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  • Starmakers

    By Robin Blaetz Fairly early in her new book about the manufacture of movie stars in Hollywood's classical period, Jeanine Basinger confesses she was an usher in a movie theater for a decade after World War II. This fact, rather than the knowledge...
  • PASSINGS

    Edmund Purdom Star of 'The Egyptian' Edmund Purdom, 84, the British actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s and starred in the "The Egyptian" and "The Prodigal," died Jan. 1 in Rome, according to his family, who did not announce the cause of death....
  • Book review: 'Party Animals: A Hollywood Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Starring the Fabulous Allan Carr'

    Book review: 'Party Animals: A Hollywood Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Starring the Fabulous Allan Carr'
    Hollywood's always had a soft spot for the gooiest of cheese, so long as the end result is piles of cheddar. Witness the 1978 film adaptation of "Grease," a piffle of bogus nostalgia that lit up the box office. It was Allan Carr who cleared the path...
  • Paperback Writers: Nightmare noir

    Paperback Writers: Nightmare noir
    William Lindsay Gresham's novel "Nightmare Alley" (NYRB Classics: 288 pp., $16) tells the rise-and-fall story of Stan Carlisle, a hustling carnival wanna-be who transforms himself into the Great Stanton, a big-time stage magician, and then into a fake...
  • Everybody’s under one tent as ‘Nightmare Alley’ becomes a musical

    Everybody’s under one tent as ‘Nightmare Alley’ becomes a musical
    Life is a cabaret, old chum — unless, that is, it's a carnival show. So step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and see the slick, charming salesman Stan Carlisle morph into a carny shyster, a gospel preacher, a human monster! Watch him fall in love...
  • Douglas Fairbanks' 125th birthday at Hollywood Forever

    Douglas Fairbanks' 125th birthday at Hollywood Forever
    At the end of an impressive if murky reflecting pool in the middle of a lawn so verdant it seems out of place, the original Hollywood swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., lies buried in one of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery's most ostentatious mausoleums....
  • Young lead actor leaves his mark in zesty 'Zorro'

    This show has been remounted through Nov. 23 at Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.; $30, 773-327-5252 and www.theatrebuildingchicago.org. This is the review from the spring production. The joint has barely enough room to swing a rapier. And...
  • Rediscovering Douglas Fairbanks

    Rediscovering Douglas Fairbanks
    Decades before Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power and Johnny Depp became swashbuckling cinematic heroes, Douglas Fairbanks dashed across the screen with the greatest of athletic ease in such extravaganzas as "The Mark of Zorro," "The Iron Mask" and "The Black...
  • Actor-Filmmaker Mel Ferrer Dies at 90

    Mel Ferrer, an actor and filmmaker who was once married to Audrey Hepburn has died. He was 90. Ferrer died Monday, June 2 at his ranch near Santa Barbara, says family spokesperson Mike Mena. During his decades in show business, Ferrer directed nine...
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movies

     
    Sept. 23, 1941: Tyrone Power in "A Yank in the R.A.F."...
  • Only one of Oscars' top winners added to National Film Registry

     
    Every year since 1989, the National Film Registry -- a branch of the Library of Congress -- has chosen 25 movies to preserve for posterity. This year, as usual, most of its choices aren't the ones deemed the best of their day by Hollywood -- that is,...
  • Theater review: 'Nightmare Alley' at the Geffen Playhouse

     
    There’s a moment in “Nightmare Alley,” the Geffen Playhouse’s tepid new musical, when the antihero, a spiritualist preacher, urges his lover to put on a good show for their latest marks: “Give ‘em the mystery, build the tension,” he says.......