| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
She's an American icon with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
But it has been four decades since she had her own prime-time TV show, on which her courage, loyalty and knack for saving the day endeared her to millions of baby boomers.
| Aug 9, 2013
As tell-all celebrity memoirs go, the one written by Rita Moreno may be worthy of a film adaptation.
The woman born Rosita Dolores Alverio 81 years ago was the first Hispanic to win an Emmy, Tony, Grammy and Oscar, although she reveals in her new...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:00 AM
If the movies are a feast or famine business — and they are — we are in the heart of the feast at the moment. Both the studios and the smaller distributors, having hidden away their strongest films like squirrels hoarding especially tasty...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:50 PM
John Gilbert was the golden boy at MGM during the final years of the silent era. He was the young studio's biggest male star, working with such top directors as King Vidor ("The Big Parade," 1925), Erich von Stroheim ("The Merry Widow," 1925) and Tod...
| May 10, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| May 5, 2011
Jackie Cooper, whose tousled blond hair, pouty lower lip and ability to cry on camera helped make him one of the top child stars of the 1930s in films such as "Skippy" and "The Champ," has died. He was 88.
Cooper, who grew up to become a successful TV...
| Jan 7, 2012
One of the last links to the silent film era, Frederica Sagor Maas wrote the script for 1925's "The Plastic Age," which launched actress Clara Bow. But she watched in horror as her serious treatment on women and work was turned into a frivolous 1947...
| Jun 12, 2012
Ann Rutherford, an actress whose small role as Scarlett's younger sister Carreen in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" was her most enduring, has died. She was 94.
Rutherford, who also portrayed Mickey Rooney's teenage girlfriend in the Andy Hardy...
| Oct 24, 2010
Like an old movie set, original Hollywood was dismantled ages ago, leaving what appears to be scant trace of its hallowed roots: The Hollywood Hotel (where Louis B. Mayer and a long list of silent movie stars stayed). The Hollywood Brown Derby (where...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
When it comes to making movies about real people, Hollywood has a long history of not letting the facts get in the way. Nearly 70 years ago, there was â€śCitizen Kane,â€ť chronicling the rise to power of media baron William......
| Oct 20, 2010
| 9:32 PM
In 1928, Hollywood execs screened a film featuring a young Swedish actress. Their verdict: â€śShe can either act or start a new religion.â€ť Five years later, Greta Garbo became the highest paid female in America â€” a bisexual New Woman......