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Author: Christopher Bomba

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1942. Washed out of flight school and Inexplicably assigned to the Army Air Forces "First Motion Picture Unit," Private Oliver Whelan tumbles down the rabbit hole of World War II Hollywood. A hilarious, fascinating and touching audio comedy based in fact.
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2024-03-1502:11

This is the trailer for ON THE TINSEL FRONT, a scripted podcast series coming in Spring 2024. It is 1942.  Washed out of flight school and inexplicably assigned to the Army Air Forces "First Motion Picture Unit" in Culver City, California,  Private Oliver Whelan tumbles down the rabbit hole of World War II Hollywood.  A hilarious, fascinating and touching audio dramedy, much of which is based in fact. Written, produced and directed by Christopher Bomba Starring...   Brian Stanton, Samara Frame, Gabriel Oliva, Alan Blumenfeld, Katherine James, James Coyle, Dante Alexander, Robbie Trombetta, Chris Côté, Mary Bomba, Zane Acord, John Katona, Jonah Weiland, Myk Price, Caleb A. Fields, Sufyan Mahmud and Tom O'Connor.  Music for the trailer:  Richie Everett, The Devil's Defiance, courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com Visit the website:  https://onthetinselfront.com Series will launch soon with first two episodes.  "Follow" it now wherever you get your podcasts.
Ep #1: Washed Out

Ep #1: Washed Out

2024-05-1834:48

1942.  After washing out of flight school in Louisiana, Pvt. Oliver Whelan is assigned to an U.S. Army Air Forces base near Los Angeles, California.  He eagerly heads west only to find that there's been some kind of mistake... WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED by Christopher Bomba STARRING... Brian Stanton as Oliver Whelan with...  Zane Acord as the Flight Instructor, Hancock and the Conductor  Gabriel Oliva as Ben and Ronald Reagan John Katona as Marine #1 and the Propman Soldier Jonah Weiland as Marine #2  Myk Price as the Porter Samara Frame as Elle   Caleb A. Fields as Flirting Soldier #1 Chris Bomba as Flirting Soldier #2 James Coyle as Miller Mary Bomba as the Host MUSIC: Martin Landstrom, Wicked Man, courtesy of  www.epidemicsound.com Richie Everett, The Devil's Defiance, courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com B.G. DeSylva, Joseph Meyer, Al Jolson, California, Here I Come!  Sung by Myk Price SOUND EFFECTS courtesy of Soundly, Epidemic Sound, and Freesound. While On the Tinsel Front purports to tell a true story, all the characters are fictional except for the real-life personalities – some more recognizable than others -- who actually served in the wartime positions they do here. For more information about theses people, Hollywood during World War II, and the actors, visit the podcast website at https://onthetinselfront.com. Thanks to everyone who made this podcast possible. © Christopher Bomba 2024      
Ep #2: Dishwasher

Ep #2: Dishwasher

2024-05-1831:43

After putting in for a transfer, Ollie tries to fit in at the First Motion Picture Unit,  only he's qualified for nothing and finds himself in a miserable situation.  At his new home, he makes an exciting discovery... WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED by Christopher Bomba STARRING... Brian Stanton as Oliver Whelan with...  James Coyle as Miller Gabriel Oliva as Ronald Reagan Alan Blumenfeld as Bellows Jonah Weiland as Bernard Vorhaus Robbie Trombetta as Lois Chris Bomba as sound editor Ray Katherine James as Shelly Samara Frame as Elle Mary Bomba as the Host and Ollie’s Mother MUSIC: Martin Landström, Wicked Man, courtesy of  www.epidemicsound.com Martin Landström, Hot Piece for Sale, courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com Niklas Gabrielsson, Martin Landström, Ding Dong, courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com Carl Czerny, Selected Piano Studies, Part 2, # 4, performed by Robbie Trombetta Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in F K.332, performed by Robbie Trombetta SOUND EFFECTS courtesy of Soundly, Epidemic Sound, and Freesound.  While On the Tinsel Front purports to tell a true story, all the characters are fictional except for the real-life personalities – some more recognizable than others -- who actually served in the wartime positions they do here. For more information about these people, Hollywood during World War II, and the actors, visit the podcast website at https://onthetinselfront.com. Thanks to everyone who made this podcast possible.  © Christopher Bomba 2024
Ep #3: Housemates

Ep #3: Housemates

2024-05-2524:39

Episode # 3.  Ollie gets to know his housemates.  After receiving bad news that raises an upsetting suspicion, Ollie gets into hot water with Sgt. Bellows... WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED by Christopher Bomba STARRING... Brian Stanton as Oliver Whelan with...  Robbie Trombetta as Lois Samara Frame as Elle Katherine James as Shelly Gabriel Oliva as Ronald Reagan Alan Blumenfeld as Bellows James Coyle as Miller Mary Bomba as the Host MUSIC: Martin Landström, Wicked Man, courtesy of  www.epidemicsound.com Golden Age Radio, Golden Age Radio, courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith, The Star Spangled Banner, sung by Brian Stanton SOUND EFFECTS courtesy of Soundly, Epidemic Sound and Freesound. While On the Tinsel Front purports to tell a true story, all the characters are fictional except for the real-life personalities – some more recognizable than others -- who actually served in the wartime positions they do here. For more information about these people, Hollywood during World War II, and the actors, visit the podcast website at https://onthetinselfront.com. Thanks to everyone who made this podcast possbile.  © Christopher Bomba 2024
Episode #4:  On the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank for the production of THIS IS THE ARMY, Ollie makes some friends.  A date with Elle takes an unexpected turn...  WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED by Christopher Bomba STARRING... Brian Stanton as Oliver Whelan with...  Robbie Trombetta as Lois Samara Frame as Elle Katherine James as Shelly James Coyle as Miller Tom O’Connor as Sipriani Dante Alexander as Toes Myk Price as Stump Caleb A. Fields as Spoons Sufyan Mahmoud as Willy Boy Zane Acord as Michael Curtiz Mary Bomba as the Host MUSIC: Martin Landström, Wicked Man, courtesy of  www.epidemicsound.com Martin Landström, Hot Piece For Sale, courtesy of  www.epidemicsound.com SOUND EFFECTS courtesy of Soundly, Epidemic Sound and Freesound While On the Tinsel Front purports to tell a true story, all the characters are fictional except for the real-life personalities – some more recognizable than others -- who actually served in the wartime positions they do here. For more information about these people, Hollywood during World War II, and the actors, visit the podcast website at https://onthetinselfront.com. Thanks to everyone who made this podcast possible. © Christopher Bomba 2024
Episode # 5. SEASON FINALE.  Ollie introduces himself to a Dartmouth alumnus, receives a summons from his father, and visits the Hollywood Canteen to see Elle...    WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED by Christopher Bomba STARRING... Brian Stanton as Oliver Whelan with...  Dante Alexander as Toes Myk Price as Stump and Joe Louis Caleb A. Fields as Spoons Sufyan Mahmoud as Willy Boy Alan Blumenfeld as Ted Geisel Jonah Weiland as Assistant Director #1 and Canteen Soldier #2 Gabriel Oliva as Ronald Reagan Tom O’Connor as the Chaplain Chris Bomba as Frank Zane Acord as Michael Curtiz and Canteen Soldier #1 John Katona as Assistant Director #2 and the Canteen Guard Samara Frame as Elle Robbie Trombetta as Bet Chris Côté as Ollie’s father, Patrick Whelan Mary Bomba as the Host and Joan Leslie MUSIC: Martin Landström, Wicked Man, courtesy of  www.epidemicsound.com Ritchie Everett, Devil's Defiance, courtesy of  www.epidemicsound.com Ritchie Everett, Snooty Fox, courtesy of  www.epidemicsound.com Martin Landström, The Nightingale Is Singing Our Song, courtesy of  www.epidemicsound.com Golden Age Radio, One More For The Road, courtesy of  www.epidemicsound.com SOUND EFFECTS courtesy of Soundly, Epidemic Sound and Freesound While On the Tinsel Front purports to tell a true story, all the characters are fictional except for the real-life personalities – some more recognizable than others -- who actually served in the wartime positions they do here. For more information about these people, Hollywood during World War II, and the actors, visit the podcast website at https://onthetinselfront.com. Thanks to everyone who made this podcast possible.  © Christopher Bomba 2024  
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