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Maids in Cinema

Fandor | Posted 12.02.2015 | Entertainment
Fandor

Maids in Cinema A view from the top of the stairs. By Shari Kizirian 'The Second Mother' Maids usually get the shaft in the movies. Traditionally r...

Celebrate Claudette Colbert's Birthday With Our Favorite Lines from 'It Happened One Night'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

A quick-witted Colbert, who starred in more than 60 movies and many Broadway plays, held her own opposite Clark Gable, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper, Joseph Cotten, Melvyn Douglas, Henry Fonda, Fredric March, Ray Milland, Spencer Tracy, John Wayne, Orson Welles, Rex Harrison and other leading men.

Sleep, My Love: The Perils of Being a Hollywood Actress

Jon Eig | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Now it is 2015 and the movies and performers of 1948 are a distant memory. Surely today, successful actresses are not manipulated and controlled to the extent that they once were, back in the Golden Age. And yet, how much do we really know?

When Comedy Was Clean and Comediennes Were King

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those wanting a respite from today's low, "in-your-face" brand of comedy, here are a few tried-and-true classics featuring these top screen comediennes. These special ladies made us laugh -- and feel smart -- at the same time.

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.

Is Today's Film Comedy in the Toilet?

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I continue to be nostalgic for comedy that doesn't require constant profanity or a surfeit of fart gags to succeed, that relies instead on subtle, clever scripts and witty dialogue; movies that in the end give their audiences some credit for brains and taste.

Just Maybe -- the Best Comedy Film Director Ever

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even though Entertainment Weekly named him the 16th-best film director of all time, if I mention the name Ernst Lubitsch to my own middle-aged contemporaries, I usually get a hazy look.

Vanity Fair's Coverage of the White House State Dinner: A Namedropping Guide

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The author was obviously trying to put the 2009 dinner in context with how previous years' affairs went. But he may have gotten a bit carried away in including quite so many characters, even as afterthoughts.

Cleopatra and Egyptian Fashion in Film

Tove Hermanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tove Hermanson

Fashion inevitably looks to history to interpret and re-interpret previous fashion trends. The Egyptian style has been adopted and interpreted by practically every generation.

Is There Finally Some Oscar Hope for Star Trek?"

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

We're well into Oscar season and I've been despairing for Star Trek, a sensational reboot of the sci-fi franchise that offers the smart, broadly appealing entertainment that Hollywood does best.

The Best Train Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

In a host of movies, the train has served as a microcosm of modern society, and the individual's potential risk and conflict within it.

Let's Bring Back ... 10 Things That Are Ready For A Comeback

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Ladies and Gentlemen: To honor the launch of Huffington Post's new Style section, I present the seventh installment of my Let's Bring Back series. A...