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When Hollywood Westerns Fought Racism

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
M.W. Jacobs

Now when Hollywood is reeling from a much-deserved diversity scandal, it's a good time to remember the historical role of Hollywood in civil rights. Hollywood was ahead of the country as a whole during the civil rights era of the 1950s.

Remembering the Go-Go Boys

Robert Marich | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Marich

Menahem Golan -- half of the Go-Go Boys team that stormed Hollywood in the 1980s and departed in disgrace -- just died in Israel at age 85 of natural causes.

Bill Stadiem's New Moneywood: Hollywood in Its Last Age of Excess Is a Scandalous, Fascinating Exposé

Jay Weston | Posted 03.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

William Stadiem's new book, Moneywood: Hollywood in Its Last Age of Excess, reveals Tinseltown in all its unvarnished actuality.

To Cher, With Love From Travis Banton

Debra Levine | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

In a TCM Fest curtain talk with UCLA costume historian Deborah Nadoolman-Landis (she's married to film director John Landis) prior to a screening of C...

What Works in Hollywood? Even the Trades Can't Decide

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

It is said there are no coincidences or irony in Hollywood, so I'll just say it's interesting that today's Hollywood trades are making news themselves, rather than reporting other show business news.