| Dec 18, 2011
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.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
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.”...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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?"...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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"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.
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Once upon a time,...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2013
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...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:23 AM
Just before the USS Enterprise embarked on a new mission with “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1987, an article ......
| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:39 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2011
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...
| Jun 30, 2011
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...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 11:47 AM
"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...