Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon

He was a movie star who played Moses and Ben-Hur, but some of his most famous roles took place on the stage of politics, writes Marc Eliot in Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Eliot explains what make Heston such a compelling figure on screen, picks his favorite Heston movie (it’s a surprise), and describes Heston’s friendship with Ronald Reagan.

Subscribe to The Bookmonger with John J. Miller in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed.

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Zip Recruiter

Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing.

There are 2 comments.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. David Bryan Member
    David Bryan
    @DavidBryan

    “…Last question. We’re almost out of time” Who delimits these podcasts, anyway? They are typically too short to honor the books featured. Mr. Miller’s interview tone oozes with cold, impatient uninterest, regardless of the book discussed. The opening and closing music is a strangely hectic cacophony which somehow accentuates the impatience with the subject matter. Jarring.

    • #1
  2. Rick Harlan Inactive
    Rick Harlan
    @Rick Harlan

    David Bryan (View Comment):

    The opening and closing music is a strangely hectic cacophony which somehow accentuates the impatience with the subject matter.

    I’ve always enjoyed the show, but from the first time I heard it, I thought the music was incongruous. I would expect Bach for a program called “The Bookmonger”, although certain R. Strauss might work nicely.

    • #2