The Reel

All the latest from Austin and Howard.
14
Feb

Q&A at The Devonshire Club

The Devonshire Q&A proved to be an astounding success. Guests included actress Camilla Rutherford and actors Harris Dickenson and Tom Law. With more ‘talks’ now lined up, there are more than a few surprises on the way. “Handing down stories from one generation to the next is as old as the hills but the way...
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14
Feb

Q&A at The Devonshire Club

The Devonshire Q&A proved to be an astounding success. Guests included actress Camilla Rutherford and actors Harris Dickenson and Tom Law. With more ‘talks’ now lined up, there are more than a few surprises on the way. “Handing down stories from one generation to the next is as old as the hills but the way...
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19
Jan

The Twins at the Devonshire Club

Austin and Howard will be at the Devonshire Club, 4-5 Devonshire Sq. EC2M-4YD on February 9th.  Drinks served from 6pm, Q&A 6.30-9pm in The Library. Freelance journalist and writer Yasemen Kaner-White talks all things Tinsel Town with Austin and Howard Mutti-Mewse with focus on their unique 30+ year journey in and around ‘Old Hollywood’ and the unique relationships they formed, as well...
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01
Dec

Vampira: A Hollywood Horror Story

During the 1950s there was a Hollywood haunting – her name Vampira. In the heyday of TV, at a time when the studio system had started to crumble and popcorn made way for TV dinners, Vampira monopolised Friday night TV schedules. Dressed head to toe in Raven Black, the hostess introduced forgotten z-grade Hollywood horrors...
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01
Dec

Cocks & Cocktails

Mildred Shay, once the toast of Hollywood dubbed ‘Pocket Venus’ (‘My tits were better than Hedy Lamarr’s’) is now lonely in London. Her cat food-ridden, Wonderbra-littered, fading flat on Cundy Street, Belgravia, has few visitors. And then arrives Austin, initially on a research mission for The Daily Telegraph. She flirts with him outrageously, dressed in cocktail...
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18
May

Wife of the Life of the Party

It’s not Gene Kelly or Ginger Rogers who catch my eye amongst the glitterati, but a simply dressed white haired woman on a walker. I’m beguiled by her very ordinariness, fascinated to know who she was or who she had been. But what she revealed to me as by way of her place card at...
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17
May

Silent Eeire Star

The setting, a cottage in the shadow of the Hollywood sign is akin to a Grimm’s fairy tale. Howard and Austin captured in a tangle of wild roses. Its thorny occupant the ‘golden-curls’ childlike Mary Philbin star of Phantom of the Opera (1925) hiding in the shadows within. Not pleased, Mary refuses to talk adamant...
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16
May

Desert Storm

In the High Desert past Joshua Tree, deep in the Morongo Valley, Howard and Austin find a star in hiding. She’s concealed herself inside a Frank Lloyd-Wright designed Spiritual Retreat and peering through the grime of Judith Allen’s rusted carcass of a 50s Ford Crestline, I see by the fact the dashboard has melted into...
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