Karina Longworth
Karina Longworth

Karina Longworth is the creator and host of You Must Remember This, a podcast about the secret and forgotten history of Hollywood’s first century. She is the author of books about George Lucas, Al Pacino, and Meryl Streep and has contributed to LA Weekly, the Guardian, NPR, Vulture, and other publications.

You Must Remember This
Feb. 5 2016 12:12 PMThe Communist Hunters Come to HollywoodHow the search for Soviet sympathizers in the film industry began.
You Must Remember This
Dec. 11 2015 9:30 AMThe Femme FataleGloria Grahame’s not-so-wonderful life.
You Must Remember This
Nov. 27 2015 11:36 AMPortrait of JennieThe terrible doomed romance of David O. Selznick and Jennifer Jones.
You Must Remember This
Nov. 13 2015 4:44 PMSpence and KathThe remarkable professional and personal partnership of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.
You Must Remember This
Oct. 30 2015 4:09 PMJudy and MickeyThe long, fruitful, and tortured relationships between Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, and MGM.
You Must Remember This
Oct. 16 2015 3:26 PMHollywood’s First Gay MarriageDid William Haines really choose his husband over stardom at MGM?
You Must Remember This
Sept. 29 2015 2:48 PMThe Biggest Mistake Buster Keaton Ever MadeThe year the indie film star signed with a studio.
You Must Remember This
Sept. 18 2015 8:26 AMThe Boy Genius and the “Jewish Hitler”Irving Thalberg and Louis B. Mayer, the tumultuous pair at the center of MGM’s box-office supremacy.
Books
Jan. 6 2015 2:10 PMWatch Everything You SayMiranda July’s novel is a brilliant document of our age of managed sharing.
Books
July 7 2014 8:28 AMI Used to Know HerA sharp novel about the way Hollywood warps its female stars.
Culturebox
March 22 2013 7:00 AMIs It Too Late For Al Pacino?Phil Spector suggests he might never regain his rightful place at the center of Hollywood.
Books
Sept. 7 2012 11:26 PMBeginning To SeeThe music and cultural critic Ellen Willis’ essays were long arcs toward an answer she never reached.
The Movie Club
Jan. 5 2011 10:26 AMThe Painfully Awkward Sex Award Goes To ...
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2009 9:41 AMWhy "Antichrist" Is a Feminist Horror Film
You Must Remember This
Dec. 18 2015 8:23 AMHow Elizabeth Taylor Won Her OscarTragedy, triumph, tramphood, and a tracheotomy, in 30 eventful months.
You Must Remember This
Dec. 4 2015 8:06 PMThe Movie Star, the Gangster Boyfriend, and the Daughter With a KnifeLana Turner and the movies that turned her personal tragedies into box office gold.
You Must Remember This
Nov. 20 2015 9:54 AMHow David O. Selznick Made the Biggest Movie in the WorldAfter MGM turned it down.
You Must Remember This
Nov. 6 2015 2:32 PMThe FixerMGM’s Eddie Mannix and the lives he ruined.
You Must Remember This
Oct. 23 2015 11:17 AMThe BombshellJean Harlow was 1930s Hollywood’s reigning sex symbol—and greatest screwball actress. Why did she die at 26?
You Must Remember This
Oct. 9 2015 2:58 PMThe Lover and the Object of His AffectionThe truth and the fiction behind John Gilbert and Greta Garbo’s romance.
You Must Remember This
Sept. 24 2015 12:58 PMThe Mistress, the Magnate, and the GeniusWas actress Marion Davies really as untalented as Citizen Kane made her out to be?
Books
Sept. 11 2015 11:41 AMThe Art of PackagingThe untold story of the female agent who ruled 1970s Hollywood.
Books
Oct. 7 2014 10:30 AMBibliodromeDavid Cronenberg’s 21st-century noir novel Consumed.
Books
Oct. 11 2013 9:00 AM“Like a King That Orders One Thing Then Orders the Opposite Thing”Why does James Franco make people so angry?
Culturebox
Nov. 23 2012 7:30 AMIt’s the Lifetime Movies That Got SmallLiz and Dick isn’t half as weird, alas, as the actual Liz and Dick.
The Movie Club
Jan. 6 2011 5:31 PMDe Niro Finally Got Around to Acting Again and No One Noticed
The Movie Club
Jan. 3 2011 3:56 PMTrash Humpers and the Importance of WTF? Picks
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