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Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis

Perry Brass | Posted 03.26.2015 | Books
Perry Brass

Jane Wyman was Ronald Reagan's first wife. They met when they were both working their way up the Hollywood star ladder -- Wyman was actually ahead of Reagan -- and they came out of the same background: hardscrabble Depression; very much hand-to-mouth.

Bill Hickman: Hollywood's Wheelman

Alex Simon | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Hollywood, like any place that is more about its lore than the actual sum of its parts, is full of unsung heroes who have given audiences some of their most cherished cinematic moments.

Please Insult Me, Don Rickles

Steve Matoren | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

Please Insult Me, Don RicklesThe stars came out Saturday night in Los Angeles -- not for another superfluous awards ceremony, but rather to watch a comic icon perform. "Mr. Warmth," Don Rickles, played the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

Happy Birthday, Slim Aarons!

Jack Meyer | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

The socialites warmly welcomed the war hero; in turn, he found solace in a milieu antithetical to the hell of war.

Steve Wilson on 'The Making of Gone with the Wind'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Just when I thought I could answer any trivia question on David O. Selznick's 1939 production of Gone with the Wind, comes a treasure of new material in Steve Wilson's book, The Making of Gone with the Wind.

"The Blonde": A Talk With Anna Godbersen

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Anna Godbersen is the bestselling author of The Luxe series and Bright Young Things. Her new novel, The Blonde, is her first foray into adult fiction and is a compulsively gripping read.

Aisle View: Sizzlingly Good

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

An awkwardly insecure girl from the tenements of New York is forced, by societal conditions and a lack of viable options, into marriage to her boss; motherhood; and such continued repression that she finally takes matters into her own hands--mighty pretty hands, all the men tell her--and brutally murders her husband.

The Pioneer Saloon at 100: A Century of Tears, Beers and Blood

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

It's often cliché to speak of being "whisked away," but quite honestly when you enter that's exactly what will happen. Were it not for the few slot machines to your left and electric lights throughout, you'd swear you stepped back to 1913.

'This Guy Really Delivers'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.15.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

With apologies to Nathaniel Hawthorne, who is dead and can't sue me, I live in the House of the Three Gables. When the vent in the main one, the Clark gable, was gone with the wind after a recent storm, my wife, Sue, asked me to fix it.

Rita Moreno's Arduous Tale

AP | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices

"Rita Moreno: A Memoir" (Celebra), by Rita Moreno The award-winning actress Rita Moreno opens up – way, way up – in a memoir driven less ...

Clark Gable's Son Arrested

Posted 04.03.2013 | Los Angeles

The son of legendary actor Clark Gable was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Malibu Tuesday. Clark Gable Jr., 52, was allegedly driving a white Ford ...

For Spring, the 10 Best Road Movies Ever

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Going all the way back to Homer's Odyssey, some of our finest stories take place on voyages or quests of some kind, where our hero (or heroine) not only experiences new sights and adventures, but also some transformation in thinking, circumstance, or attitude as a result. The road movie is the cinematic equivalent.

Talking About Achievement, Movie Magic And The Oscars

Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: You might think anyone who’s made it into a major movie – as an...

Lana Turner's Old Hollywood Legacy

The Huffington Post | Lauren Leibowitz | Posted 02.07.2013 | Style

With her megawatt smile and porcelain skin, Lana Turner's look was interesting enough for her to get discovered while skipping class at a drugstore so...

Where Are the Heroes?

Bruce Kluger | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

When I recall the things I admired most about Robert F. Kennedy -- his fire, his faith, his Quixote-like tilt against racial injustice -- I'm reminded that it's hard to find heroes like that anymore, especially during an election season.

Dale Olson: "I Lived My Life My Own Way"

Tom Gregory | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Dale was the voice of damage-control, the pen of Oscar campaigns, and the heart of a movement that cultivated compassion in modern Hollywood. Laughter and caring were Dale Olson's trademark, entertainment was his business.

San Francisco, Starring Jeanette MacDonald, to Be Featured at the Castro Theatre's 90th Anniversary

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.03.2012 | Home
Sean Martinfield

This month marks the 90th anniversary of the Castro Theatre, San Francisco's last fully functioning movie palace. With its towering and pulsating neon sign, the theatre is in the heart of one of the easiest recognized and most visited neighborhoods in the world.

The Best Navy Movies of All Time

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Over the years, a slew of outstanding Navy-themed films have furnished us with a variety of salty celluloid adventures worth catching. The following dozen titles comprise my own personal favorites.

The Man Behind Marilyn (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Not many people can claim to have won an Oscar, seven Emmys, written five bestsellers, travelled the world, been to the brink of collapse and reinvented themselves and, most famously, spent years photographing the enigma that was Marilyn Monroe.

'Antiques Roadshow': Amazing Signed 'Gone With The Wind'

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

Are you a Windie? Do you know what a Windie is? On "Antiques Roadshow" (Mon., 8 p.m. ET on PBS), a woman brought in an item that she was told would ma...

Clark Gable: King of Hollywood

John Farr | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we kick off Oscar month tomorrow, we also honor the birthday of Clark Gable, who picked up a statuette at the seventh Academy Awards ceremony in 1935.

Secret Daughter Of Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Dies At 76

AP | PATRICK WALTERS | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — For decades, the identity of Judy Lewis' parents was one of the best-kept secrets in Hollywood. Not until Lewis acknowledged her...

I Went to a Polo Match on Sunday, And Loved It!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I have some advice for those people at AEG/Staples Center who are slugging it out with another faction for the right to build a new football stadium in LA. Let them have it... and steal their thunder by building a fabulous polo field!

Happy 50th Anniversary, 'Breakfast At Tiffany's'

Posted 12.05.2011 | Fifty

Yes, we all know Holly Golightly's radiant style is timeless -- but it's officially been 50 years since "Breakfast at Tiffany's" graced the silver scr...

Inspiration for Change

Cherie Burns | Posted 11.30.2011 | Books
Cherie Burns

What triggers making a fresh start in life? Sometimes something as simple as a beautiful fall day or a scenic panorama can make one aware of life's possibilities.