness, get dizzy and float on a mattress in their hostess pajamas, and we wrap up our discussion about Mia and Woody to absolutely no one’s satisfaction.
New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator helps review the sequel to “The Shining,” Mike Flanagan’s “Doctor Sleep.” We begin with a spoiler-free review and then get carried away and pick apart, scene by scene, the entire movie. If you’d rather not fork over the $15 for a ticket, this episode is for you!
The good, the bad, the Polanski. Cinephile Megan Dooley joins in a roller-coaster-ride discussion of the life and films of Roman Polanski. In the tradition of the director himself, no punches are pulled!
Cinephile Megan Dooley joins in the discussion of the Polanski controversy: his rape case and additional accusations. Is it even okay to produce a podcast examining his movies? Includes a detailed discussion of the famous case.
New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator and cinephile Megan Dooley join in a reading of the original treatment—before any script draft was written—of Kubrick’s The Shining. It is quite different from the novel and the movie, so hunker down for some story time. Bathroom break included.
A roundtable discussion of 2001: A Space Odyssey with Vanity Fair’s Bruce Handy, science writer Corey Powell, and The Pink Smoke’s Chris Funderburg, plus an interview with Georgia Tech’s history of sci-fi professor Lisa Yaszek.
Megan Dooley stops by for one of the most action-packed segments of the movie, discussing how Hallorann’s death was originally shot, that strange costume, and who the heck those weirdoes are in the bedroom.
Andy Newman from The New York Times and performer Fran Pado discuss Hallorann’s death fixation, validate “redrum” as a gimmick, and bonus: We have our first guest who was too scared to make it through the movie!