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  • Holiday season was time for social calls in 1911

    100 Years Ago Paying a call From the Times' social column: "Miss Marie Wylie of Fairview has returned home after visiting Mrs. Estelle Bach of Walbrook. Mrs. Ella Tillman of Baltimore, visited her mother Mrs. Samuel Longfelter last week. Mr. and...
  • Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

    Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns
    When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere. People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
  • Mickey Rooney, with gumption and grit, put on a show

    Mickey Rooney, with gumption and grit, put on a show
    Everyone knows Mickey Rooney, but who really remembers the extent of his success? How many now living can testify not only to how large this man loomed over the American film landscape but also to the particular qualities that made him such an enormous...
  • Willard Mullin, cartoonist creator of Brooklyn Bum, gets fresh look

    Willard Mullin, cartoonist creator of Brooklyn Bum, gets fresh look
    It was a taxi driver who inspired Willard Mullin's most indelible creation. Mullin was leaving Ebbets Field one night during the 1938 season, after watching the Brooklyn Dodgers drop another one, when he jumped into a cab. "How did our bums do today?"...
  • Styles in role models

    . . . "Little by little the look of the country changes because of the men we admire. You're just going to have to make up your own mind one day about what's right and wrong." -- The old man in the movie "Hud" to his grandson. . . . Once upon a time,...
  • Micky Moore dies at 98; director and early Hollywood actor

    Micky Moore dies at 98; director and early Hollywood actor
    Micky Moore and Hollywood grew up together. He was a toddler in 1916 when he began his career as a child actor in silent films and sat on the laps of such leading ladies as Mary Pickford and Gloria Swanson. As a 5-year-old he worked with legendary...
  • Esther Williams dies at 91; athletic star of aquatic musicals

    The water, Esther Williams once quipped, was her favorite costar. With her beauty, sunny personality and background as a champion swimmer, Williams shot to stardom in the 1940s in the "aqua musical," an odd sub-genre of films that became an enormous hit...
  • Patrick Stewart: ‘Next Generation,’ ‘X-Men’ and Hollywood history

     
    Just before the USS Enterprise embarked on a new mission with “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1987, an article ......
  • 'Pageant' to showcase cinema

    'Pageant' to showcase cinema
    It was near showtime at the Pageant of the Masters' preview night Monday, and Buster Keaton had a few minutes to pocket his smile. Or, rather, Joe Ramondetta had a few minutes to get into character. Backstage before a mirror, he fitted a wig above his...
  • Classic Hollywood: Western film pioneers have silent-era roots

    Classic Hollywood: Western film pioneers have silent-era roots
    In a world that's constantly changing, it's good to know that some things basically stay the same — for example, the movie western. It's a genre that hasn't changed much in the last century of cinematic history: There are good guys and there are bad...
  • Edith Fellows dies at 88; child actress

    Edith Fellows dies at 88; child actress
    Child actress Edith Fellows had made about 30 films by the age of 13 when she starred in a heart-wrenching, high-profile 1936 custody case, which was driven, she later said, by "my money — past, present and future." Abandoned as an infant by her...
  • "Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce" by Lois Lowry

    "Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce" by Lois Lowry
    "Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce" By Lois Lowry Scholastic, $12.99, ages 9-12 The newest versions of the "Dear America" books, a series of fictional diaries, offer a personal way into important American moments. The focus here is...