On Episode 101 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 45th anniversary of SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT! This film is a 1977 American road action comedy starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry.

Assisting Curtis in this endeavor are two very special guests:

First of all, there’s SUSIE McIVER EWING, who portrayed “Hot Pants Hilliard” in the film! Susie has a great story about how she got the role in SATB, as well as other details about her career, and the careers of her husband Bill Ewing and son Blake McIver. She has also appeared on such TV shows as The Six Million Dollar Man, Chico and the Man and Starsky & Hutch. She also had a small role in the 1975 film Shampoo. You may find Susie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Also, LINDA McCLURE joins the fun as well! She portrayed “Waynette”, the wife of Jerry Reed’s character (“Snowman”), in the film! Linda was a close, personal friend of director Hal Needham, and has a lot of great stories about the production of SATB. She has appeared on such TV shows as The Paper Chase, Riptide and Highway to Heaven.

Additionally, Mr. Retrovere shares this week’s Retro News segment, as well as Landmark Celebrity Birthdays for the month of May 2022!

For a more detailed documentary about Smokey and the Bandit, check out THE BANDIT on Amazon Video!

Incidentally, you may help the RetroZest podcast by purchasing a unique SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT T-Shirt or two (many different designs and colors!) from our store at store.retrozest.com/smokey.

Contact Curtis at podcast@retrozest.com, on the RETROZEST Facebook page (facebook.com/zestretro/) or on Twitter (twitter.com/RetroZest).