Tag Archives: Hollywood

Those Dirty Rings

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

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An Interview With Brian Kellow, Part 2

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

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Overlooked Oeuvres: Anita Loos

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

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Husband and Wife On Set

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.

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The Camera Loves…

Blowhard, Esq. writes: …Lupe Vélez. Click on the image to enlarge.

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The Camera Loves…

Blowhard, Esq. writes: …Rita Hayworth Click on the image to enlarge.

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Fuck Clement Greenberg

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

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