Sordidness Tracker, Episode 35

March 3, 2015

You Must Remember This often contains wild tales from Hollywood’s colorful past, so much so that it can become difficult to keep track of all the sordid details while you listen to it and pretend to be working, parenting, paying attention to the road, etc.  Now, there’s help.  As you listen to Star Wars Episode IX: Olivia de Havilland and John Huston, with Special Guest Rian Johnson, this handy Sordidness Tracker will help you follow who was doing what to whom.

Prodigious drinking/sleeping around: Yes (Huston).

Mexican cavalries joined in order to “play with guns and whores”: One (Huston).

Drunken fisticuffs instigated by Errol Flynn (probably): One (Huston).

Ruined marriages: Multiple.

Number of ex-spouses who married the Black Dahlia’s killer (probably): One.

Terrible car accidents: Two (Huston).

Does Karina Longworth imitate Olivia de Havilland: Yes.

Does Karina Longworth imitate anyone else: Yes. Jack Warner, Doris Lilly, and an anti-semitic Canadian.

Are any better than her Dustin Hoffman impression: No.

Who imitates John Huston: Rian Johnson.

The director of Looper?  And that one Breaking Bad episode everyone loves: That’s the one.

Looper was great: Agreed.

I haven’t watched Breaking Bad yet: It’s on Netflix.

OK, I’ll get on that: Noted.

Howard Hughes, havin’ sex: Howard Hughes does not have sex in this episode.

Claims of people-eating demons within Bette Davis: One.

Protracted legal battles that led to a law being named after the plaintiff: One (de Havilland).

Physical maladies attributed to starring in bad movies: Yes (de Havilland).

Also mentioned in this episode: PTSD, equestrian, and viral pneumonia.