One of the people taking over for the TCM hosting duties of dearly departed, widely beloved host Robert Osborne will be Alec Baldwin. I guess it would have been hard to find anybody with Osborne’s ability to project amiability even if you were tuning in at 3 a.m. due to insomnia.
Please be informed that Doris Day’s long-form birth certificate has been unearthed and she is 95, not 93. Said Day in a statement, “I’ve always said that age is just a number and I have never paid much attention to birthdays, but it’s great to finally know how old I really am!” Decades since her Hollywood glory days…
Robert Osborne—longtime Turner Classic Movies host, having been with the channel from its 1994 beginning, and a beloved mainstay who singlehandedly made cable worthwhile—has died at 84.
In her new memoir, Tippi Hedren reportedly goes into greater detail than ever before about her awful experiences working with Alfred Hitchcock—including accusing the director of what today would be described as sexual assault.
On this day in history, Marilyn Monroe filmed her iconic subway-grate sequence from The Seven Year Itch, inspiring decades’ worth of imitators and God alone knows how many weirdos.
Mae West was born on this day, in Brooklyn, in 1893. This is a great excuse to take yourself out somewhere saucy, throw a fur stole across your shoulder—faux is fine—and raise a glass of champagne.
Warner Bros has just green lit a long-percolating remake of A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper, who also plans to star with Lady Gaga. Expect to see some A C T I N G in this picture.
Gloria DeHaven, an MGM player who appeared in several of the studio’s midcentury musicals alongside stars including Fred Astaire, has died at 91. Her bio and long list of screen credits suggest she was a real trooper or, as one obit puts it, “a stalwart of show business.”
Olivia de Havilland, legendary star of classics like Gone With the Wind and (my personal favorite) Lady In a Cage, was born on this day in 1916. The newly minted centenarian has called three continents her home (she was born in Japan), lived through two world wars, had two husbands, and won two Oscars.
I am unabashedly addicted to You Must Remember This, Karina Longworth’s podcast dedicated to “exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century.” But either you are too, or will be soon—the podcast is increasingly popular and, more and more, name-checked as one of the best out there.
In early 1946, a woman from Carmel, California wrote the Hollywood fan magazine Screenland to say how much she had enjoyed the recent Christmas release Frontier Gal—not just for its lovely performers and dazzling Technicolor vistas, but for saving her marriage by teaching her husband to spank her.
But first, some perfume talk.
In 1941, 33-year-old Bette Davis was appointed the first female president of the Academy of Motion Pictures. She didn’t even make it to the two-month mark before she got annoyed with the fact they didn’t really want her do anything except look pretty—and then she bailed.
What if you found out Martha Stewart was a lying liar who lived in an unimpressive apartment and couldn’t even cook? That’s essentially the premise of the sparkling 1945 romantic comedy Christmas in Connecticut.
Today is the 101st birthday of Hedy Lamarr, the vampy Hollywood star who was also an inventor. In celebration, today she gets a lavish Google doodle.
The charm of old movie fan magazines is their sweetness. Their pages may have hinted at all sorts of sordid behavior, but their tone matched that of their most guileless reader—and they incorporated reader perspectives in every issue, printing copious letters and even occasionally letting readers share their own…
Irish-born Hollywood actress Maureen O’Hara died on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at home in Boise, Idaho. She was 95 years old.
People have known for decades that—while he was married—Clark Gable fathered a child with costar Loretta Young. But now Young’s family suggests that what’s always been painted as an affair was in fact an instance of date rape.
Besides being a phenomenally talented and famous actress, Katharine Hepburn is perhaps best remembered for her incredibly straightforward delivery of her often borderline impolite opinions. But her blunt nature went even further than that, as seen via two short blurbs from 1934 editions of New York Times about her…
It recently occurred to me that you hardly ever see pictures of Vivien Leigh where she isn’t in costume as either Scarlett O’Hara or Blanche DuBois. I felt suddenly, powerfully moved to remedy this fact.