Tales From Hollywoodland

Tales from Hollywoodland is a fast-paced weekly show business podcast, with an emphasis on all genres of movies; classic to current, as well as Broadway, TV, Cable, and Streaming.

Hollywood vets Arthur Friedman, Steve Rubin, and Julian Schlossberg will be interviewing Hollywood luminaries, and treating the listeners to decades worth of stories, anecdotes, insider viewpoints, candid opinions, as well as vivid and often hysterically funny celebrity encounters. From Sinatra to Cruise, Redford to DiCaprio, Hitchcock, and Coppola to Spielberg and Tarantino, Uncle Miltie to Eddie Murphy, Hackett and Rickles, and on and on. It’s all here with a capital E for Entertainment. Come join us for TALES FROM HOLLYWOODLAND.

Arthur Friedman
Steven Jay Rubin
Julian Schlossberg
Tales From Hollywoodland Ep 30 | Movie Distribution & Exhibition

Movie Distribution & Exhibition | Tales From Hollywoodland

In this episode of “Tales from Hollywoodland,” Julian, Arthur, and Steve discuss the intricacies of film distribution and exhibition, reflecting on personal experiences and the evolution of the industry. They pay homage to Don Murray’s humanitarian efforts and explore the roles of marketing, concessions, and technological advancements in movie success.

Tales From Hollywoodland Ep 29 - Hartfelt Movies

Heartfelt Cinema | Tales From Hollywoodland

Since it’s the season for Valentine’s, Arthur, Julian, and Steve examine the most romantic movies of all time, from “Casablanca” to “Titanic,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Three Coins in the Fountain” and much more. Grab a partner and tune in for a fun time when romance was not

Tales From Hollywoodland Ep 28 | Great TV Shows

Great TV Shows | Tales From Hollywoodland

This week on Tales from Hollywoodland, Arthur, Julian and Steve reveal their favorite television series of all time – from “Milton Berle” to “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” with visits along the way to “Seinfeld,” The Sopranos,” “The Twilight Zone,” Combat” and many more.    Links Tales From Hollywoodland on

Tales From Hollywoodland | The AFI Top 100 Movies of the Past 100 Years

The AFI Top 100 – What Were They Thinking? | Tales From Hollywoodland

This week, Arthur, Julian, and Steve analyze the most recent movie polling for the AFI Top 100, toasting the good choices, arguing over the questionable, and wondering how they could leave off classics like “Dr. Zhivago,” “The Great Escape” and many others.     Links Tales From Hollywoodland on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/talesfromhollywoodland  Tales

Tales From Hollywoodland Ep 26

Empowered Women In Hollywood | Tales From Hollywoodland

In this episode of “Tales from Hollywoodland,” the hosts explore the evolution of empowered women in the film and television industry. They celebrate early pioneers like Mary Pickford and discuss the founding of United Artists. The episode highlights influential figures such as Mae West, Joan Crawford, Sherry Lansing, Lucille Ball,

Tales From Hollywoodland Ep 25 - Confessions of a Hollywood Scarlet

Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet | Tales From Hollywoodland

What was it like to be a Hollywood starlet back in the 1960s?  Find out this week, when Arthur, Julian and Steve interview Carol Holland (aka Hollenbeck) who became our first guest-host, and shares her harrowing story of trying to find traction in Hollywood while fighting back against casting couch

Tales From Hollywoodland Ep24 - A Look At Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg: The Box-office King of Hollywood

This week, Steve, Julian, and Arthur showcase the amazing career of director Steven Spielberg, from his first feature “Sugarland Express,” through the enormous success of “Jaws,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “ET” to the present day. We want to hear from you! Feedback

Tales From Hollywoodland Ep 23 - Great Comedians

Who Are the Most Influential Comedians of All Time? | Tales From Hollywoodland

In this podcast episode, Julian Schlossberg, Arthur Friedman, Steven J. Rubin, and producer Mike Faber engage in a rich discussion about the evolution of comedy and the influence of legendary comedians across different eras. They reminisce about the comedic genius of icons like Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Don

Tales From Hollywoodland Ep 22 - Movie Director Spotlight

Movie Directors Spotlight: Otto Preminger and John Sturges | Tales From Hollywoodland

In this podcast episode, hosts Julian Schlossberg, Arthur E. Friedman, and Steven J. Rubin discuss the careers and films of directors Otto Preminger and John Sturges. They delve into Preminger’s reputation for being a tyrant on set, his bold directorial choices, and his notable films, including “River of No Return”

Tales From Hollywoodland Ep 21 - Christmas Movies

Christmas Movies | Tales From Hollywoodland

Ho! Ho! Ho! Action! This week, appropriately, Tales from Hollywoodland offers a fun overview of the best Christmas Movies of all time, and yes, we consider “Die Hard” a Christmas movie.  Here they are: from George Bailey and the iconic “It’s a Wonderful Life” family to the wild shenanigans of

Tales From Hollywoodland Ep 20 - All About Marilyn Monroe

All About Marilyn Monroe | Tales From Hollywoodland

The Face that Launched a Billion Libidos This week on Tales from Hollywoodland, Arthur, Julian, and Steve examine the life and meteoric career of actress Marilyn Monroe, who redefined the definition of sex symbol for the ages. We want to hear from you! Feedback is always welcome. Please write to

Tales From Hollywoodland, Hollywood Movie Bombs

Hollywood Movie Bombs | Tales From Hollywoodland

This week on Tales from Hollywoodland, Arthur, Julian, and Steve review the movies that truly bombed at the box office, including such disasters as Ishtar, Howard the Duck, Town & Country, Cleopatra (which nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox), Tomorrowland, The Lone Ranger, and many more.  We want to hear from

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