An interview with Ray with Joe Franklin can be seen by going to the YouTube.com site and searching for "Kilgallen". It's offered in four small chunks. He was very close to Dotty, so it's interesting that he wanted to talk about the Lee Isreal book. He mentions a possible movie being cast based on her book.
Joe Franklin's show was done at WOR, channel 9 in New York. I think he had some small syndication at one time, and he was famous as being one of the most inept interviewers in history. This was very frustrating to anyone who cared about his guests, which were mainly personalities of yesteryear. Some might say, has-beens, but sometimes he'd have someone like Bing Crosby, too. Joe's specialty was nostalgia. His show for many years was called "Down Memory Lane".
But I can't tell which was worse, the questions he didn't ask, or the ones he did! I have a November 1979 episode where he has two of Laurel & Hardy's one time costars, two ladies named Anita Garvin and Rosina Lawrence. One of Mr. King of Old-time memories was actually " Which one was Stan, the fat one or the skinny one?"
Fortunately on this spot, Johnnie Ray goes into his story and opinions without need of prompting.
Here are the links to the 4 videos:
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