The future Lily Munster became a star when producer Walter Wanger cast her in Salome, Where She Danced (1945). A curvaceous brunette in her early 20s, De Carlo fit the mold of Howard Hughes’s mid-century girlfriends to a T. But that relationship would be brief, and De Carlo would go on to distinguish herself in movies, TV and as a star of the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies.
Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood by Karina Longworth
Yvonne: An Autobiography by Yvonne De Carlo and Doug Warren
Walter Wanger, Hollywood Independent by Matthew Bernstein
The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era by Thomas Schatz
Raised by the Stars: Interviews with 29 Children of Hollywood Actors by Nick Thomas
Yvonne De Carlo, interviewed by Larry King, January 20, 2002
Yvonne De Carlo, Follies' Original Carlotta, Is Dead at 84 by Robert Simonson January 10, 2007
The music used in this episode, with the exception of the intro and outro, was sourced from royalty-free music libraries and licensed music collections. The intro includes a clip from the film Casablanca. The outro song this week is “Sing” by Blur.
Excerpts from the following songs were used throughout the episode:
Reflectif - Artist Unknown
Green Lace - Artist Unknown
The Smoke Room - Gunnar Johnsen
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone - Franz Gordon
Speakeasy 2 - Gunnar Johnsen
Club Noir-2 - John Ahlin
Rendezvous 3 - Martin Landh
The Charleston 3 - Hakan Ericsson
Mas Cerca De Ti 5 - Martin Carlberg
Campers Day - Magnus Ringbloom
Muensters Theme Song - Jack Marshall
This episode was written, narrated and produced by Karina Longworth.
Editor: Olivia Natt.
Research and production assistant: Lindsey D. Schoenholtz.
Social media assistant: Brendan Whalen.
Logo design: Teddy Blanks.