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  • How Oscars' fashion show changed through the decades

    How Oscars' fashion show changed through the decades
    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...
  • DreamWorks Animation grooming Lassie for a return to the spotlight

    DreamWorks Animation grooming Lassie for a return to the spotlight
    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. Can...
  • Rita Moreno: Life can be bright in America

    Rita Moreno: Life can be bright in America
    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...
  • Best movies of 2012: 'Argo,' 'Lincoln,' 'Dark Knight Rises,' more

    Best movies of 2012: 'Argo,' 'Lincoln,' 'Dark Knight Rises,' more
    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...
  • John Gilbert, the silent era's talk of the town

    John Gilbert, the silent era's talk of the town
    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...
  • Great Old Broad Series: Debbie Reynolds

    Great Old Broad Series: Debbie Reynolds
    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...
  • Jackie Cooper dies at 88; child star in the 1930s

    Jackie Cooper dies at 88; child star in the 1930s
    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...
  • Frederica Sagor Maas dies at 111; silent film screenwriter

    Frederica Sagor Maas dies at 111; silent film screenwriter
    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...
  • Ann Rutherford dies at 94; actress was in 'Gone With the Wind'

    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...
  • Brick-and-mortar treasures in Tinseltown

    Brick-and-mortar treasures in Tinseltown
    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...
  • 'The Social Network,' 'Citizen Kane' and the truth in Hollywood

     
    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 “Citizen Kane,” chronicling the rise to power of media baron William......
  • Theater review: 'When Garbo Talks!' at International City Theatre

     
    In 1928, Hollywood execs screened a film featuring a young Swedish actress. Their verdict: “She can either act or start a new religion.” Five years later, Greta Garbo became the highest paid female in America — a bisexual New Woman......