First hour: Ed welcomes Randall Kenneth Jones, author of Show Me: Celebrities, Business Tycoons, Rock Stars, Journalists, Humanitarians, Attack Bunnies and More, a new book that promotes creative thinking, positive communication, and innovation while dispelling the wisdom of such film, TV, sports, music and business icons as Shirley Jones, Erin Brockovich, Kathy Griffin, Magic Johnson, Colin Mochrie, Vanessa Williams, G.W. Bailey, Sonny Jurgensen, Pat Benatar and more than 100 others. Also in this hour: A look back at Johnny Carson’s final night as host of The Tonight Show. Second hour: A return appearance by Donelle Dadigan, founder and president of The Hollywood Museum. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor Donelle on Thursday, June 1 with the Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant, the pioneering radio and TV broadcaster who served as honorary Mayor of Hollywood for almost thirty years. Initiated by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce after Grant’s death in 2008, The Distinguished Service Award is not given out annually; Donelle is only the third person to receive this honor. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar reviews several recently released TV soundtracks now available on CD, including Jonny Quest, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Les Poupees.
Among the exhibits this summer at The Hollywood Museum is Jean Harlow: Hollywood’s First Blond Bombshell, a tribute to the first of many leading ladies from the Golden Age of Hollywood that was discovered by Howard Hughes. Among the items on display are costumes from some of Harlow’s films, furniture and artifacts from some of her homes in L.A. (including her last home in Beverly Glen), Harlow’s one-of-a-kind 1932 dual phaeton four-door Packard convertible, a portrait of Jean Harlow that was commissioned by her mother after Harlow died in June 1937, and more. The Hollywood Museum is located at 1660 North Highland Ave., at Hollywood Blvd. in the Max Factor Building. For tickets and more information call 323 464-7776 or go to The Hollywood Museum.