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Posts Tagged ‘Neil Diamond’

David Frost Was Also a Swell Boyfriend

One of the best things Janice Min has brought to The Hollywood Reporter are high-profile guest essays. Both anonymous and bylined, these inside-the-velvet-rope POVs differentiate THR from the town’s other trades and align her content more closely to the east coast monthly glossy magazines.

A good example is this week’s mini-essay by Caroline Cushing Graham about what it was like, for five years in the 1970s, to be the girlfriend of David Frost. The late TV interviewer certainly had the benefit of access; still, it takes special flair to make use of these romantic opportunities the way Frost did:

Our first real date was an invitation to fly to Kinshasa, Zaire on my birthday, October 30, to the Muhammad Ali, George Foreman “Rumble in the Jungle” fight. For the eight extraordinary rounds of the most famous boxing match in history I took photographs at ringside and David was the TV host of the evening. It was a glamorous start to our five-year whirlwind affair.

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Wink Martindale Hosts a Very Special Look at Frank Sinatra

Luck will be a lady to Frank Sinatra fans this Saturday and Sunday night in the form of a special one-hour Internet radio program. “Sinatra & Friends: Remembering an American Legend” is set to be piped out at 6 p.m. PT March 9 and 8 p.m. March 10 on Sunland, CA-based CRN Digital Talk Radio.

The best part is that the show is hosted by Wink Martindale, not just an instantly recognizable name from the TV world but also someone who got to interview Ole’ Blue Eyes a number of times:

“We went through our archives of interviews with Frank and those who worked with him and were close to him to get a unique retrospective on the man and the legend that was Frank Sinatra,” said Martindale. Other featured interviews include Sammy Davis Jr., Big Band leader Tommy Dorsey and composer Paul Anka.

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