In the inaugural episode (take three for those who are counting), Pretty in Podcast explores the early days of director and screenwriter John Hughes (Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, Uncle Buck, Home Alone) and his days as ad-man and freelance writer for comedians like Rodney Dangerfield, as well as a sometime writer for Playboy and National Lampoon.
“Are You Covered for Elk Damage?” National Lampoon, September, 1977.
“20 Questions: Cheryl Tiegs,” Playboy, October 1978.
- Carter, Bill. “Him Alone.” The New York Times, August 4, 1991
- Dangerfield, Rodney. “Rodney Dangerfield – Live 1978 (Part 2).” YouTube
- Dangerfield, Rodney. Ed Sullivan Show, March 8th 1971. Edsullivan.com
- Gora, Susannah. You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and their impact on a generation. Three Rivers Press, 2010
- Kamp, David. “Sweet Bard of Youth.” Vanity Fair, March 2010. (Phyllis Diller outro)
- Leo Burnett Worldwide. “Kellogg’s “Big Yellow” Sugar Corn Pops cereal commercial.” YouTube, circa 1978
- Ringwald, Molly, “Molly Ringwald Interviews John Hughes.” Seventeen Magazine, Spring 1986