It Happened In Hollywood

By The Hollywood Reporter

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On this podcast, Seth Abramovitch, senior writer at The Hollywood Reporter, and Chip Pope, an Emmy-winning TV writer and comic, take you behind the scenes of the indelible pop culture moments that shaped Hollywood history — with special guests who were actually there. In a town where everything old is eventually new again, Seth and Chip give listeners a front-row seat to the way things were. Welcome to IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD! Hosted by: Seth Abramovitch and Chip Pope Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst Theme music composed by: Paul Masvidal and Sean Malone

Episode Date
Tommy Chong: 'Up in Smoke'
The inventor of stoner comedy Tommy Chong stops by to regale us with tales of the origins of Cheech & Chong; the making of their cult-classic first movie; the rift that broke them up; and his nine-month stint in prison. It’s our most 420-friendly episode ever!
May 03, 2019
Laura Harring: 'Mulholland Drive'
Silencio! Por favor. Take a trip back to the strange, beautiful dreamscape of Mulholland Drive as star Laura Harring stops by to reveal all about the making of David Lynch’s Oscar-nominated film noir from 2001.
Apr 05, 2019
Jaclyn Smith: 'Charlie's Angels'
Jaclyn Smith — the only Charlie’s Angel to have starred in all five seasons of the series — visits the podcast to relive all the big hair, karate chops and ‘70s “mind candy” that made the original show such iconic fun. And stick around for a surprise Charlie’s Angels reunion!
Mar 01, 2019
Thora Birch: ‘American Beauty’
Thora Birch stops by to reminisce about the making of 1999 Academy Award best picture winner AMERICAN BEAUTY — and reconcile her own complicated feelings about it in light of the allegations against co-star Kevin Spacey.
Jan 29, 2019
Tim Blake Nelson: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?'
Join us for a fascinating peek behind the scenes of the Coen Brothers with Tim Blake Nelson, star of 2000’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? and 2018’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs — the latest movie from the enigmatic auteurs.
Jan 03, 2019
Linda Woolverton: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Lion King’
Be our guest as Disney screenwriter Linda Woolverton joins Seth and Chip to reveal all about the making of two modern Disney Animation classics.
Dec 03, 2018
Joe Eszterhas — Part 2: 'Showgirls'
Seth and Chip track down bad-boy screenwriter Joe Eszterhas in Ohio for a two-part episode. Part Two talks about his infamous return to the screen with his cult classic 'Showgirls'.
Nov 08, 2018
Joe Eszterhas — Part 1: 'Basic Instinct'
Seth and Chip track down bad-boy screenwriter Joe Eszterhas in Ohio for a two-part episode. Part One covers his infamous feud with former CAA head Michael Ovitz and the making of BASIC INSTINCT, the movie that made Sharon Stone a superstar. Stayed tuned for Part Two which will air next week.
Nov 01, 2018
William Friedkin: 'The Exorcist'
On this week's show, Seth and Chip welcome master filmmaker William Friedkin to discuss his eternal horror classic, THE EXORCIST. Was there a curse on the film? Did Jane Fonda want to star in it? Why is it still so damned popular after all these years? Find out on IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD. Like and subscribe here.
Oct 01, 2018