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Tag Archives: Hollywood
Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Time began to tick again, in fits and starts. Pain glowed in my mind like lightning in a cloud, expanding and contracting with my heartbeat. I lay on my back on a hard surface. Somewhere above … Continue reading
Fenster writes: Like that ring around the collar left by men in the old Wisk ads, the Hollywood gender pay gap is another case of residue left by men that falls on women to clean up. And so far, you … Continue reading
Blowhard, Esq. writes: Yesterday, Paleo Retiree kicked off part one of our two-part interview with Sue Mengers biographer Brian Kellow. Today we conclude our conversation. We cover, among other topics, how to write a biography, Brian’s reaction to Janet Maslin’s pan … Continue reading
Blowhard, Esq. writes: Anita Loos, born in 1889 in California and died in 1981 in New York, was present for the birth of cinema as a scenarist for D.W. Griffith, wrote the movies that made Douglas Fairbanks a star, penned an … Continue reading
Blowhard, Esq. writes: Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles take a break during the filming of THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI. Click on the image to enlarge.
Blowhard, Esq. writes: …Lupe Vélez. Click on the image to enlarge.
Blowhard, Esq. writes: …Rita Hayworth Click on the image to enlarge.
Blowhard, Esq. writes: In discussions of literature and architecture, I still come across would-be intellectuals who invoke art critic Clement Greenberg’s distinction between the avant-garde and kitsch. Of course, for such people avant-garde is doubleplusgood, while kitsch is one small step … Continue reading
Blowhard, Esq. writes: …Miriam Hopkins. Click on the image to enlarge.
Blowhard, Esq. writes: I semi-enjoyed this biography of the ’30s film star Kay Francis, a once hugely popular and famous actress from the Hollywood Golden Age who is now remembered only by film buffs. For the uninitiated, Francis was known as … Continue reading