Francois Truffaut

Mynx Devlin Meets Samuel Fuller

By 1949, Mynx Devlin was RKO’s biggest star. In her memoir and podcast The Atomic Bombshell, Mynx reveals the story of a failed seduction by Howard Hughes. Hughes was enraged at being spurned. He tried to wreck Mynx’s movie career by loaning her to a poverty row studio, Allied Artists. Director Samuel Fuller wanted her…

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Francois Truffaut In Love

In episode #9 of The Atomic Bombshell serial podcast, Mynx Devlin meets Francois Truffaut. This was 1962, right after he’d directed his breakthrough global smash hit, The 400 Blows. Truffaut was a famous (and famously waspish) film critic in the 1950s. He had a sweet tooth for American “termite art” films: gangster films, thrillers, B-musicals,…

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Episode 9: The Loves of Mynx Devlin, Part 2

Mynx reveals her greatest love: Francois Truffaut, the famous auteur of New Wave Cinema. They fall in love as they make a film, but an insanely jealous producer ruins everything yet again.

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