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  • Lauren Bacall dies: Five of the screen legend's notable movie roles

    Lauren Bacall dies: Five of the screen legend's notable movie roles
    Hollywood lost one of its most storied screen stars Tuesday with the death of Lauren Bacall, whose gravelly voice and sultry looks captivated Humphrey Bogart and legions of moviegoers alike. With a career spanning seven decades, Bacall left behind a distinguished body of work, including memorable films with and without her beloved Bogey.
  • Frank Sinatra memoir 'Mr. S' on way to big screen?

    "RING-A-Ding-Ding!" That was the title of one of Frank Sinatra's most popular Reprise albums, back in 1961. (In fact it was his first disc for Reprise after many successful years with Capitol Records.) Well, there's going to be plenty of Sinatra-style...

    Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped

    Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped
    Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...

    Review: 'Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero' by Douglas Perry

    Review: 'Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero' by Douglas Perry
    This is no way to go: "Broke, alcoholic and dead from a massive heart attack at just fifty-five." But that was how life ended for Eliot Ness in 1957. But how very well the subsequent years treated him, allowing him to come to vivid and heroic life,...

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...